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2011 MTV VMA Nominations Announced, Katy Perry Leads With 9 Nods

On Wednesday night, Katy Perry announced the nominees for this year’s MTV VMAs, and she’s in the lead with a whopping 9 nominations including “Video of the Year” and “Best Female Video,” for her hit single “Firework.” Adele follows with an impressive 7 nominations for “Rolling In The Deep” off her debut album “21,” the year’s biggest selling album to date.  Kanye West also picked up 7 nods, including “Best Hip-Hop Artist” and “Best Male Video.” Let’s just hope everyone can finish their speeches this year.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Bestie Boys – Make Some Noise
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Firework
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack – Give Me Everything

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)
Katy Perry – Firework
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down
Foo Fighters – Walk
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You

BEST HIP-HOP ARTIST
Chris Brown – Look At Me Now
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes on
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

BEST NEW ARTIST
Big Sean
Foster The People
Kreayshawn
Tyler The Creator
Wiz Khalifa

BEST MALE VIDEO
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Cee-Lo – Fuck You
Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
Justin Bieber – You Smile
Kanye West – All Of The Lights

BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – Moment 4 Life
Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack – Give Me Everything

BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Death Cab For Cutie – You Are A Tourist
Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Lady Gaga – Judas

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Lady Gaga- Judas
LMFAO f/ Lauren Bennett & Goon – Party Rock Anthem

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

BEST DIRECTION
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T

BEST EDITING
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Chromeo – Dont Turn The Lights On
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Linkin Park – Waiting For The End

The 2011 VMAs will air on MTV at 9 p.m. EST on August 28.

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