On Thursday Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead MTV VMAs was a top story. Here is the recap: Although viewers are not likely to see full music videos very often when they turn on MTV, the former music focused, turned reality TV focused network announced the nominations for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday.
The event is to be broadcast live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm ET/PT. The network sent out these highlights and the list of nominations:
Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year's VMA pack with six overall nominations each. Timberlake's nominations include "Video of the Year," "Best Male Video," "Best Pop Video" and "Best Editing" for "Mirrors," while his "Suit & Tie" featuring JAY Z, scored nods for "Best Collaboration," and "Best Direction." Previously, Timberlake has taken home seven Video Music Awards, including "Best Pop Video" for "Cry Me A River."
Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and Pharrell, and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," are set for an epic battle to take home Video of the Year. - more on this story