Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Lead MTV VMA Nominations

Awards show will air live on August 25th

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Justin Timberlake and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the pack for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, landing six nominations each. The 30th annual awards show will air live on August 25th from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

The coveted Video of the Year award nominees were unveiled on the network's Instagram and Vine accounts – the first time nominees for an award show have been announced on social media. They are Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors," Macklemore and 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."

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Timberlake's other nominations include Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing for "Mirrors," while his "Suit and Tie" featuring Jay-Z scored nods for Best Collaboration and Best Direction. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' nominations include Video of the Year for "Thrift Shop" and Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Editing for "Can't Hold Us" featuring Ray Dalton. The pair's "Same Love" also received a nod for Best Video with a Social Message.

Other nominees include Pink, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Miley Cyrus with three nominations each. 

This year also sees the renaming of the Best New Artist trophy to the Artist to Watch award. Nominees are Twenty One Pilots for "Holding on to You," Zedd featuring Foxes for "Clarity," Austin Mahone for "What About Love," the Weeknd for "Wicked Games" and Iggy Azalea for "Work."

Voting in all categories begins today. Fans can visit vma.mtv.com or text VOTE to 22444 to cast their votes.

List of 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake – "Mirrors"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – "Thrift Shop"
Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – "Blurred Lines"
Taylor Swift – "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – "Can't Hold Us"
Drake – "Started From the Bottom"
Kendrick Lamar – "Swimming Pools"
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – "F**kin Problems"
J. Cole feat. Miguel – "Power Trip"

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake – "Mirrors"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – "Blurred Lines"
Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
Ed Sheeran – "Lego House"
Kendrick Lamar – "Swimming Pools"

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mickey Ekko – "Stay"
Taylor Swift – "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Miley Cyrus – "We Can't Stop"
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – "Just Give Me a Reason"
Demi Lovato – "Heart Attack"

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
Justin Timberlake – "Mirrors"
fun. – "Carry On"
Miley Cyrus – "We Can't Stop"
Selena Gomez – "Come and Get It"

Artist to Watch
Twenty One Pilots – "Holding on to You"
Zedd Feat. Foxes – "Clarity"
Austin Mahone – "What About Love"
The Weeknd – "Wicked Games"
Iggy Azalea – "Work"

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – "Suit and Tie"
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – "Feel This Moment"
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – "I Need Your Love"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – "Blurred Lines"
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – "Just Give Me a Reason"

Best Video With a Social Message
Kelly Clarkson – "People Like Us"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – "Same Love"
Snoop Lion – "No Guns Allowed"
Miguel – "Candles in the Sun"
Beyoncé – "I Was Here"

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons – "Radioactive"
Fall Out Boy – "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Mumford & Sons – "I Will Wait"
30 Seconds to Mars – "Up in the Air"
Vampire Weekend – "Diane Young"

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities – "Safe and Sound"
30 Seconds to Mars – "Up in the Air"
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – "Q.U.E.E.N"
Lana Del Rey – "National Anthem"
Alt-J – "Tessellate"

Best Choreography
Chris Brown – "Fine China"
Ciara – "Body Party"
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – "Live It Up"
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – "#thatPOWER"
Bruno Mars – "Treasure"

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars – "Up in the Air"
Lana Del Rey – "Ride"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Sacrilege"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – "Can't Hold Us"
A-Trak and Tommy Trash – "Tuna Melt"

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – "Suit and Tie"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – "Can't Hold Us"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Sacrilege"
fun. – "Carry On"
Drake – "Started From the Bottom"

Best Editing
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – "Just Give Me a Reason"
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – "Sweet Nothing"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – "Can't Hold Us"
Justin Timberlake – "Mirrors"
Miley Cyrus – "We Can't Stop"

Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus – "Tiny Tortures"
Skrillex feat. the Door – "Breakin' a Sweat"
The Weeknd – "Wicked Games"
Duck Sauce – "It's You"
Capital Cities – "Safe and Sound"