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2011 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Announced

Katy Perry leads the pack on a female-dominated nominations list (don't worry Kanye, they didn't forget you).

The year’s hottest pop, rock and hip-hop videos are up for trophy accolades once again, with the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nominees announced on Wednesday night. In a female-dominated year, Katy Perry leads the pack for the 28th installment of the awards show, landing a whopping nine nominations including Video of the Year for "Firework." Adele and Kanye West follow with seven nominations, while Bruno Mars and Beyonce each got four noms, with Eminem, Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Nicki Minaj all scoring three.

Adele's seven nominations come largely on the wings of her soulful smash hit, “Rolling In the Deep.” Kanye West, stage-hopping party crasher and half of the hottest collaboration of the Summer, garnered seven nominations for his collaboration with Perry, as well as for his powerful and artistic videos “All of The Lights” and “Power.”

The full nominees are below. The show takes place August 28th at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Cee Lo Green, “F— You”
Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Big Sean featuring Chris Brown, “My Last”
Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”
Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow”

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)”
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Lil Wayne, “6 Foot, 7 Foot”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Lupe Fiasco, “The Show Goes On”

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 COLLABORATION
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, “Moment 4 Life”
Pitbull featuring 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 featuring Dwele, “Power”
Katy Perry featuring 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 featuring Lauren Bennett & Goon, “Party Rock Anthem”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
30 Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”

BEST DIRECTION
30 Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”
Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”

BEST EDITING
30 Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”

BEST SFX
Chromeo, “Don’t Turn the Lights On”
Kanye West featuring Dwele, “Power”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Linkin Park, “Waiting for the End”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”