2010 MTV VMAs: Nominees and Ifelicious picks

UPDATED ON SEPT 16, 2010 WITH ACTUAL WINNERS…  My picks matched up with 3 of the winners.  Oh well, we like what we like.  Congrats to all of this year’s winners!  ~Ifelicious

It’s time to post the nominees and make my Ifelicious picks for my fave awards show of the year- the MTV VMAs!!!  This year’s host is Chelsea Handler from E!’s “Chelsea Lately.”  The house band for the awards show will be Deadmau5.  I will be like you, watching from my couch as I got turned down for press credentials…the woes of a lonely lady blogger diva hottie, yet to be discovered… 😎

Lady Gaga and Eminem lead with the most nominations this year.  Lady Gaga has a record breaking 13 noms, even competing against herself in a few categories, while Eminem follows with 8 noms.  I’m on board with that since Lady Gaga is on fire right now and Eminem is blazing his comeback trail, too.  Per MTV’s press release, Lady Gaga stated:

“I’m so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history. Ironically, I’m even more proud it’s an unlucky number; 13,” said Lady Gaga. “A long time ago the world told me and my little monsters we would never be heard, together we changed the rules. God put me on Earth for 3 reasons: To make loud music, gay videos, and cause a damn raucous. Thank You MTV!”

and Eminem “thankfully” stated:

“Apparently MTV doesn’t care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMA’s. F me, right?!?!,” said Eminem. “I mean, I’ll be there but don’t expect me to be nice about it.”

Virgin nominees this year are: Justin Bieber (ok, maybe i should’ve say “first time” instead of virgin..hee hee! 😆 ), Drake, Ke$ha, Florence + The Machine, and Mumford & Sons.

In its 27th year of handing out the coveted Moon Man statue, the MTV VMAs will air on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9:00 PM.  Until then, you can go online and cast your vote for the main categories at http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2010/ (i.e. all but the professional categories i listed separately at the end).  The polls are open and will remain open until the VMAs air on September 12. In addition, text voting for “Best New Artist” is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 97979. Also, Verizon Wireless subscribers can vote in all categories by texting VMA to 97979 (standard message rates apply).

UPDATE SEPT 9, 2010: MTV News is running a contest where you can win your very own piece of the VMA white carpet.  Just think, you can ponder about who’s feet were on your bit of history as you caress the carpet fibers.  Maybe Lady Gaga?  Eminem?  Beyonce?  Justin Bieber? Maybe Usher danced on it?  Maybe someone lost a piece of bling and you’ll find it?

The possibilities are endless!  LOL!  😆   To enter, go to http://facebook.com/mtvnews.

Below is the listing of nominees and my Ifelicious picks for this year.  I want to know yours, too, so leave me loads of comments.

  • Do you expect Lady Gaga and Eminem to dominate the wins since they are the leading nominees?
  • Which newcomer do you think will do well?
  • How do you think artists like Jay-Z, Ke$ha, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber will do?
  • Is Nicki Minaj too hard core for an MTV issued Best New Artist?
BEST COLLABORATION BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO
3OH3! f/ Ke$ha “My First Kiss”B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams “Airplanes”

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga “Video Phone (Extended Rmx)”

Jay Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind”

Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé “Telephone” *WINNER*

Cascada “Evacuate the Dancefloor”

David Guetta f/ Akon “Sexy Chick”

Enrique Iglesia f/ Pitbull “I Like It”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” *WINNER*

Usher f/ will.i.am “OMG”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga “Video Phone (Extended Rmx)”

Katy Perry f/ Snoop Dogg “California Gurls”

Ke$ha “Tik Tok”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” *WINNER*

Taylor Swift “Fifteen”

B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams “Airplanes”

Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem “Forever”

Eminem “Not Afraid” *WINNER*

Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz “On to the Next One”

Kid Cudi f/ MGMT & Ratatat “Pursuit of Happiness”

BEST MALE VIDEO BEST NEW ARTIST
B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams “Airplanes”

Drake “Find Your Love”

Eminem “Not Afraid” *WINNER*

Jason Derulo “In My Head”

Usher f/ will.i.am “OMG”

Broken Bells “The Ghost Inside”

Jason Derulo “In My Head”

Justin Bieber f/ Ludacris “Baby” *WINNER*

KeSha “Tik Tok”

Nicki Minaj f/ Sean Garrett “Massive Attack”

BEST POP VIDEO BEST ROCK VIDEO
B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars “Nothing on You”

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga “Video Phone (Extended Rmx)”

Katy Perry f/ Snoop Dogg “California Gurls”

Ke$ha “Tik Tok”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” *WINNER*

30 Seconds To Mars “Kings and Queens” *WINNER*

Florence + the Machine “Dog Days are Over”

MGMT “Flash Delirium”

Muse “Uprising”

Paramore “Ignorance”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
30 Seconds To Mars “Kings and Queens”

B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams “Airplanes”

Eminem “Not Afraid”

Florence + the Machine “Dog Days are Over”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” *WINNER*

Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé “Telephone”

The following have been classified by MTV as professional categories.  We don’t get to vote on these, but I’m going to make my picks anyway.  At the time of this initial post, I am only making my picks in 2 of the categories, but I’ll be making updates again soon!

BEST ART DIRECTION
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
30 Seconds To Mars “Kings and Queens”

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga “Video Phone (Extended Rmx)

Eminem “Not Afraid”

Florence + The Machine “Dog Days Are Over” *WINNER*

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga “Video Phone (Extended Rmx)”

Janelle Monáe f/ Big Boi “Tightrope”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” *WINNER*

Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé “Telephone”

Usher f/ will.i.am “OMG”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY BEST DIRECTION
Eminem “Not Afraid”

Florence + The Machine “Dog Days Are Over”

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind” *WINNER*

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Mumford and Sons “Little Lion Man”

30 Seconds To Mars “Kings and Queens”

Eminem “Not Afraid”

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” *WINNER*

Pink “Funhouse”

BEST EDITING BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
Eminem “Not Afraid”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” *WINNER*

Miike Snow “Animal”

Pink “Funhouse”

Rihanna “Rude Boy”

Dan Black “Symphonies”

Eminem “Not Afraid”

Green Day “21st Century Breakdown”

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Muse “Uprising” *WINNER*

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO
Coldplay “Strawberry Swing”

Dan Black “Symphonies”

Gorillaz f/ Bobby Womack & Mos Def “Stylo”

The Black Keys “Tighten Up” *WINNER*

Read all of my blog posts about the MTV VMAs of yesteryear by CLICKING HERE.

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