71st Annual Golden Globe Nominations Unveiled

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Award season is officially around the corner and today the nominees for the Golden Globe Awards 2014 ceremony were announced this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The Golden Globes, for those tuning in for the first time ever, celebrate the year’s best in film and television, split into the genres of comedy (or musical) and drama.

Leading the pack this year with seven nominations each are 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle. Both lead with nominations for including one of the biggest honors of the evening, “Best Picture.” On the television front, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and surprise hit, Brooklyn 99 led the pack as the top-nominated programs on the small screen.

The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 12, 2014 with our favorite funny-gals, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler taking on the role of hosts once again this year.

Until then, you can check out the full list of nominees below and start making your own list of those who were snubbed.

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
“12 Years A Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“Philomena”
“Rush”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years A Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years A Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years A Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years A Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, “Philomena”
John Ridley, “12 Years A Slave”
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Best Original Score
“All Is Lost”
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
“Gravity”
“The Book Thief”
“12 Years A Slave”

Best Original Song
“Atlas,” Coldplay (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”)
“Let It Go,” Idina Menzel (“Frozen”)
“Ordinary Love,” U2 (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”)
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver (“Inside Llewyn Davis”)
“Sweet Than Fiction,” Taylor Swift (“One Chance”)

Best Foreign Language Film
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Past”
“The Wind Rises”

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Frozen”

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Best Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Good Wife”
“House of Cards”
“Masters of Sex”

Best Actor in a Television Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Black List”

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Best Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn 99”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn 99”

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“Dancing on the Edge”
“Top of the Lake”
“White Queen”

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “The White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “White Queen”
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

The 56th Annual Grammy Award Nominees Revealed

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Drake might have decided to bail on the Grammy nomination special, but the show did go one with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis opening up the hour-long show.

Among all the performances with included the rapper and his DJ as well as performance from Katy Perry; Taylor Swift; Robin Thicke, T.I. and member of Earth, Wind and Fire; as well as a special performance by Keith Urban and Miguel, of “Ain’t No Sunshine” which won Best R&B Song at the 14th Grammys in 1972, some nominations for the award show which airs in January were revealed.

While the full list of nominees and the categories was not given out during the live concert show, the full list of nominees can be seen below.

56th Annual Grammy Award Nominees:

Album of the Year:
Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
Taylor Swift, Red

Record of the Year:
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Lorde, “Royals”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”

Song of the Year:
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Lorde, “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love”

Best New Artist:
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Vocal Album: 
Lana Del Rey, Paradise 
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox
Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience 

Best Pop Solo Performance: 
Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
Lorde, “Royals”
Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, “Get Lucky”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I., “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, “Suit & Tie”

Best Rock Performance: 
Alabama Shakes, “Always Alright”
David Bowie, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Led Zeppelin, “Kashmir”
Queens of the Stone Age, “My God is the Sun”
Jack White, “I’m Shakin'”

Best Metal Performance: 
Anthrax, “T.N.T.”
Black Sabbath, “God Is Dead?”
Dream Theater, “The Enemy Inside”
Killswitch Engage, “In Due Time”
Volbeat feat. King Diamond, “Room 24”

Best Rock Album: 
Black Sabbath, 13 
David Bowie, The Next Day 
Kings of Leon, Mechanical Bull 
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day 
Queens of the Stone Age, …Like Clockwork 
Neil Young With Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Song: 
Gary Clark Jr., “Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round”
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear, “Cut Me Some Slack”
The Rolling Stones, “Doom and Gloom”
Black Sabbath, “God Is Dead?”
Muse, “Panic Station”

Best Alternative Music Album: 
Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
The National, Trouble Will Find Me
Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks
Tame Impala, Lonerism 
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City

Best Dance/Electronica Album: 
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Disclosure, Settle
Calvin Harris, 18 Months
Kaskade, Atmosphere
Pretty Lights, A Color Map of the Sun 

Best R&B Performance: 
Tamar Braxton, “Love and War”
Anthony Hamilton, “Best of Me”
Hiatus Kaiyote feat. Q-Tip, “Nakamarra”
Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar, “How Many Drinks? (Remix)”
Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway, “Something”

Best Urban Contemporary Album: 
Tamar Braxton, Love and War
Fantasia, Side Effects of You
Salaam Remi, One: In the Chamber
Rihanna, Unapologetic
Mack Wilds, New York: A Love Story 

Best R&B Album:
Faith Evans, R&B Divas
Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire
John Legend, Love in the Future
Chrisette Michele, Better 
TGT, Three Kings 

Best R&B Song: 
Anthony Hamilton, “Best of Me”
Tamar Braxton, “Love and War”
PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder, “Only One”
Justin Timberlake, “Pusher Love Girl”
Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot, “Without Me”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: 
J. Cole feat. Miguel, “Power Trip”
Jay Z feat. Beyoncé, “Part II (On the Run)”
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”
Kendrick Lamar feat. Mary J. Blige, “Now or Never”
Wiz Khalifa feat. the Weeknd, “Remember You”

Best Rap Performance: 
Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Eminem, “Berzerk”
Jay Z, “Tom Ford”
Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”

Best Rap Album: 
Drake, Nothing Was the Same
Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist 
Kanye West, Yeezus

Best Rap Song:
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar, “Fuckin’ Problems”
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”
Kanye West, “New Slaves”
Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”

Best Latin Pop Album: 
Frankie J, Faith, Hope, Y Amor
Ricardo Montaner, Viajero Frecuente
Draco Rosa, Vida
Aleks Syntek, Syntek
Tommy Torres, 12 Historias 

Best Dance Recording:
Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E* and MNEK, “Need U (100%)”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing”
Kaskade, “Atmosphere”
Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie, “This Is What It Feels Like”
Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity”

Best Country Solo Performance: 
Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”
Hunter Hayes, “I Want Crazy”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”
Blake Shelton, “Mine Would Be You”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: 
The Civil Wars, “From This Valley”
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, “Don’t Rush”
Little Big Town, “Your Side of the Bed”
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton, “You Can’t Make Old Friends”

Best Country Album:
Jason Aldean, Night Train
Tim McGraw, Two Lanes of Freedom
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story
Taylor Swift, Red

Best Americana Album: 
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Love Has Come for You
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Buddy and Jim 
Mavis Staples, One True Vine
Allen Toussaint, Songbook

Producer of the Year:
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video: 
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
Jay Z, “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, “Suit & Tie”
Jack White, “I’m Shakin'”

The Grammys will be handed out live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m.

People’s Choice Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

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This is about the time where we would make a “the people have spoken” joke, but let’s be honest, you’ve probably heard it enough times since the People Choice Awards’ nominees were announced.

The awards show which is all chosen by the public rather than a panel of people in the entertainment industry, announced today all the nominees for the long list of categories. From today until December 5, fans of selected shows, movies, musicians and actors can go onto the website which can be found here, and vote on their favorites.

The full list of nominees in their appropriate categories can be found below:

Favorite Movie:

Fast & Furious 6
Iron Man 3
Monsters University
Star Trek Into Darkness

Favorite Movie Actor:

Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actress:

Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie Duo:

Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness)
Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)
Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)
Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)

Favorite Action Movie:

Fast & Furious 6
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Wolverine
World War Z

Favorite Action Movie Star:

Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Robert Downey Jr.
Vin Diesel

Favorite Comedic Movie:

Grown Ups 2
The Hangover Part III
The Heat
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We’re the Millers

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor:

Adam Sandler
Bradley Cooper
Chris Rock
James Franco
Zach Galifianakis

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress:

Emma Watson
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Dramatic Movie:

Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Prisoners

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor:

Channing Tatum
Chris Hemsworth
Hugh Jackman
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ryan Gosling

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress:

Amy Adams
Emma Stone
Halle Berry
Oprah Winfrey
Sandra Bullock

Favorite Network TV Comedy:

2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family

Favorite Comedic TV Actor:

Chris Colfer
Darren Criss
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite comedic TV Actress:

Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
Lea Michele
Melissa McCarthy
Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama:

Chicago Fire
The Good Wife
Grey’s Anatomy
Nashville
Parenthood

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor:

Jim Caviezel
Josh Charles
Kevin Bacon
Mark Harmon
Patrick Dempsey

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress:

Julianna Margulies
Mariska Hargitay
Pauley Perrette
Sandra Oh
Stana Katic

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series:

Andy Samberg
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Joseph Morgan
Michael J. Fox
Robin Williams

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series:

Allison Janney
Anna Faris
Ming-Na Wen
Rebel Wilson
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Favorite TV Crime Drama:

Bones
Castle
Criminal Minds
The Mentalist
NCIS

Favorite Competition TV Show:

America’s Got Talent
Dancing with the Stars
MasterChef
The Voice
The X Factor

Favorite Cable TV Comedy:

Awkward.
Cougar Town
Hot in Cleveland
Melissa & Joey
Psych

Favorite Cable TV Drama:

Downton Abbey
Pretty Little Liars
Sons of Anarchy
The Walking Dead
White Collar

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show:

Californication
Game of Thrones
Girls
Homeland
True Blood

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry:

Castle & Beckett (Castle)
Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries)
Derek & Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)
Emma & Hook (Once Upon A Time)
Kurt & Blaine (Glee)

Favorite Daytime TV Host(s):

Ellen DeGeneres
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan
Dr. Phil McGraw
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey

Favorite New Talk Show Host:

Arsenio Hall
Bethenny Frankel
Jenny McCarthy
Queen Latifah
Ross Mathews

Favorite Series We Miss Most:

30 Rock
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Fringe
The Office

Favorite Male Artist:

Avicii
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Michael Bublé

Favorite Female Artist:

Britney Spears
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
P!nk
Selena Gomez

Favorite Pop Artist:

Britney Spears
Bruno Mars
Demi Lovato
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry

Favorite Country Artist:

The Band Perry
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist:

Drake
Jay Z
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite R&B Artist:

Alicia Keys
Ciara
Justin Timberlake
Rihanna
Robin Thicke

Favorite Band:

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic
Paramore

Favorite Song:

Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)
Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)
Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)
Roar (Katy Perry)
When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)

The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards will air live on CBS on January 8 at 9 p.m. ET.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today those lucky nominees for the class of 2014. This year’s list includes Hall and Oates, Nirvana, The Replacements, KISS, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A, Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes and the Zombies.

The lucky nominees that get the most votes by the end of the voting period will get the honors of being inducted into the hall of fame. For the second year, the public has been given the chance to also vote alongside artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body.

For those that would like to have their voices heard and vote for their favorite nominees, Rolling Stone’s website is currently playing host for the public. According to Rolling Stone, “the top five acts will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2014.” Fans have until December 10 to get their vote included in those ballots.

To be eligible for this year’s ballot, those that ended up on the bill had to have released their first single or album in 1988 or earlier than that. If some of the nominees look like they have been nominated once before, many of them have had the honor bestowed on them before.

While some may have seen the ballots once before, some of the nominees such as Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, Link Wray, Cat Stevens, Yes and the Zombies are getting their names on the ballots for the first time. For those the feel like arguing about Peter Gabriel then yes, he was inducted in 2009 as a member of Genesis.

On a side note, Nirvana is the only act this year to land on the ballot during their first year of eligibility. Their cover of “Love Buzz” by Shocking Blue was their first single, hitting stores in late 1988.

2013 MTV EMA Nominees Announced

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The MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone with a whole mess of scandals that people and the FCC are still in the middle of talking about. For us, we are pretty okay with putting that entire show in the deep, dark, crevasses of our mind, honestly.

Today, MTV’s other music oriented award show from across the pond revealed its list of nominees. The MTV Europe Music Award revealed that almost like a flashback, Macklemore with Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake have once again come out on top with the most nominees for the European moon man; they each come away with five nods.

Timberlake has been nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Live,  Best Look, Best U.S. Act and Best Video. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis follow in suit with nods in the categories for Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop, Best Song, Best U.S. Act and Best World Stage Prizes.

Coming in second place in the most awards of the evening would be Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke; all who are nominated for four awards a piece.

Check out the full list of nominees in their respected categories below:

2013 MTV EMAs NOMINEES:

Best Song

Bruno Mars – ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’

Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Thrift Shop’

Rihanna – ‘Diamonds’

Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’

Best Pop

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Taylor Swift

Best Female

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Best Male

Bruno Mars

Eminem

Jay Z

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

Best Live

Beyoncé

Green Day

Justin Timberlake

P!nk

Taylor Swift

Best New

Bastille

Icona Pop

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Rudimental

Best Video

Justin Timberlake – ‘Mirrors’

Lady Gaga – ‘Applause’

Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’

Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’

Thirty Seconds to Mars – ‘Up In The Air’

Best Rock

Black Sabbath

Green Day

Kings Of Leon

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Killers

Best Alternative

Arctic Monkeys

Fall Out Boy

Franz Ferdinand

Paramore

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Hip Hop

Drake

Eminem

Jay Z

Kanye West

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Electronic

Afrojack

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Daft Punk

Skrillex

Best Look

Harry Styles

Justin Timberlake

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Rita Ora

Best UK and Ireland Act

Calvin Harris

Ellie Goulding

Olly Murs

One Direction

Rudimental

The MTV EMAs are scheduled to take place on November  10, live from Amsterdam’s new Ziggo Dome.

Barclays Mercury Award Nominees Announced

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Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to introduce you to the short list of this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Awards and some of the best of the best from across the pond were honored today when the list was revealed at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London.

The awards which are supposedly chosen by a panel of music critics and industry experts, revealed the 12 albums made the final cut of this year’s list.

David Bowie and his new album The Next Day, made the list as well as the Arctic Monkeys’ newest effort AM. Other nominees also include Jake Bugg with his self-titled, debut album and Foal’s with Holy Fire.

The original list for the awards included about 250 albums which dwindled down thanks to the help of those unnamed critics and experts.

The winner of the award will be announced on October 30 at the Mercury Prize Award Show due to take place at the Roundhouse.

Check out all the artists with their albums below as well as what the judges had to say about them and what it was about them that led to the decision.

BARCLAYCARD MERCURY AWARDS NOMINEES:

Arctic Monkeys – AM

“AM is a bold new chapter in the Arctic Monkeys’ story – sonically gripping, lyrically involving and brilliantly performed.”

David Bowie – The Next Day

“David Bowie celebrates his legendary songwriting ability with panache and a remarkable sense of urgency.”

Disclosure – Settle

“A joyous pop record for clubbers; an infectious dance record for pop fans.”

Foals – Holy Fire

“A wonderfully dynamic album – ambitious, intelligent and rhythmically compelling.”

Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

“Fluent, restless, acutely observed songs of teenage life in contemporary Britain.”

James Blake – Overgrown

“Late night music for the digital age. An inventive, poignant and poetic record of great beauty.”

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

“An electronic world of wonder – delicate, eventful and utterly absorbing.”

Laura Marling – Once I Was

Last year, Alt-J took home the prize for their album, An Awesome Wave. With that being said, who do you think will take the award home this year?

MTV VMA Nominees Announced

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MTV have announced the nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards (you know that one time that MTV actually cares about music?). The show which will take place on August 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, revealed their long list of nominees and this year “Thrift Shop” maestro, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis head the nomination count with six; Justin Timberlake is also nominated for six.

Following behind them are Bruno Mars with four while Pink,each earned three Moonmen nominations. Voting for all categories excluding “Artist to Watch” will all close on August 24.

The full list of nominations can be seen below.

Video of the Year
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Macklemore & 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 & 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. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
» Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
» Pink 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, Presented by Taco Bell
» 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 & 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”
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”

Best Video With A Social Message
» Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us”
» Macklemore & 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”
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction
» Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N”
» Lana Del Rey, “National Anthem”
» Alt-J, “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
» Chris Brown, “Fine China”
» Ciara, “Body Party”
» Jennifer Lopes feat. Pitbull, “Live It Up”
» will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, “#thatPOWER”
» Bruno Mars, “Treasure”

Best Cinematography
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Lana Del Rey, “Ride”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» A-Trak & Tommy Trash, “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
» Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Fun., “Carry On”
» Drake, “Started From The Bottom”

Best Editing
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”
» Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”