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Gotye Nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards Awards

Written by Marc Zanotti on August 1, 2012

The Music Network has announced that Gotye is up for 2 VMA Awards under the categories of ‘Best Editing’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for the clip that accompanies the song that keeps on giving, Somebody That I Used to Know.

The music video, which has spawned a few parody’s such as this Star Wars version, was directed by Natasha Pincus and is against some stiff competition with the likes of Katy Perry and Rihanna also vying for video of the year.

As far as editing is concerned, Gotye comes up against Kanye West, Kanye West & Jay-Z and Beyoncé (or that is to say the people who edited their videos). Lord knows the possible repercussion should Gotye wins that category.

Video of the Year:

Katy Perry – Wide Awake

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

Rihanna – We Found Love

Drake – Take Care (Feat. Rihanna)

M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Best New Artist:

Fun. – We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monae)

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Frank Ocean – Swim Good

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

The Wanted – Glad You Came

Best Hip-Hop Video:

Childish Gambino – Heartbeat

Drake – HYFR (Feat. Lil Wayne)

Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz)

The Throne – Paris

Nicki Minaj – Beez in the Trap (feat. 2 Chainz)

Best Male Video:

Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

Frank Ocean – Swim Good

Drake – Take Care (Feat. Rihanna)

Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music

Usher –Climax

Best Female Video:

Rihanna – We Found Love

Katy Perry – Part Of Me

Beyoncé – Love On Top

Nicki Minaj – Starships

Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like a Love Song

Best Pop Video:

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Fun. – We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)

Rihanna – We Found Love

Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

Maroon 5 – Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Best Rock Video:

Coldplay – Paradise

The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

Linkin Park – BURN IT DOWN

Jack White – Sixteen Saltines”

Imagine Dragons – It’s Time

Best Electronic Dance Music Video:

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

Skrillex – First of the Year (Equinox)

Martin Solveig – The Night Out

Avicii – Le7els

Best Video With A Message:

Demi Lovato – Skyscraper

Rise Against – Ballad Of Hollis Brown

Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side

Gym Class Heroes – The Fighter

K’Naan – Is Anybody Out There? (Feat. Nelly Furtado)

Lil Wayne – How to Love

Best Art Direction:

Katy Perry – Wide Awake

Drake – Take Care (Feat. Rihanna)

Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats

Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks

Best Choreography:

Chris Brown – Turn Up the Music

Rihanna – Where Have You Been

Beyoncé – Countdown

Avicii – Le7els

Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)

Best Cinematography:

M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Adele – Someone Like You

Drake – Take Care (feat. Rihanna)

Coldplay – Princess Of China (feat. Rihanna)

Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

Best Direction:

M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf

Coldplay – Princess Of China (feat. Rihanna)

Frank Ocean – Swim Good

Kanye West and Jay-Z – Otis

Best Editing:

Beyoncé – Countdown

A$AP Rocky – Goldie

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know

Kanye West and Jay-Z – Paris

Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz)

Best Visual Effects:

Katy Perry – Wide Awake

Rihanna – Where Have You Been

David Guetta – Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Linkin Park – Burn It Down

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