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"Obviously, all these people are worthy nominees, but I realize that Britney perhaps wrote 'Womanizer' about me, so I'd like that to win."
——Russell Brand
MTV ANNOUNCES NOMS FOR VMA VIDEO OF THE YEAR
MC Russell Brand Breaks the News, Promises to Tweet More Details
MTV has revealed the nominees for Video of the Year at the 2009 Video Music Awards. The nods go to Britney Spears' "Womanizer," Beyoncé's "Single Ladies," Eminem's "We Made You," Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and Kanye West's "Love Lockdown."

Britney took home Video of the Year at last year's VMAs with "Piece of Me," and Eminem has already won the award twice (in 2000 for "The Real Slim Shady" and again in 2002 for "Without Me"). Beyoncé, has won six Moonmen as a solo artist, Kanye has snagged two and rookie Gaga is up for her first. 

Beyonce and Lady Gaga tied for the most noms, with nine apiece, followed by Spears with seven, Kanye West, Eminem and Coldplay four each, while Green Day grabs three and Jay-Z two.

The nominees were announced in a video message taped by VMA host Russell Brand.

"Obviously, all these people are worthy nominees, but I realize that Britney perhaps wrote 'Womanizer' about me, so I'd like that to win," he quipped, uncharacteristically showing favoritism. 

Brand has promised to reveal more VMA news throughout the day on his Twitter account, RustyRockets

The winners are determined by fans, who vote for their faves at VMA.MTV.com. 

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards will take place Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET live from N.Y.'s Radio City Music Hall.

Taylor Swift, Pink, Green Day and Muse have all been confirmed as performers. Additional nominees, celebrity presenters and more performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Here's a complete list of the nominations:

Best New Artist
» Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"
» Drake, "Best I Ever Had"
» 3OH!3, "Don't Trust Me"
» Kid Cudi, "Day 'N' Nite"
» Asher Roth, "I Love College"

Best Male Video
» Eminem, "We Made You"
» Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent"
» Kanye West, "Love Lockdown"
» T.I. (featuring Rihanna), "Live Your Life"
» Jay-Z, "D.O.A."

Best Female Video
» Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"
» Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
» Katy Perry, "Hot N Cold"
» Kelly Clarkson, "My Life Would Suck Without You"
» Taylor Swift, "You Belong With Me"
» Pink, "So What"

Best Hip-Hop Video
» Eminem, "We Made You"
» Flo Rida, "Right Round"
» Kanye West, "Love Lockdown"
» Asher Roth, "I Love College"
» Jay-Z, "D.O.A."

Best Pop Video
» Britney Spears, "Womanizer"
» Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
» Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"
» Wisin y Yandel, "Abusadora"
» Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester), "Good Girls Go Bad"

Best Rock Video
» Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"
» Paramore, "Decode"
» Kings of Leon, "Use Somebody"
» Green Day, "21 Guns"
» Fall Out Boy, "I Don't Care"

Breakthrough Video
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Heads Will Roll"
» Matt and Kim, "Lessons Learned"
» Passion Pit, "The Reeling"
» Bat for Lashes, "Daniel"
» Anjulie, "Boom"
» Cold War Kids, "I've Seen Enough"
» Death Cab for Cutie, "Grapevine Fires"
» Gnarls Barkley, "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"
» Chairlift, "Evident Utensil"
» Major Lazer, "Hold the Line"

Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman)
» David Lee Roth, "California Girls"
» Foo Fighters, "Everlong"
» U2, "Streets Have No Name"
» George Michael, "Freedom"
» OK Go, "Here It Goes Again"
» Tom Petty, "Into the Great Wide Open"
» Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Dogg), "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"
» Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"
» Björk, "Human Behavior"
» Radiohead, "Karma Police"

Best Choreography
» Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
» Kristinia DeBarge, "Goodbye"
» Britney Spears, "Circus"
» Ciara (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Love Sex Magic"
» A. R. Rahman and Pussycat Dolls (featuring Nicole Scherzinger), "Jai Ho!"

Best Direction
» Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
» Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi"
» Britney Spears, "Circus"
» Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester), "Good Girls Go Bad"
» Green Day, "21 Guns"

Best Editing
» Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
» Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi"
» Britney Spears, "Circus"
» Miley Cyrus, "7 Things"
» Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"

Best Special Effects
» Gnarls Barkley, "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"
» Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi"
» Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
» Eminem, "We Made You"
» Kanye West (featuring Mr. Hudson), "Paranoid"

Best Cinematography
» Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
» Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi"
» Britney Spears, "Circus"
» Green Day, "21 Guns"
» Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"

Art Direction
» Beyonce "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
» Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi"
» Britney Spears, "Circus"
» Gnarls Barkley, "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"
» Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"

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