Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead VMAs Nominations

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The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nominations just dropped, and Katy Perry leads the pack like a firework (wait, does that make sense?) with nine nominations, including Video of the year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. Coming in a close second is Adele, with seven nods, followed by Kanye “Imma gonna forget I ever said ‘Imma let you finish’” West, with 6 nominations. We’ve got the full list for you below. And don’t forget to mark your iCal: The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Video of the Year

Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Katy Perry – Firework
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Tyler the Creator – Yonkers
Bruno Mars – Grenade

Best Female Video

Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Beyonce – Run the World
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Katy Perry – Firework
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Best Male Video

Cee Lo Green – F**k You
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Justin Bieber – U Smile
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All of the Lights

Best Hip Hop Video

Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – 6’7′
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All of the Lights
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On

Best New Artist

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Tyler The Creator – Yonkers
Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci
Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown – My Last

Best Pop Video

Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
Britney Spears – Til the World Ends
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – Give Me Everything

Best Rock Video

The Black Keys – Howlin for You
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Cage the Elephant – Shake Me Down
Foo Fighters – Walk
Mumford & Sons – The Cave

Best Collaboration

Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – Give Me Everything
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All of the Lights
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.

Best Art Direction

Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Lady Gaga – Judas
Death Cab for Cutie – You Are A Tourist
Kanye West – Power
Katy Perry – Firework

Best Choreography

Beyonce – Run the World
Lady Gaga – Judas
LMFASO – Party Rock Anthem
Britney Spears – Til the World Ends
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song

Best Cinematography

Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Beyonce – Run the World
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
30 Seconds to Mars – Hurricane
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Best Direction

Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
30 Seconds to Mars – Hurricane
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise

Best Editing

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
30 Seconds to Mars – Hurricane
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All of the Lights
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math

Best Special Effects

Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.
Kanye West – Power
Linkin Park – Waiting for the End
Chromeo – Don’t Turn the Lights On