VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Marianas Trench, Desperate Measures
These guys are leading the pack with five nominations – more than anyone else this year – so we’re not only sure they’ll be taking at least one trophy home, we’re pretty certain they might just be getting the biggest prize of the night because they’ve already gotten so much love. Plus this video kicks ass.
POP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Hedley, Kiss You Inside Out
Marianas Trench might very well take this one too, but we like to spice things up, so we’ll say this award will go to Hedley. After all, this song was played on the radio to no end and the video for it is really sweet too, no doubt scoring them brownie points.
HIP HOP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
k-os, Nyce 2 Know Ya
Of all the nominees in this category, k-os might have the least stereotypically hip hop video, which is why we’re casting our vote with him. He keeps it real throughout and who doesn’t appreciate that?
INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR – ARTIST
PSY, Gangnam Style
Come on, guys, it’s Gangnam Style, the biggest pop phenomenon this year with almost 2 billion views on YouTube, so who else would win? Not to mention Psy is co-hosting the awards and the video is so freakin’ good!!!
INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR – GROUP
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis f. Wanz, Thrift Shop
They’ve been on every magazine cover, have played every festival, been invited on every talk show and are changing the face of hip hop as we know it, all of which was sparked by this one independent video featuring a great setting, stellar fashions and awesome characters – yeah, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the surefire winners in this category.