The YouTube Music Award Nominations Are Here!

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Mark your calendars for November 3, y'all. The YouTube Music Awards are coming, and it needs your help. Since there is no academy choosing who goes home with a pretty little award, it's all up to you, the viewer. The process is easy — almost too easy, really: Search YTMA on YouTube, share your faves, and you're done.

Oh, and think twice before casting this off as any run-of-the-mill awards show. YouTube has snagged Spike Jonze, Jason Schwartzman, and Reggie Watts to head the whole thing. Plus, Lady Gaga, Eminem, M.I.A., Avicii, Arcade Fire, and more will be real-timing music videos, in one take, right before your eyes. Try and get the Grammys to top that.

Check out the nominees below, go vote, and set your early alarms for the 3rd, beginning at 5 a.m. EST. Do it for Jason Schwartzman's puppy. Seriously.



Video of the Year:
Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney, "Epic Rap Battles Of History
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Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"

Girls' Generation, "I Got A Boy"
Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj), "Beauty And A Beat"

Lady Gaga, "Applause"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert), "Same Love"
Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
One Direction, "Best Song Ever"

PSY, "Gentleman"
Selena Gomez, "Come & Get It"

Artist of the Year:
Eminem
Epic Rap Battles of History
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
PSY
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Response of the Year:
Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony), "Mirrors"
Jayesslee, "Gangnam Style"
Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix, "Radioactive"
ThePianoGuys, "Titanium / Pavane"
Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX), "I Knew You Were Trouble"

YouTube Phenomenon:
Diamonds
Gangnam Style

Harlem Shake

I Knew You Were Trouble

Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough:
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Naughty Boy
Passenger

Rudimental Innovation of the Year:
Anamanaguchi, "ENDLESS FANTASY"
Atoms For Peace, "Ingenue"
Bat For Lashes, "Lilies"
DeStorm, "See Me Standing"
Toro Y Moi, "Say That"


Photo: Courtesy of Interscope.