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posted Friday, September 10, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 37
MTV Video Music Awards could be a monster of a night for Lady GaGa
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MTV Video Music Awards could be a monster of a night for Lady GaGa

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

If the little monsters scattered around the world have their way, Sunday night will be epic for their leader. Lady GaGa leads all nominees for this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards with 13 nods, including two for Video of the Year - her final tally will be in single digits, though, due to the fact that she competes against herself in four categories. Superstar rapper Eminem earned eight nominations, mainly for his fearless, on-the-edge (literally) video 'Not Afraid,' while other multiple nominees include Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, and Ke$ha. The LA ceremony (televised on MTV on September 12) will feature performances by Pink, Jay-Z, 30 Seconds to Mars, Usher, Nicki Minaj, and a very preggers Alicia Keys, to name a few. Honestly, I have no idea who votes for these darn things - I tune in for the craziness, a la Kanye West's microphone ambush - so here's my best guess at predicting the winners in five top categories.

Video of the Year: "Kings and Queens" - 30 Seconds to Mars, "Airplanes" - B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams, "Not Afraid" - Eminem, "Dog Days Are Over" - Florence + the Machine, "Bad Romance" - Lady GaGa, "Telephone" - Lady GaGa featuring Beyoncé

Will Win: "Dog Days Are Over"

The voting committee has an opportunity to crown a complete underdog, and Florence + the Machine's trippy mix of retro and futuristic scenarios would be the perfect choice.

Should Win: "Telephone"

Considering the thousands of entries that are eligible for this award, this particular lineup is a sad representation of the best. But even so, the diva powers that be created a phenomenon with this catchy music video.



Best New Artist: "The Ghost Inside" - Broken Bells, "In My Head" - Jason Derulo, "Baby" - Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, "Tik Tok" - Ke$ha, "Massive Attack" - Nicki Minaj featuring Sean Garrett

Will Win: "Baby"

The prepubescent set - and those in older age groups who've fallen for this commercial brat - will secure him the win.

Should Win: "Massive Attack"

Despite its sci-fi setting and a gorgeous star vehicle in Christina Hendricks of Mad Men, Broken Bells' video falls short in eye appeal to Minaj's Jungle Barbie-meets-Commando-meets-Road Warrior adventure, which is as infectious and off-kilter as the song itself.



Best Pop Video: "Nothing on You" - B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars, "Video Phone (Extended Remix)" - Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa, "California Gurls" - Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, "Tik Tok" - Ke$ha, "Bad Romance" - Lady GaGa

Will/Should Win: "Bad Romance"

It's a lock.



Best Female Video: "Video Phone (Extended Remix)" - Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa, "California Gurls" - Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, "Tik Tok" - Ke$ha, "Bad Romance" - Lady GaGa, "Fifteen" - Taylor Swift Will Win: "Bad Romance"

The wild card is Swift, who could upset if voters decide she's owed the podium for a proper acceptance speech.

Should Win: "Bad Romance"

Perry's confectionary "land of the sweets" theme is so much fun to watch, but GaGa's freaky fetish-plotted video is in a class of its own.



Best Breakthrough Video: "Tighten Up" - The Black Keys, "Strawberry Swing" - Coldplay, "Symphonies" - Dan Black, "Stylo" - Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def

Will Win: "Stylo"

Cool vintage cars, desert road rage, cameo appearance by Bruce Willis, and the legendary Bobby Womack wailing in the background - what's not to love?

Should Win: "Symphonies"

I'm a sucker for all things Gorillaz, but Black's clever use of inserting lyrics in the form of film credits - ranging from spaghetti Westerns to horror classics - gets my vote.

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