MTV has announced the nominees for its 26th annual Video Music Awards, because apparently people still make music videos. The event will be held in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Sunday, September 12. Overachiever Lady Gaga has broken yet another record, garnering a total of 13 nominees, the most in the show’s history, including Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and three noms for Best Choreography. Recently recovered rapper Eminem came in second with 8 nominees, including Best Hip-Hop Video and Video of the Year.

Voting for all categories except Best New Artist are open until August 24 on the MTV website. As usual, the Best New Artist category will be open into the live show.  Nominees include Jason DeRulo, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and Broken Bells. –ELENA COX

BEST COLLABORATION
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams — ‘Airplanes’
Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga — ‘Video Phone’ (Extended Remix)
Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce — ‘Telephone’
3OH!3 featuring Ke$ha — ‘My First Kiss’
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys — ‘Empire State of Mind’

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Lady Gaga — ‘Bad Romance’
Ke$ha — ‘TiK ToK’
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg — ‘California Gurls’
Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga — ‘Video Phone’ (Extended Remix)
Taylor Swift — ‘Fifteen’

BEST MALE VIDEO
Eminem — ‘Not Afraid’
Usher featuring Will.i.am — ‘OMG’
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams — ‘Airplanes’
Drake — ‘Find Your Love’
Jason Derulo — ‘In My Head’

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams — ‘Airplanes’
Eminem — ‘Not Afraid’
Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem — ‘Forever’
Jay-Z & Swizz Beats — ‘On To The Next One’
Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat — ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ke$ha — ‘TiK ToK’
Jason Derulo — ‘In My Head’
Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris — ‘Baby’
Nicki Minaj featuring Sean Garrett — ‘Massive Attack’
Broken Bells — ‘The Ghost Inside’

BEST POP VIDEO
Lady Gaga — ‘Bad Romance’
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog— ‘California Gurls’
Ke$ha — ‘TiK ToK’
Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga — ‘Video Phone’ (Extended Remix)
B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars — ‘Nothing on You’

BEST ROCK VIDEO
30 Seconds To Mars — ‘Kings and Queens’
Muse — ‘Uprising’
Paramore — ‘Ignorance’
Florence + the Machine — ‘Dog Days Are Over’
MGMT — ‘Flash Delirium’

BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO
Lady Gaga — ‘Bad Romance’
Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull — ‘I Like It’
Cascada — ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’
David Guetta featuring Akon — ‘Sexy Chick’
Usher featuring Will.i.am — ‘OMG’

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga — ‘Bad Romance’
Florence + The Machine — ‘Dog Days Are Over’
30 Seconds To Mars — ‘Kings and Queens’
Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce — ‘Telephone’
Eminem — ‘Not Afraid’
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams — ‘Airplanes’

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Lady Gaga — ‘Bad Romance’
Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce — ‘Telephone’
Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga — ‘Video Phone’ (Extended Remix)
Usher featuring Will.i.am — ‘OMG’
Janelle Monee featuring Big Boi — ‘Tightrope’

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO
Dan Black — ‘Symphonies’
Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack & Mos Def — ‘Stylo’
Coldplay — ‘Strawberry Swing’
The Black Keys — ‘Tighten Up’