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Sneak peek of the 2010 MTV VMA nominees

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Race to the Moonman

A list of the 2010 VMA nominees was revealed August 3 and Lady Gaga tops them all. MTV produced some talented nominees this year including Beyonce and Eminem, proving what a year it has been for videos.

Lady Gaga

The race to receive a prestigious MTV Moonman has officially begun as MTV released its list of 2010 VMA nominees. Who will it be?

Perhaps Lady Gaga's whopping lead of 13 nominations will give her the edge. But don't count bad boy Eminem out who trails close behind with 8 nods. Or will Taylor Swift and her country vibe rule supreme? Only time will tell. For now, let's take a look at the nominees.

BEST FEMALE VIDEO:

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Tik Tok - Ke$ha
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Video Phone (extend remix) - Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga
Fifteen - Taylor Swift

BEST NEW ARTIST:

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

BEST COLLABORATION:

Airplanes - BoB featuring Hayley Williams
Video Phone (Extended Remix) - Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga
Telephone - Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
My First Kiss - 3OH!3 featuring Ke$ha
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

BEST MALE VIDEO:

Not Afraid - Eminem
Airplanes - BoB featuring Hayley Williams
In My Head - Jason Derulo

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:

Airplanes - BoB featuring Hayley Williams
Forever - Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
Pursuit Of Happiness - Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat

BEST POP VIDEO:

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Tik Tok - Ke$ha
Nothing on You - BoB featuring Bruno Mars

BEST ROCK VIDEO:

Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds To Mars
Ignorance - Paramore
Flash Delirium - MGMT

BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO:

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada
OMG - Usher featuring Will.I.Am

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds To Mars
Not Afraid - Eminem

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

Symphonies - Dan Black
Stylo - Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def
Strawberry Swing - Coldplay
Tighten Up - The Black Keys

The VMAs will be broadcast live on MTV from Los Angeles September 12.

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