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OTRC: MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Full list of nominees

Katy Perry appears in a still from her teaser video, 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' in 2011. (Capitol Records / YouTube)

Katy Perry is the top artist to beat at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The nominees for the ceremony were announced on Thursday, July 21, and the "California Gurls" singer nabbed nine nominations in categories like Video of the Year and Best Female Video for "Firework," Best Collaboration for her work with Kanye West on "E.T." and Best Pop Video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)."

Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)." video debuted in late June. In the video the singer plays a character named Kathy Beth Terry who attends a party with "Friday" viral video star Rebecca Black. Black, known for the viral "Friday" YouTube music video, which has received over 160 million views since debuting 3 months ago.

Kanye West landed seven nominations, as did "Rolling in the Deep" singer Adele. Bruno Mars received four nominations, while Eminem, Beyonce and Lady Gaga all earned three nods each.

Fans can vote online in general Video Music Award categories like Video of the Year, but are exempt from voting in the professional categories like Best Art Direction.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air live on August 28 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on MTV at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Pop Video
Adele -"Rolling in the Deep"
Britney Spears -"Till the World Ends"
Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack - "Give Me Everything"

Best Rock Video
Cage The Elephant - "Shake Me Down"
Foo Fighters - "Walk"
Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"
The Black Keys - "Howlin' For You"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look At Me Now"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of The Lights"
Lil Wayne - "6 Foot, 7 Foot"
Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"
Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"

Best New Artist
Big Sean featuring Chris Brown - "My Last"
Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
Kreayshawn - "Gucci Gucci"
Tyler, The Creator - "Yonkers"
Wiz Khalifa - "Black and Yellow"

Best Female Video
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Beyonc? - "Run the World (Girls)"
Katy Perry - "Firework"
Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"

Best Male Video
Bruno Mars - "Grenade" - Cee Lo Green - "Forget You"
Eminem featuring Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie"
Justin Bieber - "U Smile"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of The Lights"

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look At Me Now"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of The Lights"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T."
Nicki Minaj - "Moment 4 Life"
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack - "Give Me Everything"

Video of the Year
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Beastie Boys - "Make Some Noise"
Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
Katy Perry - "Firework"
Tyler, The Creator - "Yonkers"

Best Art Direction
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Death Cab For Cutie - "You Are A Tourist"
Kanye West featuring Dwele - "Power"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T."
Lady Gaga - "Judas"

Best Choreography
Beyonc? - "Run the World (Girls)"
Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends"
Bruno Mars - "The Lazy Song"
Lady Gaga - "Judas"
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & Goon - "Party Rock Anthem"

Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds To Mars - "Hurricane"
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Beyonc? - "Run the World (Girls)"
Eminem featuring Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie"
Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"

Best Direction
Thirty Seconds To Mars - "Hurricane"
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Beastie Boys - "Make Some Noise
" Eminem featuring Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T."

Best Editing
Thirty Seconds To Mars -"Hurricane"
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of The Lights"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T."
Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math"

Best Special Effects
Chromeo - "Don't Turn The Lights On"
Kanye West featuring Dwele - "Power"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T."
Linkin Park - "Waiting For The End"
Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math"

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