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Imagine Dragons, The Black Keys, Linkin Park Among MTV VMA Nominees

Image courtesy of MTV (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of MTV (via ABC News Radio)

Imagine Dragons, The Black Keys and Linkin Park are three of the acts who will compete for the top rock prize at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

The nominees for the 2014 VMAs, scheduled for August 24 in Los Angeles, were announced Thursday morning. In the rock category, Imagine Dragons are nominated for "Demons," which will compete against The Black Keys' "Fever," Linkin Park's "Until It's Gone," Arctic Monkeys ' "Do I Wanna Know," and Lorde 's "Royals."

"Royals" is also a contender for best female video.

There's a smattering of rock nominees in the technical categories. Arcade Fire , Jack White, 30 Seconds to Mars and OK Go earned nods in categories like best cinematography and best visual effects.

Beyonce is the leading nominee, with eight nods.

Here are the nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX -- "Fancy"
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z -- "Drunk in Love"
Pharrell Williams -- "Happy"
Sia -- "Chandelier"
Miley Cyrus -- "Wrecking Ball"

BEST HIP-HOP
Eminem -- "Berzerk"
Drake ft. Majid Jordan -- "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Childish Gambino -- "3005"
Kanye West -- "Black Skinhead"
Wiz Khalifa -- "We Dem Boyz"
 
BEST MALE
Pharrell Williams -- "Happy"
John Legend -- "All of Me"
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell -- "Sing"
Sam Smith -- "Stay with Me"
Eminem ft. Rihanna -- "The Monster"
 
BEST FEMALE
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX -- "Fancy"
Beyoncé -- "Partition"
Lorde -- "Royals"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea -- "Problem"
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J -- "Dark Horse"
 
BEST POP
Pharrell Williams -- "Happy"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX -- "Fancy"
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz -- "Talk Dirty"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea -- "Problem"
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc -- "Wake Me Up"
 
BEST ROCK
Imagine Dragons -- "Demons"
Arctic Monkeys -- "Do I Wanna Know"
The Black Keys -- "Fever"
Lorde -- “Royals”
Linkin Park -- "Until It's Gone"
 
MTV ARTIST TO WATCH
Sam Smith -- "Stay with Me"
5 Seconds of Summer --"She Looks So Perfect"
Charli XCX -- "Boom Clap"
Schoolboy Q -- "Man of the Year"
Fifth Harmony -- "Miss Movin On"
 
BEST COLLABORATION
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z -- "Drunk in Love"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea -- "Problem"
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha -- "Timber"
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga -- "Loyal"
Eminem ft. Rihanna -- "The Monster"
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J -- "Dark Horse"

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD
DJ Snake & Lil Jon -- "Turn Down for What"
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams -- "Stay the Night"
Calvin Harris -- "Summer"
Martin Garrix -- "Animal"
Disclosure -- "Grab Her!"

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. Sia -- “Battle Cry“
Avicii -- “Hey Brother”
Beyoncé -- “Pretty Hurts”
J. Cole ft. TLC -- “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland -- “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko -- “One Voice”
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
30 Seconds to Mars -- "City of Angels"
Beyoncé -- "Pretty Hurts"
Arcade Fire -- "Afterlife"
Gesaffelstein -- "Hate or Glory"
Lana Del Rey -- "West Coast"

BEST EDITING
Eminem -- "Rap God"
MGMT -- "Your Life Is a Lie"
Zedd  ft. Hayley Williams --"Stay the Night"
Beyoncé -- "Pretty Hurts"
Fitz and the Tantrums -- "The Walker"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia -- "Chandelier"
Beyoncé -- "Partition"
Usher -- “Good Kisser"
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake -- "Love Never Felt So Good"
Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz -- "Talk Dirty"
Kieza -- “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon -- "Turn Down for What"
OK Go  -- "The Writing's on the Wall"
Miley Cyrus -- "Wrecking Ball"
Beyoncé -- "Pretty Hurts"
Eminem ft. Rihanna -- "The Monster"

BEST ART DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon -- "Turn Down for What"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX -- "Fancy"
Eminem -- "Rap God"
Arcade Fire -- "Reflektor"
Tyler, the Creator -- "Tamale"

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DJ Snake & Lil Jon -- "Turn Down for What"
OK Go -- "The Writing's on the Wall"
Disclosure -- "Grab Her!"
Eminem -- "Rap God"
Jack White -- "Lazaretto"


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