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2010 MTV Video Music Awards Live Blog

We’ll be honest readers. After hearing that Lady Gaga will not be performing at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, we debated whether or not to even watch the show this year. Then it was announced that Kanye West would be taking the stage — and we smelled the potential for some Swiftian drama. We’ll be live blogging right here beginning at 9PM on Sunday night, but in the meantime, we thought you might want to check out the nominees in each category (our picks are in bold).

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga WINNER
“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 WINNER
“In My Head” — Jason Derulo
“Massive Attack” — Nicki Minaj featuring Sean Garrett
“The Ghost Inside” — Broken Bells

BEST COLLABORATION
“Airplanes” – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
“Video Phone (Extended Remix)” – Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga WINNER
“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 WINNER
“Airplanes” – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
“In My Head” – Jason Derulo
“OMG” – Usher featuring Will.I.Am
“Find Your Love” – Drake

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
“Airplanes” – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
“Forever” – Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
“Pursuit Of Happiness” – Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat
“Not Afraid” – Eminem WINNER
“On to the Next One” – Jay-Z and Swizz Beats

BEST POP VIDEO
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga WINNER
“Tik Tok” – Ke$ha
“Nothing on You” – B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
“California Gurls” – Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog
“Video Phone (Extended Remix)” – Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga

BEST ROCK VIDEO
“Kings and Queens” – 30 Seconds To Mars WINNER
“Ignorance” – Paramore
“Flash Delirium” – MGMT
“Uprising” – Muse
“Dog Days Are Over” – Florence and the Machine

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga WINNER
“Kings and Queens” – 30 Seconds To Mars
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
“Dog Days Are Over” – Florence and the Machine
“Airplanes” – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams

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