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2012 MVPA Award Nominees

The Music Video Production Association has announced their  2012 MVPA Award Nominees for all genere and overall categories (Technical categories are forthcoming).

Parris leads all director nominees with seven nods for his Cher Lloyd, Common, Romeo and Don Trip videos. He's followed by Chris Marrs Piliero with six nominations, and Yoann Lemoine with five nominations. The most nominated videos are director Piliero's Black Keys "Howlin' For You",  Lemoine's Lana Del Rey "Blue Jeans" and Justin Francis' B.o.B. "So Good" with three each.

See below for all 15 genre/overall categories.

The MVPA Awards are May 31 @ LA's Taglyan Grand Ballroom. Tickets are available online.

Director of the Year

  • Rich Lee, director | DNA, production co.
    Willow Smith "21st Century Girl"
  • Yoann Lemoine, director | Iconoclast, production co.
    Lana Del Rey "Born To Die"
    Woodkid "Iron" 
  • Chris Marrs Piliero, director | HELLO!, production co.
    The Black Keys "Howlin' For You"
  • Colin Tilley, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
    Chris Brown "Look At Me Now"
  • Spike Jonze, director | MJZ, production co.
    Jay-Z & Kanye West "Otis"
  • Mickey Finnegan, director | Rockhard, production co.
    LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem"
  • Daniels, director | PRETTYBIRD, production co.
    The Shins "Simple Song"
  • Justin Francis, director | HELLO!, production co.
    B.o.B. "So Good"
  • Marc Klasfeld, director | Rockhard, production co.
    Fun. ft. Janelle Monae "We Are Young"

    Best Video Produced for Under $25,000

    • Yuksek "Always On The Run"
      Skinny, director | Partizan, production co.
    • Don Trip f  Cee-Lo "Letters 2 My Son"
      Parris, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
    • Austra "Lose It"
      M. Blash, director | The Director Bureau, production co.
    • Tom Waits "Satisfied"
      Jesse Dylan, director | Wondros, production co.
    • Butch Walker and the Black Widows "Synthesizer"
      Shane Valdes, director | REALMFILMS, production co.

     Best Directorial Debut

    • Azealia Banks "212"
      Vincent Tsang, director | Partizan, production co.
    • Kenna "Chains"
      Orson Whales, director | @radical.media LLC, production co.
    • Sara Bareilles "Gonna Get Over You"
      Jonah Hill, director | DNA, production co.
    • Social Distortion "Machine Gun Blues"
      Jeremy Alter, director | Pusher Media, production co.
    • Hooray For Earth "True Loves"
      Alex Takacs, Joe Nankin, director | Young Replicant, production co. 

    Best Adult Contemporary Video                 

    • ROME (Danger Mouse, Daniel Luppi, Norah Jones) "3 Dreams of Black"
      Chris Milk, director | @radical.media LLC, production co.
    • Kid Rock f/ TI & Angaleena Presley  "Care"
      Mark Pellington, director | Wondros, production co.
    • The Fray "Heartbeat"
      Justin Francis, director |  HELLO!, production co.
    • Mat Kearney "Hey Mama"
      David McClister, director | DNA , production co.
    • Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up"
      Mark Pellington, director | Wondros, production co.
    • Maroon 5  "Never Gonna Leave This Bed"
      Tim Nackashi, director |  HSI, production co. 

    Best Animated Video

    • ROME (Danger Mouse, Daniel Luppi, Norah Jones) "3 Dreams of Black"
      Chris Milk, director |@radical.media LLC, production co.
    • Evelyn Evelyn "Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn"
      Hoku Uchiyama, director |Vanishing Angle, production co.
    • Kina Grannis "In Your Arms"
      Greg Jardin, director |@radical.media LLC, production co.
    • ROME (Danger Mouse, Daniel Luppi, Jack White) "Two Against One"
      Chris Milk, Anthony F. Schepperd , director |@radical.media LLC, production co.
    • Death Cab for Cutie "Underneath the Sycamore"
      Walter Robot, director |Walter Robot, production co.

    Best Direction of a Band

    • The Black Keys "Howlin' For You"
      Chris Marrs Piliero, director | HELLO!, production co.
    • Snow Patrol "In The End"
      Brett Simon, director | DNA, production co.
    • Sublime "Take It or Leave It"
      Lance Drake, director | AND, production co.
    • Foo Fighters "These Days"
      Wayne Isham, director | Wondros, production co.
    • TV On The Radio "Will Do"
      Dugan O'Neal, director | Doomsday Entertainment, production co.

       Best Direction of a Female Artist

      • Ke$ha "Blow"
        Chris Marrs Piliero, director | HELLO!, production co.
      • Lana Del Rey "Blue Jeans"
        Yoann Lemoine, director | Iconoclast @ Black Dog Films, production co.
      • St. Vincent "Cheerleader"
        Hiro Murai, director | Bonnie Brae, production co.
      • Madonna "Give Me All Your Luvin'"
        Megaforce, director | The Directors Bureau, production co.
      • Britney Spears "I Wanna Go"
        Chris Marrs Piliero, director | HELLO!, production co.
      • Cassie "King of Hearts"
        Christopher Sims, director | DNA, production co.
      • Beyonce "Run The World (Girls)"
        Francis Lawrence, director | DNA, production co.
      • Demi Lovato "Skyscraper"
        Mark Pellington, director | Wondros, production co.
      • Katy Perry "The One That Got Away"
        Floria Sigismondi, director | Black Dog Films, production co.
      • Cher Lloyd "Want U Back"
        Parris, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.

      Best Direction of a Male Artist

      • Patrick Wolf "House"
        Andy Bruntel, director | The Directors Bureau, production co.
      • Chris Brown "Look At Me Now"
        Colin Tilley, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
      • Lil Wayne f/ Bruno Mars "Mirror"
        Antoine Fuqua, director | Wondros, production co.
      • B.o.B. "So Good"
        Justin Francis, director | HELLO!, production co.
      • Will.I.Am "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"
        Rich Lee, director | DNA, production co.

      Best Direction of a New Artist

      • Lana Del Rey "Blue Jeans"
        Yoann Lemoine, director | Iconoclast @ Black Dog Films, production co.
      • Emeli Sande "Daddy"
        AG Rojas, director | Somesuch & Co., production co.
      • Skrillex "First Of The Year"
        Tony Truand Datis", director | DNA, production co.
      • Cults "Go Outside"
        Isaiah Seret, director | PRETTYBIRD, production co.
      • W3 The Future "High Volume"
        Mowii Madonna, director | [matrix] productions, production co.
      • Wiz Khalifa "On My Level"
        Jake Davis, director | HELLO!, production co.

      Best Alternative Video

      • Karen O "Abandoned"
        David Altobelli, director |Doomsday Entertainment, production co.
      • Snow Patrol "Called Out In The Dark"
        Brett Simon, director |AND, production co.
      • The Beastie Boys "Fight For Your Right: Revisited"
        Adam Yauch, director | The Directors Bureau, production co.
      • The Black Keys "Lonely Boy "
        Jesse Dylan, director | Wondros, production co.
      • Depeche Mode "Personal Jesus"
        Patrick Daughters, director | The Directors Bureau, production co.

        Best Electronic Video

        • Swedish House Mafia "Antidote"
          BBGun, director | Partizan, production co.
        • Skrillex "Bangarang"
          Tony Truand Datis", director | DNA, production co.
        • Duck Sauce "Big Bad Wolf"
          Keith Schofield, director | Somesuch & Co. / Caviar, production co.
        • David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj "Turn Me On"
          Sanji Senaka, director | Wondros, production co.
        • David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida "Where Them Girls At"
          Dave Meyers, director | @radical.media LLC, production co.

        Best Hip Hop Video

        • Common "Blue Sky"
          Parris, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
        • Bad Meets Evil "Lighters"
          Rich Lee, director | DNA, production co.
        • Lil Wayne f/ Bruno Mars "Mirror"
          Antoine Fuqua, director | Wondros, production co.
        • Jay-Z & Kanye West "Otis"
          Spike Jonze, director | MJZ, production co.
        • B.o.B. "So Good"
          Justin Francis, director | HELLO!, production co.

         Best International Video

        • MIA "Bad Girls"
          Romain Gavras, director | Iconoclast, production co.
        • Anjulie "Brand New Bitch"
          Hannah Lux Davis, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
        • Feist "The Bad In Each Other"
          Martin De Thurah, director | HELLO!/Academy Films, production co.
        • Cher Lloyd "Want U Back"
          Parris, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
        • Romeo "You"
          Parris, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co. 

        Best Pop Video

        • Lana Del Rey "Blue Jeans"
          Yoann Lemoine, director | Iconoclast @ Black Dog Films, production co.
        • Britney Spears "I Wanna Go"
          Chris Marrs Piliero, director | HELLO!, production co.
        • Black Eyed Peas "Just Can't Get Enough"
          Ben Mor, director | Little Minx @ Black Dog Films, production co.
        • Katy Perry "Last Friday Night"
          Marc Klasfeld, director; Danny Lockwood, co-director | Rockhard, production co.
        • LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem"
          Mickey Finnegan, director | Rockhard, production co.
        • Beyonce "Run The World (Girls)"
          Francis Lawrence, director | DNA, production co.
        • Demi Lovato "Skyscraper"
          Mark Pellington, director | Wondros, production co.
        • Anjulie "Stand Behind The Music"
          Hannah Lux Davis, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
        • Will.I.Am "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"
          Rich Lee, director | DNA, production co.
        • Britney Spears "Till The World Ends"
          Ray Kay, director | Rockhard, production co.
        • Chris Brown "Turn Up The Music"
          Chris Brown and Godfrey, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
        • Rihanna "We Found Love"
          Melina Matsoukas, director | PRETTYBIRD, production co.

        Best R&B Video

        • Cher Lloyd f/ Young Jeezy and Trey Songz "Be the One"
          Parris, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
        • Raphael Saadiq "Good Man"
          Isaiah Seret, director | Doomsday Entertainment, production co.
        • Cassie "King of Hearts"
          Christopher Sims, director | DNA, production co.
        • Don Trip f/ Cee-Lo "Letters 2 My Son"
          Parris, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
        • Chris Brown "She Aint You"
          Colin Tilley, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.

         Best Rock Video

        • Rise Against "Help Is On The Way"
          Alan Ferguson, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
        • Spiritualized "Hey Jane"
          AG Rojas, director | Caviar / Somesuch & Co., production co.
        • The Black Keys "Howlin' For You"
          Chris Marrs Piliero, director | HELLO!, production co.
        • Social Distortion "Machine Gun Blues"
          Jeremy Alter, director | Pusher Media, production co.
        • Foo Fighters "These Days"
          Wayne Isham, director | Wondros, production co.
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