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Jul312012

Frank Ocean, Black Keys, Lana Del Rey score 2012 MTV VMA nominations

Frank Ocean

If you're not so fond of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, One Direction, etc., you might be glad to know Frank Ocean, the Black Keys, Jack White, A$AP Rocky, Lana Del Rey and M.I.A. will also be representing at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. The nominations came in earlier this morning and have Ocean up for Best New Artist, Best Male Video and Best Direction.

The Black Keys and Jack White are both up for Best Rock Video. Kanye West will face himself (The Throne) as well as Drake, Childish Gambino and Nicki Minaj for Best Hip-Hop Video. M.I.A. is up for Video of the Year, but Gotye will most likely take that award home. Regina Spektor scored a Best Art-Direction nomination for her "All the Rowboats" clip. Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" visual is up for Best Art-Direction and Best Cinematography.

Diplo may also be in the building as Usher's "Climax", which he produced, can be found in the Best Male Video category. The Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z) have a slew of nods. A$AP Rocky even landed one for his "Goldie" clip (Best Editing). All the details can be found over at MTV.