Justin Timberlake & Macklemore top MTV EMA nominations


Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

Both are up for five prizes at November's ceremony in Amsterdam.

Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus go head to head for best female and both are up against Robin Thicke in the video category.

The nominations were announced by Will Ferrell, who revealed the news as character Ron Burgundy from the film Anchorman.

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Justin Timberlake is up for five awards including best male and best video for Mirrors.

First-time EMA nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also scooped five nominations, including best song for Thrift Shop and best hip hop award.

They will go head-to-head with JT for best US act.

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus
Image caption Miley Cyrus's performance at the MTV VMAs was criticised by a parents' group

Lady Gaga is also up for best look and biggest fans, while Miley Cyrus also has nods for best pop and US act.

Robin Thicke's other nominations are for best song for Blurred Lines, US Act and world stage award for a performance in Malaysia earlier this month.

Justin Bieber is again nominated for best pop, best male, biggest fans and best Canadian act.

Other nominees include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction, who are each up for three EMA nominations.

One Direction's Harry Styles is on the shortlist for best look.

Justin Timberlake
Image caption Justin Timberlake picked up four awards at the MTV VMAs in Brooklyn

Artists with two EMA nods include Rihanna, Katy Perry, Eminem, Jay Z, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Paramore, Rita Ora, Drake, Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea.

MTV says it will announce performers and presenters at a later date.

The MTV Europe Music Awards take place at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome on 10 November.

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