Kiwi stars in MTV Awards battle

Kiwi music fans can vote for Gin Wigmore and Kimbra in the MTV European Music Awards. Photo / John Stone
Kiwi music fans can vote for Gin Wigmore and Kimbra in the MTV European Music Awards. Photo / John Stone

Kimbra and Gin Wigmore will battle it out against three Australian acts to represent Australasia at the MTV European Music Awards.

The Kiwi stars are nominated in the category of Best Australia/New Zealand Act alongisde Gotye, Temper Trap and 360 - one of which will go on to represent the region in the awards' Best Worldwide Act category.

Kimbra's collaboration with Gotye on smash hit Somebody That I Used To Know is also in the running for Best Song.

Rihanna is the one to beat at the awards with six nods, including Best Pop Act, Best Look, Biggest Fans and Best Female - a category which will see her battle Katy Perry, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

Taylor has five nominations in total, including Best Live Act and Best World Stage.

Justin Bieber and Perry - who will both take on Taylor and Rihanna for the title of Best Pop act - received four nods each, while several acts picked up a hat-trick of nominations including Nicki, Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen, who faces stiff competition from Lana Del Rey, One Direction, fun.

and Rita Ora for Best Newcomer.

Bieber will battle Kanye West, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Jay-Z for Best Male.

Other notable nominees include Green Day, Jack White, Flo Rida, Muse and Ed Sheeran, who will do battle with One Direction, Jessie J, Conor Maynard and Rita for the title of Best UK & Ireland newcomer.

No less than 18 acts are up for the Best World Stage category - which celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all parts of the world - such as Sean Paul, Snow Patrol, Maroon 5 and B.o.B.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 11, with performers at the event yet to be announced.

MTV viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best Newcomer, Best Live Act and more from today here.

MTV European Music Awards 2012 nominations:

Best Song:
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Pitbull feat. Chris Brown - International Love
fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - We Are Young

Best Newcomer:
Rita Ora
fun.
One Direction
Lana Del Rey
Carly Rae Jepsen

Best Female:
Rihanna
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj

Best Male:
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Jay-Z

Best Pop:
Justin Bieber
No Doubt
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Rihanna

Best Live:
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga
Jay Z & Kanye West
Green Day
Muse

Best Hip-Hop:
Jay Z & Kanye West
Nas
Rick Ross
Drake
Nicki Minaj

Best Rock:
Linkin Park
Green Day
Muse
The Killers
Coldplay

Best Electronic:
David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia
Avicii
Skrillex
Calvin Harris

Best Alternative:
Jack White
The Black Keys
Arctic Monkeys
Florence + The Machine
Lana Del Rey

Best Video:
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Lady Gaga - Marry The Night
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Rihanna feat Calvin Harris - We Found Love
PSY - Gangnam Style

Best Look:
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Jack White
Taylor Swift
A$AP Rocky

Biggest Fans:
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Katy Perry

Best World Stage:
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
B.o.B
Evanescence
Flo Rida
Jason Derulo
Joe Jonas
Justin Bieber
Kasabian
Ke$ha
LMFAO
Maroon 5
Nelly Furtado
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sean Paul
Snoop Dogg
Snow Patrol
Taylor Swift

Best Push:
Nov - Foster The People
Dec - Lana Del Rey
Jan - Mac Miller
Feb - Michael Kiwanuka
March - Gotye
April - Rebecca Ferguson
May - fun.
June - Rita Ora
July - Conor Maynard
August - Of Monsters And Men
September - Carly Rae Jepsen

Best UK and Ireland Act:
Conor Maynard
Rita Ora
One Direction
Jessie J
Ed Sheeran

Best Australia/New Zealand Act (feeder category for Best Worldwide Act):
360
Gin Wigmore
Gotye
Kimbra
Temper Trap

- Bang! Showbiz

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