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Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to do battle at MTV EMAs

Sep 17, 2013 | 10:10am EDT

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will go head-to-head for the honour of Best U.S. Act as they lead the MTV 2013 Europe Music Awards with five nominations each. SexyBack hitmaker Timberlake has been shortlisted for Best Male, Best Live, Best Video for Mirrors, and Best Look, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are up for Best New, Best Song for Thrift Shop, Best World Stage, and Best Hip Hop. The musicians will face off against each other and stars including Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke for the Best U.S. Act title. Cyrus and Thicke are each up for four awards, as are Justin Bieber - including Best Male and Best Pop - and Lady Gaga, whose nominations include Best Female and Best Video for Applause. Boyband One Direction are up for Best Pop and Best U.K. and Ireland Act, Katy Perry has scored nominations in the Best Pop and Best Female categories, and Rihanna is also in the running for two awards including Best Look and Best Song for Diamonds. The awards ceremony will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands in November (13). The full list of main nominations is as follows: Best Song: Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven Daft Punk - Get Lucky (ft. Pharrell Williams) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz) Rihanna - Diamonds Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell) Best Pop: Justin Bieber Katy Perry Miley Cyrus One Direction Taylor Swift Best Female: Katy Perry Lady Gaga Miley Cyrus Selena Gomez Taylor Swift Best Male: Bruno Mars Eminem Jay Z Justin Bieber Justin Timberlake Best Live: Beyonce Green Day Justin Timberlake Pink Taylor Swift Best New: Bastille Icona Pop Imagine Dragons Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rudimental Best Video: Justin Timberlake - Mirrors Lady Gaga - Applause Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell) Thirty Seconds To Mars - Up In The Air Best Rock: Black Sabbath Green Day Kings Of Leon Queens Of The Stone Age The Killers Best Alternative: Arctic Monkeys Fall Out Boy Franz Ferdinand Paramore Thirty Seconds To Mars Best Hip Hop: Drake Eminem Jay Z Kanye West Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Best Electronic: Afrojack Avicii Calvin Harris Daft Punk Skrillex Best U.K. & Ireland Act: Calvin Harris Ellie Goulding Olly Murs One Direction Rudimental.

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