It’s déjà vu all over again. Just a few months after they vied for the top prizes at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will do battle again on November 10 at the 2013 MTV EMA Awards.
Both acts scored five nominations a piece, including nods for Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop, Best Song and Best U.S. act for Seattle’s Mack & Lewis and Best Male Artist, Best Live, Best U.S. Act, Best Video and Best Look for Timberlake.
They’ll have some other familiar competition on the show, which will air from Amsterdam’s Ziggo dome. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Justin Bieber are nominated in four categories, with Gaga and Cyrus going head-to-head in the Best Female category and battling Thicke (as well as Timberlake and Thirty Seconds to Mars) for Best Video.
Gaga is also up for Best Look and Biggest Fans, while Thicke is up for Best Song for “Blurred Lines” and the World Stage Award for a Malaysian appearance earlier this month. Bieber got noms for Best Pop, Best Male and Best Canadian Act.
Others who got some love include One Direction, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Icona Pop and Taylor swift, who all got three nominations. Rihanna, Eminem, Katy Perry, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Paramore and Drake all got two notices.
— MTV EMA (@mtvema) September 17, 2013
The Best Song fight is one of the tightest, featuring Daft Punk (“Get Lucky”), Macklemore (“Thrift Shop”), Mars (“Locked Out of Heaven”), Rihanna (“Diamonds”) and Thicke (“Lines”).
The nominations were announced by actor Will Ferrell in the guise of fake newsman Ron Burgundy as a promotion for the upcoming “Anchorman” sequel.