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

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.