This year's MTV European Music Awards are taking place in on the 10th November and among the usual award fodder there are some rather unusual nominees.

Obviously we have Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift competing for 'Best Female', but perhaps more interesting is the 'Best MTV Push Artist (whatever that means).

Tom Odell, Icona Pop, Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky and Bastille are all nominated for the award, making us all hope for at least some performances from the category.

Slightly odder still is the 'Best Rock' category, with Black Sabbath seeing off competition from The Killers, and the 'Biggest Fans' category is already making us have a panic attack on behalf of the organisers.

See the full list of nominees below, via CMU:


Best Song: Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven, Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat Pharrell Williams), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (feat Wanz), Rihanna – Diamonds, Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat TI & Pharrell)

Best Video: Justin Timberlake – Mirrors, Lady Gaga – Applause, Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball, Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat TI & Pharrell), 30 Seconds To Mars – Up In The Air

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: Beyoncé, Green Day, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Taylor Swift

Best New: Bastille, Icona Pop, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rudimental

Best Pop: Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Taylor Swift

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, 30 Seconds To Mars

Best Hip Hop: Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Electronic: Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Daft Punk, Skrillex

Biggest Fans: Tokio Hotel, 30 Seconds To Mars, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga

Best Look: Harry Styles, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Rita Ora

Best MTV Push Artist: Karmin, Rudimental, Imagine Dragons, A$AP Rocky, Bastille, Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, Tom Odell, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop, Twenty One Pilots

Best MTV World Stage Performance: Alicia Keys, fun., Garbage, Green Day, Jason Mraz, Jessie J, Linkin Park, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, No Doubt, Paramore, Rita Ora, Robin Thicke, Snoop Lion, The Black Keys, The Killers

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