This morning the nominees for the 2012 MTV Music Video Awards were announced with Rihanna and Drake leading the way with five nominations each.

Meanwhile, newcomer Frank Ocean is up for three awards - Best New Artist, Best Male Video, and Best Direction - for his accompanying video to 'Swim Good' directed by Nabil Elderkin.

There were also nods for Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' (dir. Yoann Lemoine) in the Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography categories as well as for A$AP Rocky who picked up a nomination for Best Editing in his self-directed video for new single 'Goldie'.

Read the full list of nominations over at where viewers can vote for their favourites in each category.