MTV has released the ballots for the 2011 Video Music Awards, set to air live from Los Angeles, on Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. EST. In between the slew of nominations for megastars like Katy Perry and Bruno Mars, some notable nods to the AP universe snuck in:

  • 30 Seconds To Mars' “Hurricane” (Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing)
  • Beastie Boys' “Make Some Noise” (Video Of The Year, Best Direction)
  • The Black Keys' “Howlin' For You” (Best Rock Video)
  • Cage The Elephant's “Shake Me Down” (Best Rock Video)
  • Death Cab For Cutie's “You Are A Tourist” (Best Art Direction)
  • Foo Fighters' “Walk” (Best Rock Video)
  • Foster The People's “Pumped Up Kicks” (Best Rock Video, Best New Artist)
  • Manchester Orchestra's “Simple Math (Best Editing, Best Special Effects)
  • Mumford & Sons' “The Cave” (Best Rock Video)

You can view the full list of nominees and vote in select categories here.