This morning, the 2012 MTV Europe Music Award nominations were announced and to my surprise, Europe wasn’t very well represented. Unlike the the Much Music Video Awards which focuses heavily on its Canadian talent with only a few categories open to international artists, the EMA’s have really allowed for US acts to dominate the categories. For example, in Best Song and both Best Male/Female categories, not one European act is represented. Surely there was a European act that stood out this year on the charts, no? Where’s Olly Murs? Or even Ed Sheeran. Both snubbed.

But the ultimate snub definitely goes to boy banders The Wanted who didn’t receive one single nomination. Not one. After the success of their sophomore album Battleground and a successful US release and mini-tour, you think at least they’d receive a nod in the Best Pop or Biggest Fans categories. Badmate Tom definitely didn’t let his frustration go unnoticed and took to Twitter to vent about the snub.

“I think it’s bullsh*t we weren’t nominated for an EMA this year!!! @mtvema” I have admit, I agree with him. If I were them, I would feel a little snubbed. Someone who is definitely feeling the love from the European crew is Canadian native Carly Rae Jepsen who received three nods including Best New and Best Song for her summer smash hit. The award show will take place in Frankfurt, Germany on November 11. You check out a list of the nominees below and share your thoughts with us.

2012 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Best Song

  • Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
  • Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
  • Gotye, “Someboday That I Used To Know”
  • Pitbull feat. Chris Brown, “International Love”
  • Fun., “We Are Young”

Best New

  • Rita Ora
  • Fun.
  • One Direction
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Carly Rae Jepsen

Best Female

  • Rihanna
  • Katy Perry
  • P!nk
  • Taylor Swift
  • Nicki Minaj

Best Male

  • Justin Bieber
  • Kanye West
  • Flo Rida
  • Pitbull
  • Jay Z

Best Pop

  • Justin Bieber
  • No Doubt
  • Katy Perry
  • Taylor Swift
  • Rihanna

Best Live

  • Taylor Swift
  • Lady Gaga
  • Jay Z and Kanye West
  • Green Day
  • Muse

Best Hip Hop

  • Jay Z and Kanye West
  • Nas
  • Rick Ross
  • Drake
  • Nicki Minaj

Best Rock

  • Linkin Park
  • Green Day
  • Muse
  • The Killers
  • Coldplay

Best Electronic

  • David Guetta
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Avicii
  • Skrillex
  • Calvin Harris

Best Alternative

  • Jack White
  • The Black Keys
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Lana Del Rey

Best Video

  • M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
  • Lady Gaga, “Marry The Night”
  • Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
  • Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
  • PSY, “Gangnam Style”

Best Look

  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rihanna
  • Jack White
  • Taylor Swift
  • A$AP Rocky

Biggest Fans

  • Justin Bieber
  • One Direction
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna
  • Katy Perry

Best World Stage

  • Arcade Fire
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • B.o.B.
  • Evanescence
  • Flo Rida
  • Jason Derulo
  • Joe Jonas
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kasabian
  • Ke$ha
  • LMFAO
  • Maroon 5
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sean Paul
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Snow Patrol
  • Taylor Swift

Best PUSH

  • Foster The People
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Mac Miller
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Gotye
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Fun.
  • Rita Ora
  • Conor Maynard
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Carly Rae Jepsen