Katy Perry MTV European Music with Lady Gaga: The pop stars will also go head-to-head for Best Female with Miley Cyrus, Shakira and Rihanna.
Muse and Kings Of Leon will fight it out for Best Rock, with Pro Green and Hurts hoping to take home the Best Push Act trophy.
The ceremony takes place in Madrid on November 7.
MTV European Music Nominations
Best Rock, Kings Of Leon, Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Muse, Ozzy Osbourne, Best Alternative, Gorillaz, Gossip.
Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Best Pop, Lady Gaga, Usher, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna