MTV has announced the nominates fior the 2012 Video Music Awards and Frank is among the top in nominations.

Frank Ocean has reieved three nominations all for the Nabil directed “Swim Good” music video from his nostalgia, ULTRA mixtape. The nominations are in the categories Best New Artist, Best Male Video and Best Direction. Watch the video in the above gallery.

The VMA’s air live on Thursday, September 8 at 8PM EST on MTV. 

Best New Artist:

fun. Feat. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean – “Swim Good”
One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted – “Glad You Came”

Best Male Video:

Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean – “Swim Good”
Drake Feat. Rihanna – “Take Care”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Usher – “Climax”

Best Direction:

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce – “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay Feat. Rihanna – “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean – “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne – “Otis”