Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne, all 18, Zayn Malik, 19 and Louis Tomlinson, 20, have been named as contenders in the Best New Video category for their debut single What Makes You Beautiful, and are also up for the Best New Artist title.
'Wow! We have been nominated for best new artist and best new video at the VMA's! US directioners go to here to vote,' Niall Tweeted yesterday.
But 1D aren't the only Brit act to be up for a gong, pop rivals The Wanted are also shortlisted for Best New Artist.
The MTV Video Music Awards takes place on 6 September in LA.
Which boy band gets your vote?