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MTV Video Music Awards Nominations Reminder – List Of VMAs Nominees

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By Michael Lewittes |

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The MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 9 p.m. EST, and before the Miley Cyrus-hosted event kicks off, Gossip Cop has a reminder of all the VMA nominations. See the full list below of nominees in the 16 competitive categories.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Taylor Swift is up for an astounding 10 Moonmen, including Song of Summer (“Bad Blood”), Best Female Video (“Blank Space”), Best Pop Video (“Blank Space”), and Video of the Year (“Bad Blood”). In the lattermost category, Swift is up against Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran, who has the second most VMAs nominations. Sheeran is up for six awards, followed by Kendrick Lamar, who was nominated in four categories for “Alright.”

However, since Lamar is featured on Swift’s “Bad Blood” and Flying Lotus’ “Never Catch Me,” he’s actually nominated 13 times! FKA Twigs has a solid three nominations. She’s up for Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography for her song “Two Weeks.” The singer is also nominated for Artist To Watch against James Bay, George Ezra, Vance Joy, and Fetty Wap.

One person who has already won is Kanye West. He’s being presented with the evening’s biggest award, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Check out the list of all the MTV Video Music Awards nominations, and tell us which nominees you want to win.

Video of the Year
Beyoncé — “7/11”
Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”
Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood”

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”
Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”
Nick Jonas — “Chains”
The Weeknd — “Earned It”

Best Female Video
Beyoncé — “7/11”
Ellie Goulding — “Love Me Like You Do”
Nicki Minaj — “Anaconda”
Sia — “Elastic Heart”
Taylor Swift — “Blank Space”

Artist to Watch
George Ezra — “Budapest”
Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen”
FKA twigs — “Pendulum”
James Bay — “Hold Back the River”
Vance Joy — “Riptide”

Best Pop Video
Beyoncé — “7/11”
Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”
Maroon 5 — “Sugar”
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift — “Blank Space”

Best Rock Video
Arctic Monkeys — “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
Fall Out Boy — “Uma Thurman”
Florence + the Machine — “Ship to Wreck”
Hozier — “Take Me to Church”
Walk the Moon — “Shut Up + Dance”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean (featuring E-40) — “I Don’t Fuck with You”
Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”
Nicki Minaj — “Anaconda”
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) — “See You Again”

Best Collaboration
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd — “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj — “Bang Bang”
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) — “See You Again”

Best Video with a Social Message
Big Sean (featuring Kanye West & John Legend) — “One Man Can Change the World”
Colbie Caillat — “Try”
Jennifer Hudson — “I Still Love You”
Rihanna — “American Oxygen”
Wale — “The White Shoes”

Song of the Summer
5 Seconds of Summer — “She’s Kinda Hot”
David Guetta (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack) — “Hey Mama”
Demi Lovato — “Cool for the Summer”
Fetty Wap (featuring Monty) — “My Way”
Fifth Harmony (featuring Kid Ink) – “Worth it”
Jack Ü (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Where Are Ü Now”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake (featuring MØ) — “Lean On”
OMI — “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
Selena Gomez (featuring A$AP Rocky) — “Good for You”
Silentó — “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood”
The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Direction
Childish Gambino — “Sober” (Director: Hiro Murai)
Hozier — “Take Me to Church” (Directors: Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson)
Kendrick Lamar — “Alright” (Directors: Colin Tilley and the Little Homies)
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk” (Directors: Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Director: Joseph Kahn)

Best Choreography
Beyoncé — “7/11” (Choreographers: Beyoncé, Chris Grant and Gabriel Valenciano)
Chet Faker — “Gold” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran — “Don’t” (Choreographers: Nappytabs)
Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Never Catch Me” (Choreographers: Keone Madrid and Mari Madrid)
OK Go — “I Won’t Let You Down” (Choreographer: OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Best Visual Effects
Childish Gambino — “Telegraph Ave.” (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)
FKA Twigs — “Two Weeks” (Visual Effects: Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Jack Ü (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Where Are Ü Now” (Visual Effects: Brewer)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)
Tyler, The Creator — “Fucking Young/Death Camp” (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)

Best Art Direction
Jack Ü (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Where Are Ü Now” (Art Director: Brewer)
Jack White — “Would You Fight for My Love?” (Art Director: Jeff Peterson)
Snoop Dogg — “So Many Pros” (Art Director: Jason Fijal)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Art Director: Charles Infante)
The Chemical Brothers — “Go” (Art Director: Michel Gondry)

Best Editing
A$AP Rocky — “L$D” (Editor: Dexter Navy)
Beyoncé — “7/11” (Editors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran — “Don’t” (Editor: Jacquelyn London)
Jack Ü (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Where Are Ü Now” (Editor: Brewer)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Editor: Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

Best Cinematography
Alt-J — “Left Hand Free” (Director of Photography: Mike Simpson)
Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud” (Director of Photography: Daniel Pearl)
FKA Twigs — “Two Weeks” (Director of Photography: Justin Brown)
Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Never Catch Me” (Director of Photography: Larkin Sieple)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Kanye West

 


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