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THE COUNTDOWN STARTS NOW!

The VMA’s will air live on Sunday, August 28th from Madison Square Garden in New York City at nine p.m. ET/PT. Beyoncé’s Lemonade album received 11 nominations while Adele scored eight nominations, including seven for the video of her single “Hello.” The “Hello” video and Beyoncé’s “Formation” video will compete for video of the year along with Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, and Kanye West’s “Famous” video.

Fans can click the link below to vote and vote for the best new artist winner through Facebook Messenger starting August 15th.

http://www.mtv.com/vma/vote

Check out the nominations below!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

adele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: playbuzz.com

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Director: Parris Goebel
Kanye West – “Famous”
Director: Kanye West

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

sia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: youtube.com

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Director: Lior Molcho
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Director: Hannah Lux Davis
Rihanna X Drake – “Work” (short version)
Director: Director X

BEST MALE VIDEO

drake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: pitchfork.com

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Director: Cris
Calvin Harris X Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Director: Emil Nava
Kanye West – “Famous”
Director: Kanye West
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Director: Grant Singer

BEST COLLABORATION

bey and kendrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: gossiponthis.com

Beyoncé X Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Director: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Kahlil Joseph
Fifth Harmony X Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Director: Director X
Ariana Grande X Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Director: Grant Singer
Calvin Harris X Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Director: Emil Nava
Rihanna X Drake – “Work” (short version)
Director: Director X

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

panda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: hypebeast.com

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X
Desiigner – “Panda”
Director: Paul Geusebroek
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Director: Cris
Chance The Rapper – “Angels”
Director: Austin Vesely
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Director: Motion Family

BEST POP VIDEO

sorry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: pianu.com

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Director: Parris Goebel
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Director: Aaron A
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

BEST ROCK VIDEO

missing you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: youtube.com

All Time Low – “Missing You”
Director: Patrick Tracy
Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Director: Mat Whitecross
Fall Out Boy X Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
Director: Wayne Isham
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”
Director: Andrew Donoho
Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”
Director: Brandon Dermer

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

mike taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: soundcloud.com

Calvin Harris X Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
Director: Emil Nava
99 Souls X Destiny’s Child X Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Director: Ludovic Zuili, Simon Bouisson
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Director: Jon Jon Augustavo
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
Director: Sam Sneed
The Chainsmokers X Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Director: Marcus Kuhne

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

royalty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Wikipedia.org

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST

bt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: hiphopdx.com

Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

BEST ART DIRECTION

fergie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: youtube.com

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Production Designer: Jason Hougaard
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Production Designer: Alexander Delgado
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane
David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue
Adele – “Hello” Art
Production Designer: Colombe Raby

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

bs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: bossip.com

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia
Missy Elliott X Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Choreographer: Hi-Hat
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Choreographer: FKA Twigs
Florence X The Machine – “Delilah”
Choreographer: Holly Blakey

BEST DIRECTION

cplay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: directlyrics.com

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia
Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Director: Johan Renck
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
Director: Canada

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

alesso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: getmusicasia.com

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed
Adele – “Hello”
Cinematographer: André Turpin
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg
Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Cinematographer: Corey Jennings
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

BEST EDITING

into you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: josepvinaixa.com

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Editor: Jeff Selis
Adele – “Hello”
Editor: Xavier Dolan
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Editor: Vinnie Hobbs
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Editor: Johan Söderberg
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Editor: Hannah Lux Davis

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

cant feel my face

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: genius.com

Coldplay – “Up&Up”
VFX Editor: Vania Heymann
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
VFX Editor: Sam Sneade
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”
VFX Editor: David Smith

Who are you looking forward to seeing win this year?

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