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Here Are Your 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

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Every year we close out the summer with one of the wildest award shows around, the MTV Video Music Awards. 2016’s VMAs will likely see some drama between last year’s highly nominated artist Taylor Swift and her new arch-nemesis Kim Kardashian, or maybe Taylor and Kanye will add to their already rocky VMA timeline. Either way, keep an eye on Taylor Swift. This year’s ceremony will take place on August 28 and returns to New York City for the first time since 2013’s show in Brooklyn.

It should come as no surprise that Beyonce leads this year’s VMAs with 11 nominations for videos from her Lemonade album. Right behind her with eight nominations is Adele, and even Kanye West got a few nods for this year’s awards for his controversial clip “Famous.” Surprisingly, Taylor Swift got zero VMA nominations this year.

Here are the nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Adele – “Hello”
Beyonce – “Formation”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST MALE VIDEO

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Beyonce – “Hold Up”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”


BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper ft. Saba – “Angels”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Beyonce – “Formation”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
Panic! at the Disco – “Victorious”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

ARTIST TO WATCH

Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
DNCE
Lukas Graham
Zara Larsson

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Afrojack – “Summerthing!”
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

BEST COLLABORATION

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work from Home”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”


BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Beyonce – “Lemonade”
Chris Brown – “Royalty”
Florence + The Machine – “The Odyssey”
Justin Bieber – “Purpose: The Movement”
Troye Sivan – “Blue Neighborhood Trilogy”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES:

BEST ART DIRECTION

Adele – “Hello”
Beyonce – “Hold Up”
David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F.$”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyonce – “Formation”
Beyonce “Sorry”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”
Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Adele – “Hello”
Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Beyonce – “Formation”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”

BEST DIRECTION

Adele – “Hello”
Beyonce – “Formation”
Coldplay – “Up & Up”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know, The Better”


BEST EDITING

Adele – “Hello”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Beyonce – “Formation”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F.$”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
Coldplay – “Up & Up”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn – “Pillowtalk”

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