The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards air Sunday night on MTV, and like every other award show, they will probably get some things wrong. Oftentimes, the awards at these ceremonies are divvied out not in a meritocracy, but via industry politics, who actually showed up, and other backstage bullsh*t.
So, what we wanted to do is put on our predicting caps and guess who will win, as well as who deserves to win. Of course, we only are predicting the artist awards and not the production awards — sorry hardworking directors, choreographers and visual effects people!
Video Of The Year
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Should Win: “Alright”
Will Win: “Bad Blood”
Moreso than any of its competitors in this category, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” will leave a lasting impact, especially considering the times in which it was created. It’s rare that such a daring, political, and emotionally honest clip would even get nominated for an award like this — which means it will probably end up losing to Taylor Swift. The “Bad Blood” video is basically the pop-culture version of The Avengers; who could compete with that?