The 2016 MTV Video Music Award Nominations Are Here!

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It’s impossible for us to truly describe our love for the MTV’s Video Music Awards. The VMAs are a time-honored tradition where girls kiss girls (remember Madonna and Britney Spears!) and celebs call out other celebs (looking at you Kanye West and Taylor Swift). Each year, the VMAs have some sort of scandal whether it be that whole Miley Cyrus twerking on a creepy Robin Thicke or Nikki Minaj and that whole, “Miley, what’s good?” thing. The actual nominations are often overshadowed by the show’s drama — but not this year.

This year’s nominations are amazing! Beyonce — Queen Bee, Our Lady Of Sassy Girl Power Jams — is nominated for 11 awards for her amazing visual album Lemonade. She’s even up against herself in one category. Adele also scored eight nominations, seven which are for the epic “Hello” video. For reference, “Hello” has been watched on YouTube over a million times, and if you haven’t seen that SNL parody, you’ve got to get on it. Other nominees include Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Drake and Ariana Grande.

Check out the full list of nominations below. The VMAs air on Sunday, August 28th at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST MALE VIDEO

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

BEST COLLABORATION

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

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

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

BEST POP VIDEO

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

BEST ROCK VIDEO


All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

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

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

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

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

BEST ART DIRECTION

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

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

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

BEST DIRECTION

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST EDITING

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

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

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