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MTV Announces VMA Nominees

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  1. Melody Bot

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    MTV have announced their VMA nominees.

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR


    Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
    Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
    Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
    DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
    The Weeknd – “Reminder”

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR


    Bruno Mars
    Kendrick Lamar
    Ed Sheeran
    Ariana Grande
    The Weeknd
    Lorde

    BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)


    Khalid
    Kodak Black
    SZA
    Young M.A
    Julia Michaels
    Noah Cyrus

    BEST COLLABORATION


    Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
    DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
    D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
    The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
    Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”
    Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

    BEST POP


    Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
    Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You”
    Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
    Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
    Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
    Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

    BEST HIP HOP


    Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
    Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
    Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
    D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
    Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
    DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

    BEST DANCE


    Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
    Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
    Calvin Harris – “My Way”
    Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
    Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

    BEST ROCK


    Coldplay – “A Head Full Of Dreams”
    Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
    Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
    Green Day – “Bang Bang”
    Foo Fighters – “Run”

    BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM


    Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
    The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
    Big Sean – “Light”
    Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
    Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
    John Legend – “Surefire”

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


    Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Cinematographer: Scott Cunningham)
    Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (Cinematographer: Matthew Wise)
    Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Cinematographer: Steve Annis)
    DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (Cinematographer: David Proctor)
    Halsey – “Now Or Never” (Cinematographer: Kristof Brandl)

    BEST DIRECTION


    Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Directors: Dave Meyers, The Little Homies)
    Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Director: Mathew Cullen)
    Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Directors: Cameron Duddy, Bruno Mars)
    Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Director: Aaron A)
    The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Director: Glenn Michael)

    BEST ART DIRECTION


    Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Production Designer: Spencer Graves)
    Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Production Designer: Alex Delgado)
    Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Production Designer: Natalie Groce)
    DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Production Designer: Damian Fyffe)
    The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Production Designers: Lamar C Taylor, Christo Anesti)

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS


    Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
    A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
    KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
    Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Company: MIRADA)
    Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)

    BEST CHOREOGRAPHY


    Kanye West – “Fade” (Choreographers: Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze, Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
    Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Choreographers: Brian & Scott Nicholson)
    Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Choreographer: Dave Meyers)
    Sia – “The Greatest” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
    Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead)

    BEST EDITING


    Future – “Mask Off” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
    Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (Editors: Ryan Staake, Eric Degliomini)
    Lorde – “Green Light” (Editor: Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
    The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Editor: Jennifer Kennedy)
    The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Editor: Red Barbaza)

     
  2. amorningofsleep

    In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 311

    Damn. I was only able to name two songs on that entire list.
     
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  3. somethingwitty

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    Wow...remember when this event was relevant? Just for kicks I decided to look up the nominees from 20 years ago...Jamiriquoi, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, and Jewel were all nominated for video of the year. There were 19 categories with fairly varied nominees across all genres. Somewhere around the turn of the millennium this event just took a nose dive and has been getting progressively worse.

    What is the over/under of guitars that will be used during the broadcast...2?
     
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  4. skogsraet

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    There's plenty of great artists nominated like Kendrick, Lorde, ATCQ, Foo Fighters etc. The VMAs have always been an event for trend-hopping corporatists, it's always just been a reflection of the Billboard 200. Just because it's focused on hip hop this decade and not grunge like in '93 or pop punk like in '06 doesn't make it any better or worse. It's so fucking pretentious to act as if it's gotten worse somehow since the turn of the century.
     
  5. Yellowcard2006

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    Fifth Harmony has too many noms. There are lots of better pop songs this year.
     
  6. AlwaysEvolving21

    Trusted Supporter

    So much pop and hip pop. Not enough rock. Sad.
     
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  7. Chinesefood

    Regular

    It has. Color me pretentious.
     
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  8. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    Sure. I mean you're entitled to that opinion, it only really bothers me when people blame hip hop and pop for it.
     
  9. VMAs are dumb but any and all SZA exposure makes the world a better place

    Also they can give "best fight against the system" to any one of those songs I've never heard if they want to, but we all know it belongs to Vince Staples for BagBak
     
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  10. somethingwitty

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    It has gotten worse. The performances now are a joke, and the spots are all purchased by their management. When was the last iconic performance? Britney back in 2001? Best New Artist, presented by Taco Bell lol, what a fucking joke. They should just chance it to a Billboard Awards type show because there is nothing groundbreaking or artistic about 90% of these videos.
     
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  11. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    BEST ROCK


    Coldplay – “A Head Full Of Dreams”
    Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
    Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
    Green Day – “Bang Bang”
    Foo Fighters – “Run”

    HELL YEAH LOOK AT ALL THOSE ROCK SONGS
     
  12. ncarrab

    Prestigious Prestigious

    This is still a thing?

    My favorite part of the VMA nominees every year is there are always one - or several - nominees that were literally just released within the past month or that are nominated for 'video of the year' or other categories.

    Perfect example this year: Dj Khaled's wild thoughts was just released five weeks ago. Foo Fighters' Run was released 6 weeks ago...how are they already eligible?
     
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