The 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” Nominations Are Out!

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Must say I love this year’s logo for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). It’s very clean and simple. I like.

Anyway, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out! Here is the full list:

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”

BEST MALE VIDEO

  • Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
  • The Weeknd – “Earned It”
  • Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

  • Beyoncé – “7/11”
  • Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
  • Sia – “Elastic Heart”
  • Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
  • Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

BEST POP VIDEO

  • Beyoncé – “7/11”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
  • Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

  • Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
  • Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
  • Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
  • Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

ARTIST TO WATCH presented by Taco Bell®

  • Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
  • Vance Joy – “Riptide”
  • George Ezra – “Budapest”
  • James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
  • FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
  • Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
  • Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

  • Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
  • Colbie Caillat – “Try”
  • Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
  • Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
  • Wale – “The White Shoes”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
  • Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)
  • Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)
  • The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
  • Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
  • OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
  • Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
  • Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
  • FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
  • Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
  • Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
  • Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING

  • Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
  • A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
  • Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
  • FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
  • Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
  • Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
  • Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

You can vote for your favourite artists at vma.mtv.com. Take note that you will be able to vote for the “MTV Artist To Watch” award, presented by Taco Bell®, through the pre-show airing at 7.00 am (TH/WIB), 8.00 am (PH/SG) and 9.00 am (MY). At that time, the top two artists will be revealed, kicking off a live hashtag vote and the winner will be announced during the live main telecast.

The nominees for the socially voted category “Best Song of Summer” will be announced at a later date.

As soon as the list of nominees were revealed, there was some Twitter drama and it all began when Nicki Minaj started a rant about how Black woman don’t get the credit/recognition it deserves for it’s influence on pop culture.

Taylor Swift then made herself look like such a brat when she responded to Nicki Minaj’s rants thinking that those tweets were aimed at her. LOL. She has since deleted those tweets and apologised to Nicki publicly on Twitter and according to news reports, she has also called Nicki to apologise about the boo-boo.

https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/624240681750536192

All is well between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj now (or so they say).

The whole drama was so entertaining and hilarious if you ask me. I’m on #TeamNicki if you wanna know.

Some people said Nicki Minaj was whining about not getting a “Video Of The Year”  nomination but she does really have a point but it is what is it, the industry isn’t fair but it’s the consumers who demand it… right?

Anyway, the MTV VMA is known to be a popularity contest (since the public can vote for it) so I don’t think Nicki needs to be too upset over not being nominated for the “Video Of The Year” award.

It definitely will be interesting to see what happens at the VMA during the “Video Of The Year” award, regardless of whether Taylor Swift wins it or not. Personally, I’d like Ed Shearan to win with “Thinking Out Loud”, it’s such a simple and yet powerful video. Let’s see what happens on 31 August 2015 at 9.00 am (SG).

Finally, the host of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards is… Miley Cyrus!

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Host of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus

Set the alarms for the live telecast of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on 31 August 2015 in Asia. The pre-show starts at 7.00 am (TH/WIB), 8.00 am (PH/SG) and 9.00 am (MY). The main show starts at 8.00 am (TH/WIB), 9.00 am (SG) and 10.00 am (MY).

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