The MTV Video Music Awards is my favourite award show! Not only is it about popular music, but it also houses the best live performances. What’s even better is that the channel has tapped Miley Cyrus as the host of this year’s ceremony. Today, the 2015 nominees were announced and, as expected, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran lead the pack. Here is the full list of nominees.

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 & 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 with Justin Bieber, Where Are U Now (Brewer)

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, 7/11 (Beyoncé & Chris Grant, with additional choreography, Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go, I Won’t Let You Down (OK Go, air:man & 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 & Conal Thomson)
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 with Justin Bieber, Where Are U Now (Brewer)

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

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on August 30, 2015.

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