The 2016 MTV VMA Nominations

I predicted the nominees this weekend, and today they’ve been announced. Here’s the official list plus my initial predictions. Spoiler alert: Don’t take me to Vegas with you.

Video of the Year:

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

Video of the Year (Predictions) [3/5]

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

Best Female Video:

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

Best Female Video (1/5)

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Meghan Trainor -“NO”

Rihanna -“Needed Me”

Selena Gomez – “Hands to Myself”

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 Male Video (1/5)

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Future ft. the Weeknd – “Low Life”

Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”

Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

ZAYN – “Pillowtalk”

Best New Artist:

Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Artist to Watch (2/5)

Alessia Cara – “Here”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Flume ft. Kai – “Never Be Like You”

Troye Sivan – “Youth”

Zara Larsson & MNEK – “Never Forget You”

Best Hip Hop Video:

Drake: “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner: “Panda”
Bryson Tiller: “Don’t”
Chance the Rapper: “Angels” (!!!)
2 Chainz: “Watch Out”

Best Hip Hop Video (2/5)

Desiigner -“Panda”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana & Infrared – “All the Way Up”

Future ft. the Weeknd – “Low Life”

Gucci Mane – “1st Day out tha Feds”

Best Pop Video:

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

Best Pop Video (0/5) 😦

Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman”

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign -“Work from Home”

Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”

Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo – “Close”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

And here are the rest of the nominees:

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 Rock Video:

All Time Low: “Missing You”
Coldplay: “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy [ft. Demi Lovato]: “Irresistable”
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 and the Machine: The Odyssey
Beyoncé: Lemonade
Justin Bieber: PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown: Royalty
Troye Sivan: Blue Neighborhood Trilogy

Best Art Direction:

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

Best Choreography:

Beyoncé: “Formation”
Missy Elliott [ft. Pharrell]: “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé: “Sorry”
FKA twigs: “M3LL155X”
Florence and 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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