Video Music Awards 2017: Nominations Revealed


Another year has passed, and now we sit and wait for one of the most controversial award nights in history to make it’s eclipse once more. This year, it will be held in Inglewood, California, and will be hosted by the one and only Katy Perry. This year also sees the elimination of 2 categories. Best Female, and Best Male, which means we will see those nominated fight it out in a brawl in Best Artist.

The awards ceremony will take place on August 27th.


Video of the Year
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Alessia Cara – Scars to Your Beautiful
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd

Best New Artist
Kodak Black
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration
Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore
DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
D.R.A.M. & Lil Yachty – Broccoli
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – Closer
Calvin Harris, 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 – Down (feat. Gucci Mane)
Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley)
Miley Cyrus – Malibu

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

Best Dance
Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay
Kygo x Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me
Calvin Harris – My Way
Major Lazer – Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)
Afrojack – Gone (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

Best Rock
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Green Day – Bang Bang
Fall Out Boy – Young & Menace
twentyonepilots – heavydirtysoul
Foo Fighters – Run

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

Best Cinematography
Scott Cunningham (Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.)
Matthew Wise (Imagine Dragons – Thunder)
Steve Annis (Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill)
David Proctor (DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels – Nobody Speak)
Kristof Brandl (Halsey – Now or Never)

Best Direction
Dave Meyers & The Little Homies (Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.)
Matthew Cullen (Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained to the Rhythm)
Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars – 24K Magic)
Aaron A (Alessia Cara – Scars to your Beautiful)
Glenn Michael (The Weeknd – Reminder)

Best Art Direction
Spencer Graves (Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.)
Alex Delgado (Bruno Mars – 24K Magic)
Natalie Groce (Katy Perry feat. Migos – Bon Appétit)
Damian Fyffe (DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts)
Lamar C Taylor & Christo Anesti (The Weeknd – Reminder)

Best Visual Effects
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE
Company: Timber
Lead: Jonah Hall

A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation
Company: Bemo
Lead: Brandon Hirzel

KYLE – iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty)
Company: Gloria FX
Lead: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi

Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley)
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 – Side to Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Choreographers: Brian & Scott Nicholson

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Choregrapher: Dave Meyers

Sia – The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Choreographer: Ryan Heffington

Fifth Harmony – Down (feat. Gucci Mane)
Choreographer: Sean Bankhead

Best Editing
Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost (Future – Mask Off)
Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini (Young Thug – Wyclef Jean)
Nate Gross of Exile Edit (Lorde – Green Light)
Jennifer Kennedy (The Chainsmokers & Halsey – Closer)
Red Barbaza (The Weeknd – Reminder)

So there you have it! This years nominees for the VMA’s that are to take place on August 27th. Not to forget the highest honor of them all, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, who’s winner is yet to be announced. Don’t forget you can vote for your favourite by clicking here.

To view the full list of nominees via the MTV website, click here, and to find out more about this year’s ceremony, you can do so by clicking here.


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