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Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Bieber and Kanye Among 2016 MTV “Video Music Awards” Nominees

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"Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Bieber and Kanye Among 2016 MTV “Video Music Awards” Nominees"
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

MTV today announced nominations for the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards,” with Beyoncé earning a career-best eleven nominations for videos from her cultural watershed visual album “Lemonade” and Adele earning eight nominations, including seven for her YouTube record-shattering video “Hello.”  “Hello,” Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Kanye West’s “Famous” all earned nominations for “Video of the Year.”  The 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air LIVE from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

To echo a year in which the world’s biggest artists pushed music videos to new heights of artistry, MTV unveiled the “Video of the Year” nominees in a sweeping and panoramic mural created by world-renowned visual artists BD White, John Paul Ogrodnick (JPO), Damien Mitchell, Marc Evan, Resa, BKFoxx, Queen Andrea, Hektad, Giz, Such and Poem One at the First Street Green Art Park in New York’s East Village.  The reveal of the mural was broadcast during a Facebook Live event hosted by MTV News Correspondents Meredith Graves and Gaby Wilson via MTV and a coalition of more than 15 partners including press outlets and brands.

Facebook Live Link: https://www.facebook.com/MTV/

Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including, “Video of The Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Female Video,” new category, “Breakthrough Long Form Video” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com.  Vote across all categories to enter to win the chance to go to the VMAs in NYC, thanks to Verizon, the presenter of this year’s award voting. Additionally, voting for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain live through the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” Pre-Show airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and new this year, fans can cast their votes for the category via Facebook Messenger (starting 8/15).  The top two artists will be revealed during the pre-show, kicking off a live hashtag vote with the winner being announced during the live main telecast.  Nominees for the socially voted category, “Best Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.

 

See below for a full list of nominees:

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Director: Parris Goebel

Kanye West – “Famous”

Director: Kanye West

 

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Director: Lior Molcho

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Director: Director X

 

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Director: Cris

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Director: Emil Nava

Kanye West – “Famous”

Director: Kanye West

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Director: Grant Singer

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Director:  Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Director: Director X

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Director: Grant Singer

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Director: Emil Nava

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Director: Director X

 

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Desiigner – “Panda”

Director: Paul Geusebroek

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Director: Cris

Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – “Angels”

Director: Austin Vesely

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Director: Motion Family

 

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Director: Parris Goebel

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Director: Aaron A

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Director: Hannah Lux Davis

 

BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low – “Missing You”

Director: Patrick Tracy

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

Director: Mat Whitecross

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”

Director: Wayne Isham

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Director: Andrew Donoho

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

Director: Brandon Dermer

 

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Director: Emil Nava

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”

Director: Ludovic Zuili / Simon Bouisson

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

Director: Jon Jon Augustavo

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”

Director: Sam Sneed

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Director: Marcus Kuhne

 

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Presented by Taco Bell®

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

 

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Presented by Orbit® Gum

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Production Designer: Jason Hougaard

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Production Designer: Alexander Delgado

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

Adele – “Hello”

Production Designer: Colombe Raby

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”

Choreographer: Hi-Hat

Beyoncé – “Sorry”

Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Choreographer: FKA Twigs

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Choreographer: Holly Blakey

 

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Director: Johan Renck

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Director: CANADA

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

Adele – “Hello”

Cinematographer: André Turpin

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”

Cinematographer: Corey Jennings

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

 

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Editor: Jeff Selis

Adele – “Hello”

Editor: Xavier Dolan

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Editor: Vinnie Hobbs

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Editor: Johan Söderberg

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Editor: Hannah Lux Davis

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

VFX Editor: Sam Sneade

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

VFX Editor: David Smith

 

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.”  Garrett English, Erik Flannigan, Sandy Alouete, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.  Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.

 

Want to stay in tune with all things VMA? Follow the official 2016 VMA Playlist form MTV & Spotify at spotify.com/VMA.

 

Official sponsors of the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards include: Orbit® Gum, PANTENE®, PEPSI®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, truth®, TWIX® and Verizon.

 

About MTV:

MTV is a global media brand inspired by the creative spirit of music and the freedom and passion of youth.  For more information, check out http://www.mtvpress.com.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).


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