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Beyoncé leads the list of MTV VMA nominees

'Formation' alone received six nominations

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 27 Jul 2016

MTV VMA nominees
Photo: Beyoncé/Facebook

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner and Beyoncé leads the list of nominees with a solid 11 nominations. Why? Main reason: she's Beyoncé. Other reason: her hit song Formation alone garnered six nominations, including Video of The Year. The video goes up against Drake's Hotline Bling, Adele's Hello, Justin Bieber's Sorry and Kanye West's Famous. The MTV VMAs will take place on 28 August.

But let's also address the elephant in the room. Taylor Swift was noticably missing from the nomination list, despite having released well-received videos for New Romantics, Out Of The Woods and (the very dreamy) Wildest Dreams since last taking home four VMA trophies last year. It could be that she isn't eligible for this year's awards because her album came out in 2014, which leaves us wondering if Taylor will even attend the awards at all.

See below for the full list of nominations.

Video of the Year
Adele – Hello
Beyoncé – Formation
Drake – Hotline Bling
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Kanye West – Famous

Best Female Video
Adele – Hello
Beyoncé – Hold Up
Sia – Cheap Thrills
Ariana Grande – Into You
Rihanna [ft. Drake] – Work (Short Version)

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 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 Hip Hop Video
Drake – Hotline Bling
Desiigner – Panda
Bryson Tiller – Don’t
Chance the Rapper – Angels
2 Chainz – Watch Out

Best Pop Video
Adele – Hello
Beyoncé – Formation
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Alessia Cara – Wild Things
Ariana Grande – Into You

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 New Artist
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
DNCE
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham

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

Related: Don't even think about Pokémon Go when you see Rihanna live


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