Taylor Swift Takes the Lead with the Most Nominations at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

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MTVtoday announced via Beats 1 “Chart” show on Apple Music the 2015 MTV Video Music Awardsnominations.Taylor Swift,Ed Sheeran,Beyonc,Kendrick LamarandMark Ronsonlead the pack with the most Moonman nods for music’s most unexpected night.

Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including “Video of The Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Female Video” and more by visitingvma.mtv.com. Additionally, votes for the “MTV Artist To Watch” award, presented by Taco Bell, will remain live through the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. At that time, the top two artists will be revealed, 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.

The2015 MTV Video Music Awardswill air live from the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A., LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.Miley Cyruswill serve as host.

See below for a full list of nominees.

?VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Beyonc “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

  • Beyonc “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

  • Beyonc “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 WATCHpresented 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 and 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 “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber(Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Beyonc “7/11″(Beyonc,Chris Grant, Additional choreography:Gabriel Valenciano)
  • OK Go “I Won’t Let You Down”(OK Go, air:man and 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 and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
  • Childish Gambino “Sober”(Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING

  • Beyonc “7/11″(Beyonc, 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 “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber(Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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