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MTV VMA Nominees: Beyoncé, Kanye West and Xavier Dolan Score Big

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MTV has announced the nominees for the 11th annual Video Music Awards, with Beyoncé’s 11 nods leading the pack. Adele is up for eight awards, meanwhile, including Best Director for the Xavier Dolan–directed “Hello”; she’s up against Bey, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West in that category. Full list below:

 

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

 

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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 – “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

 

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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

 

Bryson Tiller

 

Desiigner

 

Zara Larsson

 

Lukas Graham

 

DNCE

 

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” Art

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

 

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