Television

Beyoncé and Adele lead VMA nominations this year

This week MTV announced the nominations for the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards,” with Beyoncé earning a career-best eleven nominations for videos from her visual album “Lemonade.” Following close behind, Adele earning eight nominations this week, 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,” making it a close-race for the coveted award. 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.

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.

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.

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: Sia, Daniel Askill
  • 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: Alex Nazari, 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: Alex Nazari, 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

  • Bryson Tiller
  • Desiigner
  • Zara Larsson
  • Lukas Graham
  • DNCE

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

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.