Taylor Swift Leads the Way with Nine Nods for MTV Video Music Awards

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Taylor Swift leads the way in nominations for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with nine nods, including Best Female Video for Blank Space, while her star-studded promo for Bad Blood has landed seven mentions, including Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Direction for Joseph Khan, and Best Visual Effects. She responded via twitter to express her excitement.

Ed Sheeran is close behind with six nominations – his Thinking Out Loud garnering him recognition for Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Pop Video, while Beyonce will be another star to beat after earning five nominations, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. He too took to Twitter to say “fanks.”

 

Other Video of the Year contenders are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk and Kendrick Lamar for Alright, while Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa have all nabbed VMA nominations, too.

 

Miley Cyrus will host the 2015 MTV VMAs at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015.

 

The full list of nominations is:

Video Of The Year:

Beyonce, 7/11

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Kendrick Lamar, Alright

Best Male Video:

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Kendrick Lamar, Alright

The Weeknd, Earned It

Nick Jonas, Chains

Best Female Video:

Beyonce, 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 featuring Charlie Puth, See You Again

Big Sean featuring E-40, IDFWU

Best Pop Video:

Beyonce, 7/11

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Taylor Swift, Blank Space

Mark Ronson featuring 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 Watch:

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Vance Joy, Riptide

George Ezra, Budapest

James Bay, Hold Back The River

FKA Twigs, Pendulum

Best Collaboration:

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Wiz Khalifa featuring 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 featuring Kanye West and John Legend, One Man Can Change the World

Rihanna, American Oxygen

Wale, The White Shoes

Best Art Direction:

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Snoop Dogg, So Many Pros

Jack White, Would You Fight For My Love

The Chemical Brothers, Go

Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are U Now with Justin Bieber

Best Choreography:

Beyonce, 7/11

OK Go, I Won’t Let You Down

Chet Faker, Gold

Ed Sheeran, Don’t

Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, Never Catch Me

Best Cinematography:

Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, Never Catch Me

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

FKA Twigs, Two Weeks

Alt-J, Left Hand Free

Best Direction:

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Kendrick Lamar, Alright

Hozier, Take Me To Church

Childish Gambino, Sober

Best Editing:

Beyonce, 7/11

Ed Sheeran, Don’t

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

A$AP Rocky, L$D

Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are U Now with Justin Bieber

Best Visual Effects:

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

FKA Twigs, Two Weeks

Childish Gambino, Telegraph Ave

Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are U Now with Justin Bieber

Tyler, The Creator, F**king Young/Death Camp.

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