2017 MTV Video Music Awards Nomination Have Landed

Thursday 27 July 2017

2017 MTV Video Music Awards Nomination Have Landed

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) have exclusively revealed the much-awaited list of nominees before the big awards night in California next month.

Leading the pack with a total of eight nominations is Kendrick Lamar featuring his video 'Humble.'. As do pop icons Katy Perry and The Weeknd who are tied for five nominations each while Takapuna-born singer-songwriter Lorde is nominated for 'Artist Of The Year'.

True to their DNA, MTV is putting the fans in the forefront—unlike other awards shows. In a global first, MTV announced the nominations on Instagram Live with an elite squad of Instagram stars. With a combined social reach of over 30 million followers, the team of Instagrammers included: Bretman Rock, Ariel Martin (Baby Ariel), DC Young Fly, Andrea Russet, Chantel Jeffries, Ricky Dillon, StassiBaby, Jay Versace and Nate Garner. Each influencer was tasked with unveiling a portion of the nominees in a successive chain that ultimately revealed the full list.

Beginning yesterday, fans can vote for their favourites across the VMA categories, including 'Video of the Year', 'Artist of the Year', 'Best Collaboration' and more. Fans can cast their votes via a Twitter bot or by direct messaging @MTV. The top two artists will be revealed during the pre-show, kicking off a live Twitter 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.

Building on the critical acclaim of the non-gendered categories at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the network also announced the former 'Best Female Video' and 'Best Male Video' categories have been combined for 'Artist of the Year'. Additionally, 'Best Fight Against the System' has been added to celebrate videos that inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice.

Here's the complete list of nominees:

Video of the Year:
- Kendrick Lamar – 'Humble.'
- Bruno Mars – '24K Magic'
- Alessia Cara – 'Scars To Your Beautiful'
- DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – 'Wild Thoughts'
- The Weeknd – 'Reminder'

Artist of the Year:
- Lorde
- Bruno Mars
- Kendrick Lamar
- Ed Sheeran
- Ariana Grande
- The Weeknd

Best New Artist:
- Khalid
- Kodak Black
- SZA
- Young M.A
- Julia Michaels
- Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration:
- Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – 'We Don’t Talk Anymore'
- DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
- D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – 'Broccoli'
- The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – 'Closer'
- Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – 'Feels'
- Zayn & Taylor Swift – 'I Don’t Wanna Live Forever'

Best Pop:
- Shawn Mendes – 'Treat You Better'
- Ed Sheeran – 'Shape of You'
- Harry Styles – 'Sign Of The Times'
- Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – 'Down'
- Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – 'Chained To The Rhythm'
- Miley Cyrus – 'Malibu'

Best Hip Hop:
- Kendrick Lamar – 'Humble.'
- Big Sean – 'Bounce Back'
- Chance the Rapper – 'Same Drugs'
- D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – 'Broccoli'
- Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – 'Bad & Boujee'
- DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – 'I’m The One'

Best Dance:
- Zedd and Alessia Cara – 'Stay'
- Kygo x Selena Gomez – 'It Ain’t Me'
- Calvin Harris – 'My Way'
- Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and Mø – 'Cold Water'
- Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – 'Gone'

Best Rock:
- Coldplay – 'A Head Full of Dreams'
- Fall Out Boy – 'Young And Menace'
- Twenty One Pilots – 'Heavydirtysoul'
- Green Day – 'Bang Bang'
- Foo Fighters – 'Run'

Best Fight Against the System:
- Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – 'Black SpiderMan'
- The Hamilton Mixtape – 'Immigrants' (We Get the Job Done)'
- Big Sean – 'Light'
- Alessia Cara – 'Scars To Your Beautiful'
- Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – 'Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL'
- John Legend – 'Surefire'

Best Cinematography:
- Kendrick Lamar – 'Humble.'
- Imagine Dragons – 'Thunder'
- Ed Sheeran – 'Castle On The Hill'
- DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – 'Nobody Speak'
- Halsey – 'Now or Never'

Best Direction:
- Kendrick Lamar – 'Humble."
- Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – 'Chained To The Rhythm'
- Bruno Mars – '24K Magic'
- Alessia Cara – 'Scars To Your Beautiful'
- The Weeknd – 'Reminder'

Best Art Direction:
- Kendrick Lamar – 'Humble.'
- Bruno Mars – '24K Magic'
- Katy Perry ft. Migos – 'Bon Appetit'
- DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – 'Wild Thoughts'
- The Weeknd – 'Reminder'

Best Visual Effects:
- Kendrick Lamar – 'Humble.'
- A Tribe Called Quest – 'Dis Generation'
- Kyle ft. Lil Yachty – 'iSpy'
- Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – 'Chained To The Rhythm'
- Harry Styles – 'Sign Of The Times'

Best Choreography:
- Kanye West – 'Fade'
- Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – 'Side To Side'
- Kendrick Lamar – 'Humble.'
- Sia – 'The Greatest'
- Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – 'Down'