Adele and Beyoncé lead the MTV VMA 2016 nominations


The 2016 MTV VMA nominees have officially been announced, and queens of pop Beyoncé and Adele lead the big names of potential winners, with 11 nominations under B’s belt and Adele wrapping up eight. Seven of nominations alone are for hit single, ‘Hello’. Could a collab at the show be on the cards for this year?

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The running of the big category, ‘Video Of The Year’, sees Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’, Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’, Adele’s ‘Hello’, Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ and Kanye West’s ‘Famous’, so the competition is fairly tight. Representing Team GB in music are Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Disciples, 99 Souls, Florence + The Machine, FKA twigs and Zayn, alongside the late and legendary David Bowie who is recognised in four categories.

Check out the full list of nominees 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

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 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 Presented by Taco Bell®

Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES Presented by Orbit® Gum

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

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