The 2017 VMA’s Nominees Are Here

By Amanda DeSilva

It’s that time of year again.

The 2017 VMA’s are underway and last week ( July 25th), MTV unveiled this year’s set of nominees that could be going home with a moonman.  In the lead with a total of 8 nominations is Kendrick Lamar, including Video of the Year for “Humble”, best new artist, and best hip-hop. Katy Perry, who is also this year’s host follows behind with a total of 5 nominations along with The Weeknd; who is hoping to bring home his very first moonman.

Here are the list of nominees for the 2017 VMA’s:

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

Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde

 

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 (Fifty Shades Darker)”

 

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”

 

BEST EDITING

Future – “Mask Off” ( Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)

Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” ( Ryan Staake, Eric Degliomini)

Lorde – “Green Light” (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” ( Jennifer Kennedy)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Red Barbaza)

 

The 2017 VMA’s will air live on Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m ET/PT.

You can vote for your favorite artist here: http://www.mtv.com/vma/vote/

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