VMA Nominations 2015

MTV Video Music Award Nominees: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé Reign Supreme

Fewer than 24 hours after Miley Cyrus revealed herself to be the host of this year’s show (Aug. 30, 9/8c), MTV has rolled out the full list of 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominees — and you’ll never guess who’s leading the pack.

Just kidding, you’d totally guess: It’s Taylor Swift, whose nine nominations are split between her “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space” videos. Ed Sheeran‘s the second most decorated nominee with six nods for “Thinking Out Loud” and “Don’t.” And then there’s Beyoncé; her five nominations, all for “7/11,” put her in third.

Read on for all of this year’s nominees, then drop a comment with your picks below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “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 ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson ft. 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 presented by Taco Bell
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

BEST COLLABORATION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Wiz Khalifa ft. 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 ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)
Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson)
Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

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7 Comments
  1. Evan. says:

    what a tragic joke all this is. Taylor has talent. Talent is cute. Talent is probably a better role model to my nieces and nephews than I am–and I’m a teacher! But all this Taylor love, all this mad devotion and nominations, just are not deserving. If I remember correctly, Sia released a bunch of epic music videos recently and none even got a Best Choreography nomination? Taylor will rule on Grammy nominations night and I’ll try hard not to cringe. Heck, if she releases a 12 bar track of queefs and belches, she’ll get a Best Metal Performance nomination no doubt.

    • Evan. says:

      what a tragic joke all this is. Taylor has talent. Talent is cute. TAYLOR* is probably a better role model to my nieces and nephews than I am–and I’m a teacher! But all this Taylor love, all this mad devotion and nominations, just are not deserving. If I remember correctly, Sia released a bunch of epic music videos recently and none even got a Best Choreography nomination? Taylor will rule on Grammy nominations night and I’ll try hard not to cringe. Heck, if she releases a 12 bar track of queefs and belches, she’ll get a Best Metal Performance nomination no doubt.

  2. Evan. says:

    what a tragic joke all this is. Taylor has talent. Taylor is cute. Taylor is probably a better role model to my nieces and nephews than I am–and I’m a teacher! But all this Taylor love, all this mad devotion and nominations, just are not deserving. If I remember correctly, Sia released a bunch of epic music videos recently and none even got a Best Choreography nomination? Taylor will rule on Grammy nominations night and I’ll try hard not to cringe. Heck, if she releases a 12 bar track of queefs and belches, she’ll get a Best Metal Performance nomination no doubt.

    • Amelia says:

      I agree!! Taylor Swift just seems crazy to me now. I like her as a person (I really do) but I do not like the messages she is sending out to kids in them. I’m a kid so I see a lot of people going crazy for her, and it’s people act like she’s like cured cancer.

  3. Brigid says:

    Congratulations to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran!!! Well deserved.

  4. zac says:

    read somewhere that Kendrick Lamar has the most nominations. now i’m confused

  5. Amelia says:

    Seriously, what about One Direction?? They deserve a bunch of awards, honestly they’re amazing rolemodels for kids and while most people up here are they really should be up here with them. Especially since this will be their last VMAs show for a while. And don’t try to be mean about this, it’s not funny that they’re taking a break and fans are really sad (some feel like their worlds are crashing down on them) so yeah.