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PopWrapped | Awards

MTV Unveil The 2016 VMAs Nominations, Beyonce And Adele Prepare To Slay

Mike Nied | PopWrapped Author

Mike Nied

Updated 07/30/2016 4:41am
MTV Unveil The 2016 VMAs Nominations, Beyonce And Adele Prepare To Slay | VMAs
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It sure looks like the 2016 MTV VMAs will be all about Beyonce and Adele after getting a peek at the official list of nominations!

We're coming up on awards show season, and MTV's VMAs are kicking things off!

This year's VMAs are set to take place on Saturday, August 28 and will be aired live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. It's currently unclear who will be taking over hosting duties from Miley Cyrus, who provided quite a bit of entertainment (and eye catching looks) while hosting last year's event. Although we aren't quite up to date with the production, we do now know who is up for awards...

MTV released the nominations for this year's show earlier this morning (July 26) on their Facebook page, and the nominations recognize some of the hottest releases of the last year.

Leading the list of nominations is none other than Beyonce, who has netted a cool 11 nods for her Lemonade visual album. The "Formation" siren will be duking it out with Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Kanye West for the coveted title of Video of the Year and is also nominated in categories including Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration Video, Breakthrough Long Form Video, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and (surprisingly) two nominations in the Best Choreography category.

Trailing closely behind is Adele, who received an impressive 8 nominations, all of which are for her massively successful "Hello" visual. Male heavy hitters Drake and Justin Bieber are trailing closely behind and nominated acts include The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Fifth Harmony, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Mike Posner, The Chainsmokers, Florence + the Machine, amongst others.

Check out the full list of nominations for the 2016 VMAs below!

Video of the Year

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Kanye West – “Famous”

Best Female Video

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Male Video

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Kanye West – “Famous”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Chance The Rapper – “Angels”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Rock Video

All Time Low – “Missing You”

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

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

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

Best Art Direction

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Adele – “Hello”

Best Choreography

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”

Beyoncé – “Sorry”

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Best Direction

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

Adele – “Hello”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Adele – “Hello”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Editing

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Adele – “Hello”

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Visual Effects

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

While it's nice to see up and comers such as Alessia Cara ("Wild Things") and Troye Sivan (Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy) recognized for their impressive releases, fans are already beginning to question MTV's decisions.

After last year's epic shade fest between MTV, Nicki Minaj, and (unnecessarily) Taylor Swift over alleged snubs, many fans have taken to social media to see if their favs are upset about not receiving nominations.

One such celeb to comment on their lack of nomination is Nick Jonas, who expressed some disappointment about "Close" not receiving a nomination in any categories. Fans who were expecting massive breakdowns though were left wanting more, as Nick J took things in stride. He has had a pretty fantastic year, and he's undoubtedly celebrating the fact that Joe Jonas's DNCE is up for the title of Best New Artist. Guess you can't win 'em all.

In the coming weeks we expect for MTV to release a list of performers and to unveil quite a few more details about the impending show. As it stands, this year's VMAs seem like they're shaping up to be a pretty interesting show!

What do you think about MTV's nominations for the 2016 VMAs? Weigh in on their decisions in the comments below!

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