It almost that time of year again!

 

Yes, the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are right around the corner and the network has just released the list of nominees for this years VMAs. The annual award show is known for its iconic moments such as Britney Spears‘ legendary ‘Slave 4 U’ Performance.

 

 

Beyonce’s epic pregnancy announcement.

 

 

Lady Gaga’s meat dress.

 

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And, of course who could forget this.

 

 

or this…

 

 

 

Well it seems as though this year the VMAs are making history once again before the show even airs. Singer and Queen of slayage, Beyonce leads the list of honorees with a record-breaking 11 nominations, stemming from her much talked about visual album Lemonade followed by ‘Hello’ singer /vocal powerhouse, Adele with 8 noms.

 

Check out the full list of nominees after the jump to see who else was recognized and…who wasn’t.

 

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]: “Irresistable”
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 and the Machine: The Odyssey
Beyoncé: Lemonade
Justin Bieber: PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown: Royalty
Troye Sivan: Blue Neighborhood 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 and 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”

 

We are LOVING this list! However, we did notice a few names missing, for example six-time VMA winner, Taylor Swift.

 

The country crooner turned pop star has been a staple in the Award show’s program, even premiering her music video for her song ‘Wildest Dreams’ during its pre-show last year in 2015. Swift also debuted two other music videos for her singles, ‘Out of The Woods’ and ‘New Romantics’ from her hugely successful ‘1989’ album.

 

So why wasn’t she nominated? We don’t know but we’re sure Kanye could tell us.

 

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What are your thoughts on these VMA nominations?  

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Written by Mack