The specific fetish on display here isn't totally clear, but there's no mistaking the fact that Selena Gomez is charting a fearless path that mixes sexuality with a perfect balance of the strange and the commonplace.
MTV today announced nominations for the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” with Kendrick Lamar scoring the most of the year with eight nominations for his video “HUMBLE,” and Katy Perry and The Weeknd both tied for five nominations each.
Building on the the non-gendered categories at the 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards,” the network also combined the former “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories into a single “Artist of the Year” category. And, one new category has been added: “Best Fight Against the System,” spotlighting videos that "inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice."
See below for the full nominee list. Voting for all the non-technical categories is open at mtv.com/vma/vote/. And, of course, watch the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 AT 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Directed, animated and edited solely by Alex Southam comes Barns Courtney’s new video for ‘Golden Dandelions'. The video poses itself as a hybrid of animated mix media collages which explore the celebration of life, all delivered with a trippy psychedelic twist.
Precocious America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal steps out with a moody, yet catharctic video that casts her somewhere between Sia and her dance doppelganger Maddie Ziegler, but with a strummy ukulele vibe all her own.
A video celebrating the triumph and joy of being a touring a rock band on the scale of Linkin Park, tragically released mere hours before Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead of an apparent suicide.