2020 MTV VMA Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 MTV VMA Awards have been announced, with public voting available for the general categories. See below for the Professional Categories and Read More for the General Slate. And visit www.mtv.com/vma/vote/ to vote.

VMAs will be held live on Sunday, August 30 from Brooklyn, NY.

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish "xanny" Directed by Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat "Say So" Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Dua Lipa "Don't Start Now" Directed by Nabil
  • Harry Styles "Adore You" Directed by Dave Meyers
  • Taylor Swift "The Man" Directed by Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" Directed by Anton Tammi

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • A$AP Rocky "Babushka Boi" Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
  • Dua Lipa "Physical" Art Direction by Anna Colomeì Nogu
  • Harry Styles "Adore You" Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
  • Miley Cyrus "Mother’s Daughter" Art Direction by Christian Stone
  • Selena Gomez "Boyfriend" Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift "Lover" Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS "On" Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
  • CNCO & Natti Natasha "Honey Boo" Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
  • DaBaby "BOP" Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
  • Dua Lipa "Physical" Choreography by Charm La'Donna
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" Choreography by Richy Jackson
  • Normani "Motivation" Choreography by Sean Bankhead

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • 5 Seconds of Summer "Old Me" Cinematography by Kieran Fowler
  • Billie Eilish "all the good girls go to hell" Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • Camila Cabello f/ DaBaby "My Oh My" Cinematography by Dave Meyers
  • Katy Perry "Harleys In Hawaii" Cinematography by Arnau Valls
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" Cinematography by Thomas Kloss
  • The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" Cinematography by Oliver Millar

BEST EDITING

  • Halsey "Graveyard" Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
  • James Blake "Can't Believe the Way We Flow" Edited by Frank Lebon
  • Lizzo "Good As Hell" Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
  • Miley Cyrus "Mother’s Daughter" Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico
  • ROSALIìA "A Palé" Edited by Andre Jones
  • The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish "all the good girls go to hell" Visual Effects by Drive Studios
  • Demi Lovato "I Love Me" Visual Effects by Hoody FX
  • Dua Lipa "Physical" Visual Effects by EIGHTY4
  • Harry Styles "Adore You" Visual Effects by Mathematic
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
  • Travis Scott "HIGHEST IN THE ROOM" Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios