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2018 MTV VMA NOMINEES

It's that time again. Nominations for the 2018 MTV VMAs have been announced! All categories — except for the professional slate — are voted on by the public, so clicky clicky if you want to have a say about the winners.

The VMAs are schedule for August 20 from NYC's famed Radio City Music Hall.

Nominees are as follows... 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” 
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T” 
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” 
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Ariana Grande
  • Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” 
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 
  • Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” 
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar”

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)

  • Bazzi
  • Cardi B
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Lil Pump
  • Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T”
  • Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
  • Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

BEST POP

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” 
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
  • Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
  • P!nk – “What About Us” 
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST HIP HOP

  • Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T”
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 
  • J. Cole – “ATM” 
  • Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” 
  • Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” 

BEST LATIN

  • Daddy Yankee – “Dura” 
  • J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
  • Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” 
  • Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” 
  • Maluma – “Felices los 4” 
  • Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje” 

BEST DANCE

  • Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” 
  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” 
  • The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” 
  • David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
  • Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence”
  • Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” 

BEST ROCK

  • Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
  • Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” 
  • Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” 
  • Linkin Park – “One More Light” 
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” 
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water” 

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” 
  • Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” 
  • Drake – ‘God’s Plan”
  • Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” 
  • Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” 
  • Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” 

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
  • JUNE 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records
  • MAY 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia Records
  • APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records
  • MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez – Island Records
  • FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment
  • JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs – Island Records
  • DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal – Syco Music/Columbia Records
  • NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don’t We – Atlantic Records
  • OCTOBER 2017 – PRETTYMUCH – Syco Music/Columbia Records
  • SEPTEMBER 2017 – SZA – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • AUGUST 2017 – Kacy Hill – Def Jam Recordings
  • JULY 2017 – Khalid – RCA Records
  • JUNE 2017 – Kyle – Atlantic Records
  • MAY 2017 – Noah Cyrus – Records

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION               

  • The Carters – “APES**T” – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday
  • J. Cole – “ATM” –   Art Direction by Miles Mullin
  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” –  Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen
  • SZA – “The Weekend” –  Art Direction by SZA and Solange
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” –  Art Direction by Brett Hess

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” –  Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” –  Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Choreography by Sherrie Silver
  • Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” –  Choreography by Marion Motin
  • Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” –  Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Cinematography by Pau Castejón
  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” –  Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Cinematography by Benoit Debie
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Cinematography by Larkin Seiple
  • Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

BEST DIRECTION

  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Directed by Ricky Saiz
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Directed by Hiro Murai
  • Drake – “God's Plan” –  Directed by Karena Evans
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” –  Directed by Jason Koenig
  • Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” –  Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Directed by Jay Martin

BEST EDITING

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” –  Editing by Jacquelyn London
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Editing by Ernie Gilbert
  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Editing by Deji LaRay
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” –  Editing by Taylor Ward
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” –  Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” –  Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf
  • Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” –  Visual Effects by KPP
  • Eminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” –  Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” –  Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
  • Maroon 5 – “Wait” – Visual Effects by TIMBER
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
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