MTV VMA Nominations: Who Should Win, and Who Will

MTV VMA Nominations: Who Should Win, and Who Will

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are in. While Beyoncé is likely to sweep the ceremony, there are always a few surprises—here are our predictions for who deserves to take home the most moon men, and who will

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are in. While Beyoncé is likely to sweep the ceremony, there are always a few surprises—here are our predictions for who deserves to take home the most moon men, and who will

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Should win: Beyoncé – “Formation”

Will win: Adele - “Hello”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Should win, will win: Beyoncé – “Hold Up” 

Adele – “Hello”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

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

BEST MALE VIDEO

Should win: Kanye West – “Famous”

Will win: Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

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

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST COLLABORATION

Should win, will win: Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

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”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Should win, will win: Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Chance The Rapper ft. Saba – “Angels”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

BEST POP VIDEO

Should win: Beyoncé – “Formation”

Will win: Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Adele – “Hello”

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Will win, should win: Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

All Time Low – “Missing You”

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Should win, will win: The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

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!”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Should win, will win: Beyoncé – Lemonade 

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST 

Should win: Desiigner

Will win: DNCE

Bryson Tiller

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

BEST ART DIRECTION

Should win, will win: Adele – “Hello” (Production Designer: Colombe Raby)

Beyoncé – “Hold Up” (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)

Drake – “Hotline Bling” (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)

David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Should win: FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (Choreographer: FKA Twigs)

Will win: Beyoncé – “Sorry” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)

BEST DIRECTION

Should win, will win: David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)

 Beyoncé – “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)

Adele – “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)

Coldplay – “Up&Up” (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better” (Director: Canada)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Should win, will win: Beyoncé – “Formation” (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)

Adele – “Hello” (Cinematographer: André Turpin)

Alesso – “I Wanna Know” (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)

Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)

BEST EDITING

Should win: Beyoncé – “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)

Will win: Adele – “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)

Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Should win: FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo)

Will win: Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (VFX Editor: Sam Sneade)

Coldplay – “Up&Up” (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller)

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK” (VFX Editor: David Smith)

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 28, 2016.

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