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Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran dominate MTV VMAs 2015 nominations
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Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran dominate MTV VMAs 2015 nominations

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran dominate the nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. 

Swift is up for nine awards, seven for her action-packed promo for 'Bad Blood' and two for her elegant video for 'Blank Space', while Sheeran is up for six, mostly for his tender video for 'Thinking Out Loud'. 

The pair will face competition for Video Of The Year from Mark Ronson, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar, all of whom are nominated in multiple categories themselves. 

The show will be hosted by Miley Cyrus and will take part on August 30th at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

 

The full list for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards is as follows:

 

Video Of The Year

Beyoncé – ‘7/11’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’

 

Best Male Video

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’

The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’

Nick Jonas – ‘Chains’

 

 

Best Female Video

Beyoncé – ‘7/11'

Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’

Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’

Sia – ‘Elastic Heart’

Ellie Goulding – ‘Love Me Like You Do’

 

Best Hip Hop Video

Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’

Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – ‘See You Again’

Big Sean ft. E-40 – ‘I Don’t F–k With You’

 

Best Pop Video

Beyoncé – ‘7/11'

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Maroon 5 – ‘Sugar’

 

Best Rock Video

Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’

Fall Out Boy – ‘Uma Thurman’

Florence + the Machine – ‘Ship To Wreck’

Walk the Moon – ‘Shut Up and Dance’

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’

 

Artist To Watch

Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’

Vance Joy – ‘Riptide’

George Ezra – ‘Budapest’

James Bay – ‘Hold Back The River’

FKA Twigs – ‘Pendulum’

 

Best Collaboration

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – ‘See You Again’

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – ‘Love Me Harder’

Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’

 

Video With A Social Message

Jennifer Hudson – ‘I Still Love You’

Colbie Caillat – ‘Try’

Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – ‘One Man Can Change the World’

Rihanna – ‘American Oxygen’

Wale – ‘The White Shoes’

 

Best Art Driection

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ (Charles Infante)

Snoop Dogg – ‘So Many Pros’ (Jason Fijal)

Jack White – ‘Would You Fight For My Love’ (Jeff Peterson)

The Chemical Brothers – ‘Go’ (Michel Gondry)

Skrillex & Diplo – ‘Where Are U Now’ with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

 

Best Choreography

Beyoncé – ‘7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)

OK Go – ‘I Won’t Let You Down’ (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Chet Faker – ‘Gold’ (Ryan Heffington)

Ed Sheeran – ‘Don’t’ (Nappy Tabs)

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’ (Keone and Mari Madrid)

 

Best Cinematography

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’ (Larkin Sieple)

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’ (Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ (Christopher Probst)

FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’ (Justin Brown)

Alt-J – ‘Left Hand Free’ (Mike Simpson)

 

Best Direction

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ (Joseph Kahn)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’ (Cameron Duddy)

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’ (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)

Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’ (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson)

Childish Gambino – ‘Sober’ (Hiro Murai)

 

Best Editing

Beyoncé – ‘7/11″ 

Ed Sheeran – ‘Don’t’ 

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ 

A$AP Rocky – ‘L$D’ 

Skrillex & Diplo ‘Where Are U Now’ with Justin Bieber 

 

Best Visual Effects

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ 

FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’ 

Childish Gambino – ‘Telegraph Ave.’ 

Skrillex & Diplo ‘Where Are U Now’ with Justin Bieber 

Tyler, The Creator – ‘F****** Young/Death Camp’ 

 

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