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Your Guide to the 2015 MTV VMAs!

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015. Miley Cyrus, who turned heads with her performance at the 2013 VMAs will be hosting the event. The show will also include performances from Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd with appearances from Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. Taylor Swift currently leads the tally with a total of 10 nominations, including a nomination for Video of the Year for Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar. Swift is also premiering the video for her new single Wildest Dreams at the VMAs’ Pre-show. The VMAs will air on MTV on August 30, 2015 at 9/8c p.m. The pre-show will air an hour before on MTV at 8/7c p.m.

Here is the full list of presenters:

Pre-show

  • Kelly Osbourne and Sway — hosts
  • Awkwafina, Carly Aquilino, and Neasa Diab — red carpet correspondents

Main event

  • Britney Spears
  • Emily Ratajkowski
  • Ice Cube with O’Shea Jackson Jr.
  • Jared Leto
  • John Legend
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Miguel
  • Ne-Yo
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Rita Ora
  • Selena Gomez
  • Serayah and Jussie Smollet
  • Taylor Swift

Here is a full list of performers:

Pre-show:

  • Nick Jonas, Levels
  • Walk the Moon, Shut Up and Dance

Main event:

  • Nicki Minaj, Trini Dem Gurls
  • The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face
  • Pharrell Williams, Freedom
  • Tori Kelly, Should’ve Been Us
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Downtown
  • Demi Lovato, Cool For the Summer
  • Justin Bieber, What Do You Mean? 
  • Twenty One Pilots with A$ASP Rocky, Stressed Out

Kanye West is set to receive the legendary Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the ceremony, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé are rumored to take the stage with him.

Here is a full list of this year’s nominees:

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, “IDFWU”

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 DIRECTION:

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” (Bruno Mars and 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” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky, “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino, “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Tyler, The Creator, “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

SONG OF SUMMER:

5 Seconds of Summer,”She’s Kinda Hot”
Fifth Harmony, “Worth It”
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber
Demi Lovato, “Cool for the Summer”
Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky, “Good for You”
Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”
David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, “Hey Mama”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
Fetty Wrap, “My Way”
Major Lazer, “Lean On”
Silento, “Watch Me”
OMI, “Cheerleader”

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