The 2016 MTV Video Music Award Nominations List Is Here & Of Course Beyonce Is Killing It

One of the most anticipated ceremonies of the year is undoubtedly MTV's Video Music Awards. Some of the most iconic moments in pop culture history have happened at the VMAs, from Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech in 2009 to Miley Cyrus's risqué duet with Robin Thicke in 2013 when he wore what looked like a Beetlejuice outfit to Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj having bad blood in 2015. Needless to say, everyone's excited to watch this year's ceremony, and, if you weren't already, you will be once you've seen the nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Leading the nominations, and in an awesome career best, Beyoncé has a total of 11 nominations for videos from Lemonade, her ground-breaking visual album. Meanwhile, Adele has an impressive eight nominations, seven of which are for the "Hello" music video alone. Endlessly referenced, and often parodied, it's no surprise that "Hello" is nominated for so many awards, especially as it's been watched on YouTube 1,649,084,179 times to date.

The "Video Of The Year" award looks to be a fierce contest between some of the most impressive music videos from the past year. Pitting Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Adele, Drake, and Beyoncé against each other guarantees that the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will be an incredible night. The show will air live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 pm ET, and it really can't come soon enough.

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Let the battle commence.

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

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

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

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

Kanye West – “Famous”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST COLLABORATION

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”

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

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Chance The Rapper – “Angels”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low – “Missing You”

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

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!”

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Adele – “Hello”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”

Beyoncé – “Sorry”

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

Adele – “Hello”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Adele – “Hello”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Adele – “Hello”

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

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