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MAIN Arrow to Pop Culture Pop Culture Arrow to MTV VMA Awards2017 MTV Video Music Awards

2017 mtv vmasMusic fans around the world can look forward to another exciting ceremony that honors the top music videos of the past year -- when the annual MTV Video Music Awards airs live on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 8PM ET on (where else?) MTV.

New this year? After a stint at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the MTV VMAs come back to the West Coast when it airs live from the Forum in Inglewood.

2017 marks the 34th anniversary of the VMA's which traditionally airs in Canada (mtv.ca), Australia (mtv.com.au) the UK (mtv.co.uk) and in more than 150 countries internationally for a music celebration of global proportions.

Nominees (see below) were announced on July 25th. Leading the pack this year are Kendrick Lamar who earned he most nominations with eight, followed by Katy Perry and the Weeknd, both with five nods apiece.

Nominees for song of the summer, to be voted on in social media, will be announced at a later date.

Hosting this year's ceremony will be singer Katy Perry, who is up for five VMAs for "Chained to the Rhythm." Performing live on the big night will be Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, and 30 Seconds To Mars.

Pink, the recipient of the 2017 Video Vanguard Award, will also give a special performance.

Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates including the ultimate winners as they are announced at the 2017 MTV VMAs.


Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to Chiff.com.


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MTV Video Music Awards - The official site with complete list of this year's nominees, winners, presenters and performers, photo galleries and video clips.

MTV Video Music Awards - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with a complete history of the awards, hyperlinks to lists of winners by year dating back to 1984, and related resources.




2017 MTV VMA Nominees

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”  
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” 
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”  

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar 
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA  
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION 
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez  – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”  
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”  
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” 

BEST POP 
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”  
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

BEST HIP HOP 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”  
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST DANCE 
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way” 
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” 

BEST ROCK 
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” 
Fall Out Boy – “Young and Menace” 
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” 
Green Day – “Bang Bang” 
Foo Fighters – “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM 
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” 
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” 
Big Sean – “Light” 
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” 
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend – “Surefire” 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” 
Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill” 
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” 
Halsey – “Now or Never”

BEST DIRECTION 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST ART DIRECTION 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” 
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” 
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” 
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” 
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm” 
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times” 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 
Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side” 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
Sia – “The Greatest” 
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

BEST EDITING 
Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light” 
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder” 

 

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