Taylor Swift Leads the Way with Nine Nods for MTV Video Music Awards

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Taylor Swift leads the way in nominations for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with nine nods, including Best Female Video for Blank Space, while her star-studded promo for Bad Blood has landed seven mentions, including Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Direction for Joseph Khan, and Best Visual Effects. She responded via twitter to express her excitement. Ed Sheeran is close behind with six nominations – his Thinking Out Loud garnering him recognition for Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Pop Video, while Beyonce will be another star to beat after earning five nominations, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. He too took to Twitter to say “fanks.”   Other Video of the Year contenders are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk and Kendrick Lamar for Alright, while Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa have all nabbed VMA nominations, too.   Miley Cyrus will host the 2015 MTV VMAs at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015.   The full list of nominations is: Video Of The Year: Beyonce, 7/11 Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk Kendrick Lamar, Alright Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk Kendrick Lamar, Alright The Weeknd, Earned It Nick Jonas, Chains Best Female Video: Beyonce, 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 featuring Charlie Puth, See You Again Big Sean featuring E-40, IDFWU Best Pop Video: Beyonce, 7/11 Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud Taylor Swift, Blank Space Mark Ronson featuring 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 featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk Wiz Khalifa featuring 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 featuring Kanye West and John Legend, One Man Can Change the World Rihanna, American Oxygen Wale, The White Shoes Best Art Direction: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood Snoop Dogg, So Many Pros Jack White, Would You Fight For My Love The Chemical Brothers, Go Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are U Now with Justin Bieber Best Choreography: Beyonce, 7/11 OK Go, I Won’t Let You Down Chet Faker, Gold Ed Sheeran, Don’t Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, Never Catch Me Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, Never Catch Me Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood FKA Twigs, Two Weeks Alt-J, Left Hand Free Best Direction: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk Kendrick Lamar, Alright Hozier, Take Me To Church Childish Gambino, Sober Best Editing: Beyonce, 7/11 Ed Sheeran, Don’t Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood A$AP Rocky, L$D Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are U Now with Justin Bieber Best Visual Effects: Taylor Swift featuring 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**king Young/Death Camp.

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