The nominees for the 2017 MTV VMAs are here

The nominees for the 2017 MTV VMAs are here, Kendrick leads the pack

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The nominees for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were unveiled on Tuesday (July 25) via Instagram Live, an award show first.

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight nominations in categories like Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop and Best Cinematography. Pop princess Katy Perry and Canadian R&B luminary The Weeknd are tied for second with five nominations each.

The 2017 Video Music Awards go down August 27 at 5 p.m. PST at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Check out the nominees below.

 

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 f. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”

DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”

The Chainsmokers f. Halsey – “Closer”

Calvin Harris f. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”

Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

 

BEST HIP HOP

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Big Sean – “Bounce Back”

Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”

D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”

Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”

DJ Khaled f. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

 

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 f. 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 f. 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 f. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”

Katy Perry f. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”

Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Kanye West – “Fade”

Ariana Grande f. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side”

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Sia – “The Greatest”

Fifth Harmony f. Gucci Mane – “Down”

 

BEST EDITING

Future – “Mask Off”

Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”

Lorde – “Green Light”

The Chainsmokers f. Halsey – “Closer”

The Weeknd – “Reminder”

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