The MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records)
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam)
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
  • Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
  • Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records)
  • Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
  • The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records)
  • Lorde (Republic Records)

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)

  • Khalid (RCA Records)
  • Kodak Black (Atlantic Records)
  • SZA (TDE/RCA Records)
  • Young M.A (3D)
  • Julia Michaels (Republic Records)
  • Noah Cyrus (Records)

BEST COLLABORATION

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

BEST POP

  • Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records)
  • Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records)
  • Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records)
  • Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records)

BEST HIP HOP

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
  • Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam)
  • Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC)
  • D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)
  • Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment)
  • DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One” (Epic Records/We The Best)

BEST DANCE

  • Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope)
  • Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me” (Ultra/Interscope)
  • Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records)
  • Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and Mø – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent)
  • Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records)

BEST ROCK

  • Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
  • Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace” (Island)
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
  • Green Day – “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)
  • Foo Fighters – “Run” (RCA Records)

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham)
  • Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) (Matthew Wise)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) (Steve Annis)
  • DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (Mass Appeal Records LLC) (David Proctor)
  • Halsey – “Now or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol) (Kristof Brandl)

BEST DIRECTION

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
  • Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen)
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) (Aaron A)
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael)

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves)
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado)
  • Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce)
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe)
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
  • A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
  • KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
  • Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA)
  • Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
  • Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers)
  • Sia – “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington)
  • Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead)

BEST EDITING

  • Future – “Mask Off” (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
  • Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
  • Lorde – “Green Light” (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy)
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)