Beyonce Dominates 2014 MTV VMA Nominations With Eight Nods

Iggy Azalea, Eminem both up for seven awards at August 24 event

MTV VMA Nominations Nominees Beyonce
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Considering she put out a video for every track on her Essential self-titled album, it's no surprise that Beyoncé is poised to rule the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. That's not to say she doesn't deserve the eight nods she received this morning — the clips were pretty fantastic, especially the steamy one for "Drunk in Love," which is up for Video of the Year. Bey also received nominations for the strip-club-set "Partition," which won't make Bill O'Reilly happy, and the self-affirming "Pretty Hurts."

The nominees, which were announced via Snapchat earlier today, are then led by Iggy Azalea and Eminem, with seven apiece. Azalea's up for her breakthrough, Clueless-remaking "Fancy," while Em could take home some moonman statues for "Rap God," "Berzerk," and his Rihanna collaboration, "The Monster." Other multiple nominees include Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, and Sia.

The 2014 VMAs will take place August 24 at 9 p.m. ET from the Forum in Inglewood, California. The full nomination list is below.

Video of the Year
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z - "Drunk In Love"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – "Fancy"
Pharrell Williams - "Happy"
Sia - "Chandelier"
Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell - "Sing"
Pharrell Williams - "Happy"
John Legend - "All Of Me"
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Eminem ft. Rihanna - "Monster"

Best Female Video
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - "Dark Horse"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy"
Beyoncé - "Partition"
Lorde - "Royals"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Eminem - "Bezerk"
Drake ft. Majid Jordan - "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Childish Gambino - "3005"
Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"
Wiz Khalifa - "We Dem Boyz"

Best Pop Video
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy"
Pharrell Williams - "Happy"
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz - "Talk Dirty"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - "Wake Me Up"

Best Rock Video
Linkin Park - "Until It's Gone"
Imagine Dragons - "Demons"
Arctic Monkeys - "Do I Wanna Know"
The Black Keys - "Fever"
Lorde - "Royals"

Best Video With a Social Message
Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"
Angel Haze ft. SIA - "Battle Cry"
Avicii - "Hey Brother"
J. Cole ft. TLC - "Crooked Smile"
Kelly Rowland - "Dirty Laundry"
David Guetta f/ Mikky Ekko - "One Voice"

Best New Artist (a.k.a MTV Artist to Watch)
Charli XCX - "Boom Clap"
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
5 Seconds of Summer -"She Looks So Perfect"
Schoolboy Q - "Man Of The Year"
Fifth Harmony - "Miss Movin On"

Best Collaboration
Eminem ft. Rihanna - "Monster"
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z - "Drunk In Love"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha - "Timber"
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga - "Loyal"
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - "Dark Horse"

Best Choreography
Sia - "Chandelier"
Beyoncé - "Partition"
Usher - "Good Kisser"
Michael Jackson f/Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good"
Jason Derulo f/2Chainz - "Talk Dirty"
KIESZA - "Hideaway"

Best Editing
Eminem - "Rap God"
MGMT - "Your Life is a Lie"
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams -"Stay the Night"
Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"
Fitz and The Tantrums - "The Walker"

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars - "City of Angels"
Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"
Arcade Fire - "Afterlife"
Gesaffelstein - "Hate or Glory"
Lana Del Rey - "West Coast"

Best Direction
OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"
Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"
Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"
Eminem ft. Rihanna - "The Monster"

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy"
Eminem - "Rap God"
Tyler, The Creator - "Tamale"

MTV Clubland Award
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams - "Stay the Night"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"
Calvin Harris - "Summer"
Martin Garrix - "Animal"
Disclosure - "Grab Her!"

Best Visual Effects
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"
OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall"
Disclosure - "Grab Her!"
Eminem - "Rap God"
Jack White - "Lazaretto"

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