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MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Sia, Rihanna, and the Weeknd also earned nods

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016’s Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for her Emmy-nominated visual for LemonadeAdele looks to be another favorite — the 25 singer scored herself eight nominations. Other hopefuls include Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Drake, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Sia, Rihanna, the Weeknd, and more.

The nominees for the night’s biggest Moonman, Video of the Year, are Adele’s “Hello,” Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” and Kanye West’s “Famous.” (Which begs the question: If West wins for “Famous,” does that give Taylor Swift license to interrupt his acceptance speech?)

The 2016 MTV VMAs will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the full list of nominees below.

Video of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Kanye West, “Famous”

Best Female Video
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Hold Up”
Sia, “Cheap Thrills”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”

Best Male Video
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Kanye West, “Famous”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”
Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne, “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper feat. Saba, “Angels”
2 Chainz, “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Alessia Cara, “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Rock Video
All Time Low, “Missing You”
Coldplay, “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy feat. Demi Lovato, “Irresistible”
twenty one pilots, “Heathens”
Panic! At The Disco, “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
99 Souls feat. Destiny’s Child & Brandy, “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
Afrojack, “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long-Form Video

Florence + The Machine, The Odyssey
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Justin Bieber, PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown, Royalty
Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé, “Hold Up”
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Adele, “Hello”

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell, “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé, “Sorry”
FKA twigs, “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine, “Delilah”

Best Direction
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Coldplay, “Up&Up”
Adele, “Hello”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Tame Impala, “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Adele, “Hello”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Alesso, “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Adele, “Hello”
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Visual Effects
Coldplay, “Up&Up”
FKA twigs, “M3LL155X”
Adele, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn, “PILLOWTALK”