2017 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m. According to MTV, this years ceremony will eliminate gendered categories. The Artist of the Year award encapsulates both best female and best male videos. You can vote for your favorite videos here.  Below, we have our picks for the top 10 categories this year.

2017 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

Video of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (our pick)
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 (our pick)
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd

Best New Artist

Kodak Black
Young M.A
Julia Michaels (our pick)
Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration

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

Best Pop

Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (our pick)
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu

Best Hip Hop

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (our pick)
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One

Best Dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (our pick)
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me
Calvin Harris – “My Way
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and – “Cold Water
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone

Best Rock

Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (our pick) 
Green Day – “Bang Bang
Foo Fighters – “Run

Best Direction

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers & the little homies) (our pick)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”  (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”  (Aaron A)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Glenn Michael)

Best Choreography

Kanye West – “Fade”  (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Brian & Scott Nicholson) (our pick)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers)
Sia – “The Greatest” (Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Sean Bankhead)

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