The MTV Video Music Award Nominees Have Been Announced—See Who Made the Cut

Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Katy Perry lead the list.

Kendrick Lamar
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The nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards are out, announced for the first time via an "elite squad of Instagram stars" on Insta Live, because why not?

Kendrick Lamar scored the most nominations of the year with eight nods for his video "Humble," while Katy Perry and The Weeknd are tied in second place with five nominations each. From today, fans can vote across eight VMA categories, including Artist Of The Year, Video Of The Year, Best Collaboration, and more.

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Following the elimination of gendered categories at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards, the VMAs will follow suit and combine Best Female Video and Best Male Video into a single category. The Best Fight Against The System category, which debuted at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in May as a celebration of projects that inspire viewers to fight injustice, is also included here.

The 2017 MTV VMAs will air live on Sunday, August 27 at 8pm ET/PT. Read the full list of nominees below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)

BEST COLLABORATION

BEST POP

BEST HIP HOP

BEST DANCE

BEST ROCK

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST DIRECTION

BEST ART DIRECTION

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BEST EDITING

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Emma Dibdin
Emma Dibdin

Emma Dibdin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles who writes about culture, mental health, and true crime. She loves owls, hates cilantro, and can find the queer subtext in literally anything.