2018 MTV VMAs: Nominees


The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are returning to New York City this year, airing live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, August 20. MTV announced the nominees for the 2018 Video Music Awards via IGTV on Instagram. Cardi B received the most nominations with 10 and was followed by Jay Z and Beyoncé's collaboration The Carters with eight. The categories this year are all gender-neutral. This year Jennifer Lopez will be the recipient of MTV’s Video Vanguard Award. No host has been named as of yet, however fans can vote online now for eight of the categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Best New Artist at until Friday, August 10.

Here are all of the nominees.

Video of the Year: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Drake – “God's Plan”

Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande Bruno Mars Camila Cabello Cardi B Drake Post Malone

Song of the Year: Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] Drake – “God's Plan” Dua Lipa – “New Rules” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist: Bazzi Cardi B Chloe x Halle Hayley Kiyoko Lil Pump Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration: Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] The Carters – “APES**T” Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B] Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid] N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” P!nk – “What About Us” Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip Hop Video: Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” [ft. 21 Savage] The Carters – “APES**T” Drake – “God's Plan” J. Cole – “ATM” Migos – “Walk It Talk It” [ft. Drake] Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video: Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora] Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” Marshmello – “Silence” [ft. Khalid] Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video: Daddy Yankee – “Dura” J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William] Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B] Luis Fonsi – “Échame La Culpa” [ft. Demi Lovato] Maluma – “Felices los 4” Shakira – “Chantaje” [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy – “Champion” Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” Linkin Park – “One More Light” Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

Video With a Message: Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” Drake – “God’s Plan” Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography: Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Eminem – “River” [ft. Ed Sheeran] Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Direction: The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Drake – “God's Plan” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” Justin Timberlake – “Say Something” [ft. Chris Stapleton] Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction: The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” J. Cole – “ATM” Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” SZA – “The Weekend” Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” Eminem – “Walk On Water” [ft. Beyoncé] Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” Maroon 5 – “Wait” Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography: Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing: Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna] Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year: July 2018 – Chloe x Halle June 2018 – Sigrid May 2018 – Lil Xan April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko March 2018 – Jessie Reyez February 2018 – Tee Grizzley January 2018 – Bishop Briggs December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal November 2017 – Why Don’t We October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH September 2017 – SZA August 2017 – Kacy Hill July 2017 – Khalid June 2017 – Kyle May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

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