Rapper Kendrick Lamar Leads 2017 MTV VMAs Nominations

Rapper Kendrick Lamar Leads 2017 MTV VMAs Nominations

Rapper Kendrick Lamar Leads 2017 MTV VMAs Nominations

It’s another year of picking the best music videos on the planet and Kungfu Kenny seems to be in lead position for major honors. 

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards just made it a lot harder for Kendrick Lamar to stay humble. Announced Tuesday morning on Instagram Live, Lamar and the video for “Humble” scored the most nominations with eight, followed by Katy Perry and the Weeknd, both nabbing five apiece. 

This year’s award show has done away with gendered categories, such as best female video and best male video, and combined them for the all-encompassing artist of the year award. As well, the best fight against the system category has been added to celebrate videos that shine a light on social injustices, including Logic, Big Sean, Alessia Cara, John Legend and others among its nominees. 

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards air on MTV Sunday, August 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Peep the list of nominees below.


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
 

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”  

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

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

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde


BEST NEW ARTIST

Khalid

Kodak Black

SZA  

Young M.A

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus


BEST COLLABORATION
 

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

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D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”  

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”

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”  

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”  

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”


BEST DANCE
 

Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”

Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”

Calvin Harris – “My Way” 

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “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” 

Green Day – “Bang Bang” 

Foo Fighters – “Run”


BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
 

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” 

The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” 

Big Sean – “Light” 

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” 

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”

John Legend – “Surefire” 

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
 

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” 

Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill” 

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” 

Halsey – “Now or Never”


BEST DIRECTION
 

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” 

The Weeknd – “Reminder”


BEST ART DIRECTION
 

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” 

Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” 

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 

The Weeknd – “Reminder”


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
 

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 

A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” 

KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” 

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm” 

Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”  


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
 

Kanye West – “Fade”

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side” 

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 

Sia – “The Greatest” 

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”


BEST EDITING 

Future – “Mask Off”

Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”

Lorde – “Green Light” 

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”

The Weeknd – “Reminder” 

Watch Kendrick’s Humble music video below 

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