MTV Video Music Awards 2016: And The Nominees Are...

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It's that time of year again when we eagerly anticipate some sort of broadcast disaster.

The nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards have been announced, and it's pretty much all about Beyonce (and a little bit about Adele).

Beyonce: Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Kanye West's controversial "Famous" was, of course, nominated.  

Who knows?  Maybe Fergie was right to predict that his and Kim Kardashian's feud with Taylor Swift was one big hoax, and we should expect to see the trio take the stage that night.  Together.  Holding hands.  Laughing.

Let's see who's up for what:

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 ft. Drake, "Work" (short version)

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake, "Hotline Bling"

Bryson Tiller, "Don’t"

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For"

Kanye West, "Famous"

The Weeknd, "Can’t Feel My Face"

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Freedom"

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign, "Work From Home"

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne, "Let Me Love You"

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For"

Rihanna ft. Drake, "Work" (short version)

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Drake, "Hotline Bling"

Desiigner, "Panda"

Bryson Tiller, "Don’t"

Chance The Rapper ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy, "The Girl Is Mine"

Mike Posner, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"

Afrojack, "SummerThing!"

The Chainsmokers ft. 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 ft. 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"

Kim Kardashian in "M.I.L.F. $"

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"

Fans can vote on mtv.com.  The 2016 VMAs will take place at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28, at 9pm ET.

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