Beyonce, Adele Lead Nominees for 2016 MTV Video Music Awards — Taylor Swift Snubbed!

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MTV had a blank space, but didn’t write Taylor Swift’s name!

Beyoncé and Adele are the leading nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, with Bey leading all contenders with a career high 11 noms for her visual album Lemonade. The British singer is just behind her with 8 nods for her global smash 25. Also snagging multiple noms for the show — that will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET — are Drake, with 6 for his “Hotline Bling” clip, Ariana Grande (5) and Rihanna (4).

 Taylor Swift Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Taylor Swift Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Swift, however, received zero nominations, a surprising turn of events for the 26-year-old singer, who led the pack of honorees at last year’s ceremony with 10 nominations for “Bad Blood”.

Take a look at the nominations for each category below.

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 feat. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work from Home”
Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work” (Short Version)

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper feat. 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 feat. 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 feat. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

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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” (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)
Drake – “Hotline Bling” (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)
David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)
Adele – “Hello” (Production Designer: Colombe Raby)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)
Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)
Beyoncé – “Sorry” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (Choreographer: FKA Twigs)
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
Coldplay – “Up&Up” (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)
Adele – “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know the Better” (Director: Canada)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)
Adele – “Hello” (Cinematographer: André Turpin)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)
Alesso – “I Wanna Know” (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)
Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
Adele – “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)
Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay – “Up&Up” (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo)
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (VFX Editor: Sam Sneade)
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller)
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK” (VFX Editor: David Smith)

 

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