Here Are Our Favorites From The MTV VMA 2018 Nominations!



The full list of MTV VMA nominees are out and we picked out our faves from the list!

On August 20, the MVT Video Music Awards will take place in New York City. And just today, we finally got the complete list of nominees! It just got more excited as we see our ultimate faces battling on various categories. From new mom, Cardi B to the Carters and Childish Gambino—this year’s VMA’s is going to be exciting!
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And as we go through the nominees, we already picked out our faves that leads the pack in every category. Check out the complete list below and our top picks among them!


Video of the Year

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande
“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars (feat. Cardi B)
“Havana” by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
“APES**T” by The Carters
“This Is America” by Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” by Drake

As much as love all the other music videos, the thought-provoking, mindblowing M/V of “This Is America” won our hearts!


Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

This one’s hard but it’s safe to pick this one out since “God Is A Woman” after all.


Song of the Year

“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars (feat. Cardi B)
“Havana” by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
“God’s Plan” by Drake
“New Rules” by Dua Lipa
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
“rockstar” by Post Malone (feat. 21 Savage)

We still can’t stop jamming to Dua Lipa’s “New Rules”!


Best New Artist

Bazzi
Cardi B
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

Our queen from the Bronx has got to be it.


Best Collaboration

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

King and Queen, TBH.


Best Pop Video

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande
“Havana” by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
“Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
“What About Us” by P!nk
“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

A classic drama and Camila Cabello’s vocals in one video? Couldn’t ask for more!


Best Hip Hop Video

“Bartier Cardi” by Cardi B (feat. 21 Savage)
“APES**T” by The Carters
“God’s Plan” by Drake
“ATM” by J. Cole
“Walk It Talk It” by Migos (feat. Drake)
“Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj

Less than a million dollar budget? Yes, that’s Drake’s.


Best Dance Video

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

One of Avicii’s last works, “Lonely Together” has got to take it home.


Best Latin Video

“Dura” by Daddy Yankee
“Mi Gente” by J Balvin (feat. Willy William)
“Dinero” by Jennifer Lopez (feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B)
“Échame La Culpa” by Luis Fonsi (feat. Demi Lovato)
“Felices los 4” by Maluma
“Chantaje” by Shakira(feat.Maluma)

This song got the whole world dancing!


Best Rock Video

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

Brendon fighting in his tux? It’s simply blood-splattering good!


Video With a Message

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino
“Liberated” by Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges
“God’s Plan” by Drake
“PYNK” by Janelle Monáe
“Gatekeeper”by Jessie Reyez
“1-800-273-8255” by Logic (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)

Childish Gambino wins this one but Logic’s track deserves the recognition as well!


Best Cinematography

“Growing Pains” by Alessia Cara
“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande
“APES**T” by The Carters
“This Is America” by Childish Gambino
“River” by Eminem (feat. Ed Sheeran)
“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendez

The effectiveness of the music video simply makes it more personal. It has got to be Eminem and Ed.


Best Direction

“APES**T” by The Carters
“This Is America” by Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” by Drake
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
“Say Something” by Justin Timberlake (feat. Chris Stapleton)
“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

The ending gets us every time!


Best Art Direction

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

One word: “aesthetic”.


Best Visual Effects

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande
“Lonely Together” by Avicii ft. Rita Ora
“Walk On Water” by Eminem (feat. Beyoncé)
“All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Wait” by Maroon 5
“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift

Tell us we’re not the only one who got their devices flipping and turning!


Best Choreography

“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars (feat. Cardi B)
“Havana” by Camila Cabello (feat.Young Thug)
“APES**T” by The Carters
“This Is America” by Childish Gambino
“IDGAF” by Dua Lipa
“Filthy” by Justin Timberlake

Bruno Mars makes it look so easy!


Best Editing

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

We see Rihanna, we pick.


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