MTV VMAs 2017 Are Being Praised For Changing Their Categories As The Nominations Are Revealed

26 July 2017, 08:20

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MTV have taken away gender specific categories for this year's VMAs and fans are here, for, it!

The likes of Best Male and Best Female have been scrapped in favour for Best Artist.

It's not the first time MTV have made such a move as earlier this year they dropped genders from the Movie & TV Awards with Emma Watson & Millie Bobby Brown both winning Best Actor. 

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This year Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar will go up against Ariana Grande and Lorde for best artist and Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' is up against Harry Styles' 'Sign Of The Times' in the Best Pop category, which also features Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.

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


Best new artist


Kodak Black


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

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 and 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 M0 - 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

Best cinematography

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Cinematographer: Scott Cunningham

Imagine Dragons - Thunder - Cinematographer: Matthew Wise

Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill - Cinematographer: Steve Annis

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak - Cinematographer: David Proctor

Halsey - Now Or Never - Cinematographer: Kristof Brandl

Best direction

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Directors: Dave Meyers, The Little Homies

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm - Director: Mathew Cullen

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic - Directors: Cameron Duddy, Bruno Mars

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful - Director: Aaron A

The Weeknd - Reminder - Director: Glenn Michael

Best art direction

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Production designer: Spencer Graves

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic - Production designer: Alex Delgado

Katy Perry ft. Migos - Bon Appetit - Production designer: Natalie Groce

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts - Production designer: Damian Fyffe

The Weeknd - Reminder - Production designers: Lamar C Taylor and Christo Anesti

Best visual effects

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Company: Timber - Lead: Jonah Hall

A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation - Company: Bemo - Lead: Brandon Hirzel

KYLE ft. Lil Yachty - iSpy - Company: Gloria FX - Leads: Max Colt and Tomash Kuzmytskyi

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm - Company: MIRADA

Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times - Company: ONE MORE - Lead: Cedric Nivoliez

Best choreography

Kanye West - Fade - Choreographers: Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze and Derek 'Bentley' Watkins

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - Side To Side - Choreographers: Brian and Scott Nicholson

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Choreographer: Dave Meyers

Sia - The Greatest - Choreographer: Ryan Heffington

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down - Choreographer: Sean Bankhead

Best editing

Future - Mask Off - Editor: Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean - Editors: Ryan Staake, Eric Degliomini

Lorde - Green Light - Editor: Nate Gross of Exile Edit

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer - Editor: Jennifer Kennedy

The Weeknd - Reminder - Editor: Red Barbaza


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