Sony artists nominated for MTV VMAs 2016

The nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards were announced last night (26th July 2016) and saw a whole host of Sony artists nominated across the seventeen categories.  

Beyoncé leads the way with a total of eleven nominations, including the coveted VMA Video of the Year award, plus Best Female Video and Best Long Form Video for her visual album ‘Lemonade’.  

The late David Bowie’s ‘Black Star’ video has been nominated for Best Direction, whilst his video for ‘Lazarus’ has been nominated for Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.  
 
Up-and-coming Black Butter artist Zara Larsson and RCA’s Bryson Tiller have both been nominated for Best New Artist. Tiller’s video for ‘Don’t’ is also nominated for Best Hip Hop Video.  

99 Souls’ ‘The Girl Is Mine’ received a nomination in the Best Electronic Video category alongside The Chainsmokers’ ‘Don’t Let Me Down ft. Daya’ and Calvin Harris’ ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. Calvin Harris also received two further nominations for his huge collaborative hit with Rihanna, ‘This Is What You Came For’, in the Best Male Video and Best Collaboration categories.  



‘Work From Home’ by Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla Sign has been nominated for Best Collaboration whilst Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ video is up for Best Female Video and ZAYN’s debut video for hit single ‘Pillowtalk’ is up for Best Visual Effects.  

The MTV VMAs will take place on Sunday 29th August at New York’s Madison Square Gardens.
        
The full list of Sony Nominees:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “Formation”  

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”  

BEST MALE VIDEO
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”  

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”  

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
 
BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “Formation”  

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”  

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Beyoncé – Lemonade
Chris Brown – Royalty  

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bryson Tiller
Zara Larsson  

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES
 
BEST ART DIRECTION
Beyoncé – “Hold Up” (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)
David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)  

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)
Beyoncé – “Sorry” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
 
BEST DIRECTION
Beyoncé – “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)  

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK” (VFX)