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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 $ign 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) 

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