nominees//2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

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In the midst of the Kanye West/Kim Kardashian/Taylor Swift feud, the former's video at the center of the action, for the controversial song "Famous," ended up a Video of the Year nominee at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, while Swift was completely shut out. Could this be a sign of allegiance?

It was on that stage in 2009 where the original Kanye/Taylor beef began and it will be on that stage where the next chapter is written, no doubt.

Beyonce received a career-best 11 nominations, including a Video of the Year nod for "Formation." Adele followed suit with 8 mentions, most notably for "Hello."

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air LIVE from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at 9PM.

Complete list of nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"FAMOUS"
Kanye West
Director: Kanye West

"FORMATION"
Beyonce
Director: Melina Matsoukas

"HELLO"
Adele
Director: Xavier Dolan

"HOTLINE BLING"
Drake
Director: Director X

"SORRY"
Justin Bieber
Director: Parris Goebel

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

"CHEAP THRILLS"
Sia
Director: Sia, Daniel Askill

"HELLO"
Adele
Director: Xavier Dolan

"HOLD UP"
Beyonce
Director: Jonas Akerlund, Beyonce Knowles Carter

"INTO YOU"
Ariana Grande
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

"WORK"
Rihanna ft. Drake
Director: Director X

BEST MALE VIDEO

"CAN'T FEEL MY FACE"
The Weeknd
Director: Grant Singer

"DON'T"
Bryson Tiller
Director: Alex Nazari, Cris

"FAMOUS"
Kanye West
Director: Kanye West

"HOTLINE BLING"
Drake
Director: Director X

"THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR"
Calvis Harris ft. Rihanna
Director: Emil Nava

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

"ANGELS"
Chance the Rapper ft. Saba
Director: Austin Vesely

"DON'T"
Bryson Tiller
Director: Alex Nazari, Cris

"HOTLINE BLING"
Drake
Director: Director X

"PANDA"
Desiigner
Director: Paul Geusebroek

"WATCH OUT"
2 Chainz
Director: Motion Family

BEST POP VIDEO

"FORMATION"
Beyonce
Director: Melina Matsoukas

"HELLO"
Adele
Director: Xavier Dolan

"INTO YOU"
Ariana Grande
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

"SORRY"
Justin Bieber
Director: Parris Goebel

"WILD THINGS"
Alessia Cara
Director: Aaron A

BEST ROCK VIDEO

"ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME"
Coldplay
Director: Mat Whitecross

"HEATHENS"
Twenty-One Pilots
Director: Andrew Donoho

"IRRESISTIBLE"
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato
Director: Wayne Isham

"MISSING YOU"
All Time Low
Director: Patrick Tracy

"VICTORIOUS"
Panic! At the Disco
Director: Brandon Dermer

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bryson Tiller

DNCE

Desiigner

Lukas Graham

Zara Larsson

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

"DON'T LET ME DOWN"
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Director: Marcus Kuhne

"THE GIRL IS MINE"
99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child, Brandy
Director: Ludovic Zuili, Simon Bouisson

"HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE"
Calvin Harris and Disciples
Director: Emil Nava

"I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA"
Mike Posner
Director: Jon Jon Augustavo

"SUMMERTHING!"
Afrojack
Director: Sam Sneed

BEST COLLABORATION VIDEO

"FREEDOM"
Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar
Director: Beyonce Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph

"LET ME LOVE YOU"
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne
Director: Grant Singer

"THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR"
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
Director: Emil Nava

"WORK"
Rihanna ft. Drake
Director: Director X

"WORK FROM HOME"
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Director: Director X

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

BLUE NEIGHBORHOOD TRILOGY
Troye Sivan

LEMONADE
Beyonce

THE ODYSSEY
Florence + the Machine

PURPOSE: THE MOVEMENT
Justin Bieber

ROYALTY
Chris Brown

For a complete list of nominees, including technical categories, click here

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