Beyonce, Adele Lead 2016 VMA Nominations

11:15 AM 7/26/2016

by THR Staff

The annual awards show airs live from New York's Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28.

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Beyonce turned her Lemonade visual album into 11 MTV Video Music Award nominations, a career-best for the pop superstar, it was announced Tuesday.

Adele scored the second-most nominations for the 2016 VMAs, with the British singer up for eight awards, including seven for the clip for her single "Hello."

That video and Beyonce's "Formation" clip will vie for video of the year honors with Drake's "Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Kanye West's much-discussed "Famous" video, which is also up for best male video.

The video of the year nominees are the subject of a panoramic mural at the First Street Green Art Park in New York's East Village, which was unveiled as part of Tuesday's announcement. The mural was created by BD White, John Paul Ogrodnick (JPO), Damien Mitchell, Marc Evan, Resa, BKFoxx, Queen Andrea, Hektad, Giz, Such and Poem One.

Starting today, fans can vote for video of the year, best male video, best female video, breakthrough long form video and best new artist, presented by Taco Bell. Best new artist voting will remain live through the VMA pre-show, airing at 8 p.m. ET, with the top two artists revealed during the pre-show, kicking off a live hashtag vote before the winner is announced during the awards show. This year fans can also vote for the best new artist winner via Facebook Messenger, starting Aug. 15.

Nominees for socially voted category, best song of the summer, will be announced later.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New York's Madison Square Garden, a first, on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

  • Video of the Year

    Courtesy of Tidal

    Adele – “Hello”
    Director: Xavier Dolan

    Beyoncé – “Formation”
    Director: Melina Matsoukas

    Drake – “Hotline Bling”
    Director: Director X

    Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
    Director: Parris Goebel

    Kanye West – “Famous”
    Director: Kanye West

  • Best Female Video

    Courtesy of VEVO

    Adele – “Hello”
    Director: Xavier Dolan

    Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
    Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

    Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
    Director: Lior Molcho

    Ariana Grande – “Into You”
    Director: Hannah Lux Davis

    Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
    Director: Director X

  • Best Male Video

    Courtesy of Subject/YouTube

    Drake – “Hotline Bling”
    Director: Director X

    Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
    Director: Cris

    Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
    Director: Emil Nava

    Kanye West – “Famous”
    Director: Kanye West

    The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
    Director: Grant Singer

  • Best Collaboration

    Screengrab/RihannaVEVO

    Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
    Director:  Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph

    Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
    Director: Director X

    Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
    Director: Grant Singer

    Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
    Director: Emil Nava

    Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
    Director: Director X

  • Best Hip Hop Video

    Screengrab/DesiignerVEVO

    Drake – “Hotline Bling”
    Director: Director X

    Desiigner – “Panda”
    Director: Paul Geusebroek

    Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
    Director: Cris

    Chance The Rapper – “Angels”
    Director: Austin Vesely

    2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
    Director: Motion Family

  • Best Pop Video

    Screengrab/Beyonce

    Adele – “Hello”
    Director: Xavier Dolan

    Beyoncé – “Formation”
    Director: Melina Matsoukas

    Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
    Director: Parris Goebel

    Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
    Director: Aaron A

    Ariana Grande – “Into You”
    Director: Hannah Lux Davis

  • Best Rock Video

    Screengrab/Coldplay Official

    All Time Low – “Missing You”
    Director: Patrick Tracy

    Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
    Director: Mat Whitecross

    Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
    Director: Wayne Isham

    twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
    Director: Andrew Donoho

    Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”
    Director: Brandon Dermer

  • Best Electronic Video

    Screengrab/CalvinHarrisVEVO

    Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
    Director: Emil Nava

    99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
    Director: Ludovic Zuili, Simon Bouisson

    Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
    Director: Jon Jon Augustavo

    Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
    Director: Sam Sneed

    The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
    Director: Marcus Kuhne

  • Breakthrough Long Form Video

    Courtesy of Tidal

    Beyonce – Lemonade (WINNER)

    Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

    Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

    Chris Brown – Royalty

    Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

  • Best New Artist

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    Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

    Bryson Tiller

    Desiigner

    Zara Larsson

    Lukas Graham

    DNCE

  • Best Art Direction

    Screenshot/FergieVEVO/YouTube

    Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
    Production Designer: Jason Hougaard

    Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
    Production Designer: Alexander Delgado

    Drake – “Hotline Bling”
    Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane

    David Bowie – “Blackstar”
    Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

    Adele – “Hello"
    Production Designer: Colombe Raby

  • Best Choreography

    Screengrab/JustinBieberVEVO

    Beyoncé – “Formation”
    Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

    Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
    Choreographer: Hi-Hat

    Beyoncé – “Sorry”
    Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

    FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
    Choreographer: FKA Twigs

    Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”
    Choreographer: Holly Blakey

  • Best Direction

    Courtesy of YouTube

    Beyoncé – “Formation”
    Director: Melina Matsoukas

    Coldplay – “Up&Up”
    Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia

    Adele – “Hello”
    Director: Xavier Dolan

    David Bowie – “Lazarus”
    Director: Johan Renck

    Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
    Director: Canada

  • Best Cinematography

    Courtesy

    Beyoncé – “Formation”
    Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

    Adele – “Hello”
    Cinematographer: André Turpin

    David Bowie – “Lazarus”
    Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg

    Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
    Cinematographer: Corey Jennings

    Ariana Grande – “Into You”
    Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

  • Best Editing

    Vevo/Screenshot

    Beyoncé – “Formation”
    Editor: Jeff Selis

    Adele – “Hello”
    Editor: Xavier Dolan

    Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
    Editor: Vinnie Hobbs

    David Bowie – “Lazarus”
    Editor: Johan Söderberg

    Ariana Grande – “Into You”
    Editor: Hannah Lux Davis

  • Best Visual Effects

    Coldplay – “Up&Up”
    VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

    FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
    VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo

    Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
    VFX Editor: Sam Sneade

    The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
    VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller

    Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”
    VFX Editor: David Smith

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