MTV VMAs nominations: Beyonce, Eminem and Iggy Azalea lead 2014 shortlist

The annual ceremony will take place in California on 24 August

Beyoncé has picked up the most nominations ahead of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, with Eminem and Iggy Azalea on her tail with seven nods.

The rapper is up for Best Hip-Hop, Best Male and Best Collaboration (with Rihanna on “The Monster"), while the “Fancy” singer is shortlisted for Video of the Year, Best Female and Best Pop.

Should they triumph on the night, Beyoncé and Eminem might hit second place in the most VMA wins of all-time list, with 12 and 11 trophies under their respective belts to date.

Madonna holds the record with 20 wins throughout her career, while Lady Gaga and Peter Gabriel have 13 each.

Serial twerker Miley Cyrus has also made the cut in multiple categories, with Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Lorde, Sam Smith, Avicii and Pitbull all in with a shot at winning more than one gong.

Fans can vote online for some winners from today on vma.mtv.com. There is a new socially-voted category, Best Lyric Video, but those nominees are yet to be announced.

The annual ceremony is set to take place at the Forum in Inglewood, California on 24 August, with Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande booked to perform.

Nominations list in full

Video of the Year

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, "Drunk In Love"

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"

Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Sia, “Chandelier”

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

Childish Gambino, “3005″

Drake ft. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

Eminem, “Berzerk”

Kanye West, “Black Skinhead”

Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”

 

Best Male Video

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams, “Sing”

Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”

John Legend, “All of Me”

Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

 

Best Female Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

Beyoncé, “Partition”

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Lorde, “Royals”

 

Best Pop Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up”

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”

Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

 

Best Rock Video

Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”

Black Keys, “Fever”

Imagine Dragons, “Demons”

Linkin Park, “Until It’s Gone”

Lorde, “Royals”

 

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell

5 Seconds of Summer, “She Looks So Perfect”

Charli XCX, “Boom Clap”

Fifth Harmony, “Miss Movin’ On”

Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Schoolboy Q, “Man of the Year”

 

Best Collaboration

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, “Loyal”

Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Pitbull ft. Kesha, “Timber”

 

MTV Clubland Award

Calvin Harris, “Summer”

Disclosure, “Grab Her!”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”

Martin Garrix, “Animals”

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

 

Best Video With A Social Message

Angel Haze ft. Sia, “Battle Cry”

Avicii ft. Dan Tyminski, “Hey Brother”

Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”

David Guetta, “One Voice”

J. Cole, “Crooked Smile”

Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry”

 

Best Cinematography

30 Seconds to Mars, “City of Angels”

Arcade Fire, “Afterlife”

Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”

Gesaffelstein, “Hate Or Glory”

Lana Del Rey, “West Coast”

 

Best Editing

Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”

Eminem, “Rap God”

Fitz and the Tantrums, “The Walker”

MGMT, “Your Life is a Lie”

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

 

Best Choreography

Beyoncé, “Partition”

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”

Kiesza, “Hideaway”

Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good”

Sia, “Chandelier”

Usher, “Good Kisser”

 

Best Direction

Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”

Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”

Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”

 

Best Art Direction

Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”

Eminem, “Rap God”

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Tyler, the Creator, “Tamale”

 

Best Visual Effects

Disclosure, “Grab Her!”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”

Eminem, “Rap God”

Jack White, “Lazaretto”

OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”

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