MTV VMAs 2014 nominations: Full list of nominees

Songs from Beyoncé's 'visual album' lead the nominations with seven nods

The MTV VMAs kick off in Los Angeles tonight, with Beyoncé leading the nominations with eight nods.

Eminem and Iggy Azalea are on the superstar’s heels with seven nominations each, followed by Pharrell Williams who has four nods.

Beyoncé’s video for “Pretty Hurts” is the most-nominated video, picking up mentions in four categories including Best Video With A Social Message, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Choreography.

Miley Cyrus has earned two nominations for her controversial video “Wrecking Ball”, which has already become one of the most-viewed YouTube videos ever despite its release last year.

 

The singer dominated last year’s awards ceremony with her ‘coming of age’ performance with Robin Thicke, but has not been confirmed to perform again at this year’s awards.

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” WINNER

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” WINNER

Lorde, “Royals”

Best Pop Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem” WINNER

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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