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Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce lead the nominees for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards that will air live on MTV.

MTV has announced via the Beats 1 “Chart” show on Apple Music the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé lead the pack with the most Moonman nods for music’s most unexpected night. 

The MTV Video Music Awards will air live across Africa on MTV (DStv channel 130) from the Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE) in Los Angeles, on Monday, 31 August at 03:00 CAT (official pre-show starts at 02:00 CAT).

Fans can now vote for their favourites in multiple VMA categories including Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video and more by visiting vma.mtv.com. Nominees for the socially voted category, Best Song of Summer, will be announced at a later date.

The MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted by Miley Cyrus.

See below for a full list of nominees:

Video of the Year

Beyoncé7/11

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick LamarBad Blood

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Kendrick LamarAlright

 

Best Male Video

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Kendrick LamarAlright

The WeekndEarned It

Nick JonasChains

 

Best Female Video

Beyoncé7/11

Taylor SwiftBlank Space

Nicki Minaj Anaconda

SiaElastic Heart

Ellie GouldingLove Me Like You Do

 

Best Hip Hop Video

Fetty WapTrap Queen

Nicki MinajAnaconda

Kendrick LamarAlright

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie PuthSee You Again

Big Sean ft. E-40 IDFWU

 

Best Pop Video

Beyoncé7/11

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud

Taylor SwiftBlank Space

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Maroon 5Sugar

 

Best Rock Video

HozierTake Me to Church

Fall Out BoyUma Thurman

Florence + the MachineShip to Wreck

Walk the MoonShut Up and Dance

Arctic MonkeysWhy'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

 

Artist to Watch

Fetty WapTrap Queen

Vance JoyRiptide

George EzraBudapest

James BayHold Back the River

FKA TwigsPendulum

 

Best Collaboration

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick LamarBad Blood

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie PuthSee You Again

Ariana Grande & The WeekndLove Me Harder

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki MinajBang Bang

 

Video with a Social Message

Jennifer HudsonI Still Love You

Colbie CaillatTry

Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John LegendOne Man Can Change the World

RihannaAmerican Oxygen

Wale The White Shoes

 

Professional Categories

Best Art Direction

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick LamarBad Blood (Charles Infante)

Snoop Dogg So Many Pros (Jason Fijal)

Jack WhiteWould You Fight For My Love (Jeff Peterson)

The Chemical BrothersGo (Michel Gondry)

Skrillex & DiploWhere Are U Now with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

 

Best Choreography

Beyoncé7/11 (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)

OK GoI Won’t Let You Down (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Chet FakerGold (Ryan Heffington)

Ed SheeranDon’t (Nappy Tabs)

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick LamarNever Catch Me (Keone and Mari Madrid)

 

Best Cinematography

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick LamarNever Catch Me (Larkin Sieple)

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud (Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick LamarBad Blood (Christopher Probst)

FKA TwigsTwo Weeks (Justin Brown)

Alt-JLeft Hand Free (Mike Simpson)

 

Best Direction

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar Bad Blood (Joseph Kahn)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsUptown Funk (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)

Kendrick Lamar – Alright (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)

HozierTake Me To Church (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)

Childish GambinoSober (Hiro Murai)

 

Best Editing

Beyoncé7/11 (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

Ed SheeranDon’t (Jacquelyn London)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar Bad Blood (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

A$AP RockyL$D (Dexter Navy)

Skrillex & DiploWhere Are U Now with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

 

Best Visual Effects

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick LamarBad Blood (Ingenuity Studios)

FKA TwigsTwo Weeks (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Childish GambinoTelegraph Ave. (Gloria FX)

Skrillex & DiploWhere Are U Now with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Tyler, The CreatorF****** Young/Death Camp (Gloria FX)‚Äč