: A mural is unveiled announcing the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations in First Street Green Art Park on July 25, 2016 in New York City

MTV (DStv channel 130) has announced nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV (130) has announced nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, with Beyoncé earning a career-best 11 nominations for videos from her cultural watershed visual album Lemonade and Adele earning eight nominations, including seven for her YouTube record-shattering video Hello

Hello, Beyoncé’s Formation, Drake’s Hotline Bling, Justin Bieber’s Sorry and Kanye West’s Famous all earned nominations for Video of the Year.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday 28 August, premiering across Africa on Monday 29 August at 21:00 CAT (MTV, MTV Base) and 20:00 WAT (MTV Base ROA). Build-up to the big night begins with the official Pre-Show including red carpet action on Monday 29 August at 20:00 CAT (MTV, MTV Base) and 19:00 WAT (MTV Base ROA). 

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To echo a year in which the world’s biggest artists pushed music videos to new heights of artistry, MTV unveiled the Video of the Year nominees in a sweeping and panoramic mural created by world-renowned visual artists BD White, John Paul Ogrodnick (JPO), Damien Mitchell, Marc Evan, Resa, BKFoxx, Queen Andrea, Hektad, Giz, Such and Poem One at the First Street Green Art Park in New York’s East Village. The reveal of the mural was broadcast during a Facebook Live event hosted by MTV News Correspondents Meredith Graves and Gaby Wilson via MTV and a coalition of more than 15 partners including press outlets and brands. 

Fans can vote for their favourites in VMA categories including, Video of The Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video, Breakthrough Long Form Video, and more by visiting www.mtv.co.za. Nominees for the socially voted category Best Song of Summer will be announced at a later date.

See below for a full list of nominees:

Video of the Year

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

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

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

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

Drake – Hotline Bling

Director: Director X

Desiigner – Panda

Director: Paul Geusebroek

Bryson Tiller – Don’t

Director: Cris

Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – Angels

Director: Austin Vesely

2 Chainz – Watch Out

Director: Motion Family

Best Pop Video

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

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

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

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist

Bryson Tiller 

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

Professional Categories

Best Art Direction

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

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

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

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

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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