These Are the 2015 MTV VMA Nominees

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Source: Getty Images

The hype has begun for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards: Miley Cyrus, who essentially "broke" the awards show with her notorious twerkathon, announced on social media Monday afternoon that she would be hosting the 2015 VMAs.

Time reports MTV released a teaser list of nominees via the new Beats 1 radio station on Apple Music, and a full list on its website. The names don't disappoint:

Best collaboration
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Ariana Grande featuring The Weeknd, "Love Me Harder"
Jessie J featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, "Bang Bang"
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Best video with a social message
Jennifer Hudson, "I Still Love You"
Colbie Caillat, "Try"
Big Sean, "One Man Could Change the World"
Rihanna, "American Oxygen"
Wale, "The White Shoes"

Best hip-hop video
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Big Sean featuring E-40, "I Don't F-ck With You"

Best rock video
Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
Fall Out Boy, "Centuries"
Florence and the Machine, "Ship to Wreck"
Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance"
Arctic Monkeys, "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"

Best female video
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Sia, "Elastic Heart"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"

Best male video
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Big Sean featuring E-40, "I Don't Fuck With You"
Nick Jonas, "Chains"
The Weeknd, "Earned It"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Artist to watch
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Vance Joy, "Riptide"
George Ezra, "Budapest"
James Bay, "Hold Back The River"
FKA Twig, "Pendulum"

Video of the year
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Best pop video
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Maroon 5, "Sugar"

Best choreography
Beyoncé, "7/11"
OK Go, "I Won't Let You Down"
Chet Faker, "Gold"
Ed Sheeran, "Don't"
Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"

Best visual effects
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
Childish Gambino, "Telegraph Ave"
Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now"
Tyler, The Creator, "Fucking Young/Death Camp"

Best editing
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Don't"
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
A$AP Rocky, "L$D"
Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now"

Best cinematography
Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud" =
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
Alt-J, "Left Hand Free"

Best art direction
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Snoop Dogg, "So Many Pros"
Jack White, "Would You Fight For My Love?"
The Chemical Brothers, "Go"
Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now"

Best direction
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Hozier, "Take Me To Church"
Childish Gambino, "Sober"

The awards show airs Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. on MTV.

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