MTV Video Music Awards 2016: Here's the Full List of Nominees for Every Major Category

Source: AP
Source: AP

The countdown to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards is on. MTV announced nominees for each award category via Facebook Live on Tuesday. The video starts off with MTV correspondent and punk singer Meredith Graves interviewing the artists behind a series of murals depicting the nominees for its coveted Moonman statues. 

This year, Beyoncé comes up with the most nominations, securing 11 — 12 if you include her nomination with Destiny's Child, who are featured in 99 Soul's "The Girl Is Mine" video. Adele follows with eight, though her record-breaking "Hello" has the most nominations for any one song, earning seven.

Over the next month, fan armies will be busy mobilizing for their favorite artists, as the majority of winners will be decided by fan votes, except the professional categories, which will be determined by industry experts. The award show will take place Aug. 28 at New York City's Madison Square Garden. 

Check out the video and full list of the nominees below.

Video of the year:

• Adele — "Hello"

• Beyoncé — "Formation"

Drake — "Hotline Bling"

Justin Bieber — "Sorry" 

• Kanye West — "Famous" 

Best female video:

• Adele — "Hello"

• Beyoncé — "Hold Up"

• Sia — "Cheap "Thrill"

• Ariana Grande — "Into You"

• Rihanna featuring Drake — "Work"

Best male video:

• Drake — "Hotline Bling"

• Bryson Tiller — "Don't"

• Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna — "This Is What You Came for"

• Kanye West — "Famous"

• The Weeknd — "Cant Feel My Face"

Best new hip-hop video:

• Drake — "Hotline Bling"

• Desiigner — "Panda"

• Bryson Tiller — "Don't"

• Chance the Rapper featuring Saba — "Angels"

• 2 Chainz — "Watch Out"

Best pop video:

• Adele — "Hello"

• Alessia Cara — "Wild Things"

• Ariana Grande — "Into You"

• Beyoncé — "Formation"

• Justin Bieber — "Sorry"

Best rock video:

• All Time Low — "Missing You"

• Coldplay — "Adventure of a Lifetime"

• Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato — "Irresistible"

• Panic! At the Disco — "Victorious"

• Twenty One Pilots — "Heathens"

Best new artist:

• Bryson Tiller

• Desiigner

• DNCE

• Lukas Graham

• Zara Larsson

Best electronic video:

• 99 Souls featuring Destiny's Child and Brandy — "The Girl Is Mine"

• Afrojack — "Summerthing"

• Calvin Harris and Disciples — "How Deep Is Your Love"

• Mike Posner — "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"

• The Chainsmokers featuring Daya — "Don't Let Me Down"

Best collaboration video:

• Ariana Grande featuring Lil Wayne — "Let Me Love You"

• Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar — "Freedom"

• Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna — "This Is What You Came for"

• Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign — "Work From Home"

• Rihanna featuring Drake — "Work"

Breakthrough long-form video:

• Beyoncé — "Lemonade"

• Chris Brown — "Royalty"

• Florence and the Machine — "The Odyssey"

• Justin Bieber — "Purpose: The Movement"

• Troye Sivan — "Blue Neighborhood Trilogy"

Best art direction:

• Adele — "Hello"

• Beyoncé — "Hold Up"

• David Bowie — "Blackstar"

• Drake — "Hotline Bling"

• Fergie — "M.I.L.F.$"

Best choreography:

• Beyoncé — "Formation"

• Beyoncé — "Sorry"

• FKA Twigs — "M3LL155X" 

• Florence and the Machine — "Delilah"

• Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell — "WTF (Where They From)"

Best direction:

• Adele — "Hello"

• Beyoncé — "Formation"

• Coldplay — "Up & Up"

• David Bowie — "Lazarus"

• Tame Impala — "The Less I Know the Better"

Best cinematography:

• Adele — "Hello"

• Alesso — "I Wanna Know"

• Ariana Grande — "Into You"

• Beyoncé — "Formation"

• David Bowie — "Lazarus" 

Best editing:

• Adele — "Hello"

• Fergie — "M.I.L.F.$"

• Ariana Grande — "Into You"

• Beyoncé — "Formation"

• David Bowie — "Lazarus"

Best visual effects:

• Adele — "Send Your Love (To Your New Lover)"

• Coldplay — "Up & Up"

• FKA Twigs — "M3LL155X" 

• The Weeknd — "Can't Feel My Face"

• Zayn — "Pillowtalk"

July 26, 2016, 4:23 p.m.: This story has been updated.

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