Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ grabs shocking nomination at the 2016 MTV Video Music Award (FULL LIST)

Kanye West nominated for 2016 MTV Video Music Award

Music, technology and art combined on Tuesday as the 2016 MTV Video Music Award nominations were unveiled via Facebook Live, while the nominees for the Video of the Year category were painted on a panoramic mural in New York’s East Village.

Beyoncé racked up a personal best of 11 nominations, the most number of nominations at the awards; landing a spot in the Video of the Year category with Formation.

Coming behind her is British star, Adele who got eight nominations, seven of them from are for the video of her 25 hit  – Hello – which also makes the cut for the Video of the Year category.

Talking about the Video of the Year, one shocking nominee was Kanye West for the highly controversial video for Famous.

The award is to hold at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 2016.

Here is the full list of nominations.

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 Thrills
Ariana Grande – Into You
Rihanna ft. Drake – Work (short version)

Best Male Video
Drake – Hotline Bling
Bryson Tiller – Don’t
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Kanye West – Famous
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – Let Me Love You
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Rihanna ft. Drake – Work (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake – Hotline Bling
Desiigner – Panda
Bryson Tiller – Don’t
Chance The Rapper ft. Saba – Angels
2 Chainz – Watch Out

Best Pop Video
Adele – Hello
Beyoncé – Formation
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Alessia Cara – Wild Things
Ariana Grande – Into You

Best Rock Video
All Time Low – Missing You
Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – Irresistible
twenty one pilots – Heathens
Panic! At The Disco – Victorious

Best Electronic Video
Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – The Girl Is Mine
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Afrojack – SummerThing!
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down

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
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham

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 – Hell (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 – Pillow talk (VFX Editor: David Smith)



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