Nominees For The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Are Out

Posted at July 21st, 2018 | by Yash Vikram Singh | in Entertainment, Featured, News

The MTV Video Music Awards is an award show as prestigious as any. They shortlist the artists that have absolutely killed it in the past year and in extension, with their video representation of their work. This year’s list has Cardi B, Hov, Beyonce, Drake among others.



The award show is scheduled for August 20th and there will definitely some shakeups with the star-studded nominees already spreading their branches with some note-worthy hits. 2018 has been a phenomenal year for videos. Check out the full list of nominees below.


Video Of The Year:

  • Ariana Grande, “no tears left to cry”
  • Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
  • The Carters, “APESHIT”
  • Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”

Artist Of The Year:

  • Ariana Grande
  • Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

Song Of The Year

  • Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”
  • Dua Lipa, “New Rules”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”
  • Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “rockstar”

Best New Artist:

  • Bazzi
  • Cardi B
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Lil Pump
  • Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration:

  • Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
  • Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)”
  • The Carters, “APESHIT”
  • Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B, “Dinero”
  • Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna, “Lemon”

Best Pop Video:

  • Ariana Grande, “no tears left to cry”
  • Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Demi Lovato, “Sorry Not Sorry”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”
  • P!nk, “What About Us?”
  • Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood”

Best Hip-Hop Video:

  • Cardi B featuring 21 Savage, “Bartier Cardi”
  • The Carters, “APESHIT”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”
  • J Cole, “ATM”
  • Migos featuring Drake, “Walk It Talk It”
  • Nicki Minaj, “Chun-Li”

Best Latin Video:

  • Daddy Yankee, “Dura”
  • J Balvin & Willy William, “Mi Gente”
  • Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B, “Dinero”
  • Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato, “Échame La Culpa”
  • Maluma, “Felices los 4”
  • Shakira feat. Maluma, “Chantaje”

Best Dance Video:

  • Avicii featuring Rita Ora, “Lonely Together”
  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, “One Kiss”
  • The Chainsmokers, “Everybody Hates Me”
  • David Guetta & Sia, “Flames”
  • Marshmello featuring Khalid, “Silence”
  • Zedd & Liam Payne, “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Rock Video:

  • Fall Out Boy, “Champion”
  • Foo Fighters, “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”
  • Imagine Dragons, “Whatever It Takes”
  • Linkin Park, “One More Light”
  • Panic! At The Disco, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Walk on Water”

Video With A Message:

  • Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
  • Dej Loaf & Leon Bridges, “Liberated”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”
  • Janelle Monáe, “PYNK”
  • Jessie Reyez, “Gatekeeper”
  • Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”

Best Cinematography:

  • Alessia Cara, “Growing Pains” (Pau Castejón)
  • Ariana Grande, “no tears left to cry” (Scott Cunningham)
  • The Carters, “APESHIT” (Benoit Debie)
  • Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Larkin Seiple)
  • Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran, “River” (Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller)
  • Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood” (Jonathan Sela)

Best Direction:

  • The Carters, “APESHIT” (Ricky Saix)
  • Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Hiro Murai)
  • Drake, “God’s Plan” (Karena Evans)
  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect” (Jason Koenig)
  • Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton, “Say Something” (Arturo Perez Jr.)
  • Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood” (Jay Martin)

Best Art Direction:

  • The Carters, “APESHIT” (Jan Houlevigue)
  • Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Jason Kisvarday)
  • J Cole, “ATM” (Miles Mullin)
  • Janelle Monáe, “Make Me Feel” (Pepper Nguyen)
  • SZA, “The Weekend” (SZA and Solange)
  • Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do” (Brett Hess)

Best Visual Effects:

  • Ariana Grande, “no tears left to cry” (Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf)
  • Avicii featuring Rita Ora, “Lonely Together” (KPP)
  • Eminem featuring Beyoncé, “Walk on Water” (Rich Lee for Drive Studios)
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA, “All The Stars” (Loris Paillier for BUF Paris)
  • Maroon 5, “Wait” (TIMBER)
  • Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do” (Ingenuity Studios)

Best Choreography:

  • Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)” (Phil Tayag and Bruno Mars)
  • Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana” (Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens)
  • The Carters, “APESHIT” (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight)
  • Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Sherrie Silver)
  • Dua Lipa, “IDGAF” (Marion Motin)
  • Justin Timberlake, “Filthy” (Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev)

Best Editing:

  • Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)” (Jacquelyn London)
  • The Carters, “APESHIT” (Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove)
  • Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Ernie Gilbert)
  • Janelle Monáe, “Make Me Feel” (Deji Laray)
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna, “Lemon” (Taylor Ward)
  • Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do” (Chancler Haynes for Cosmoz)

Yash Vikram Singh


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