Miley Cyrus to host MTV Video Music Awards
SOUNDS FAMILIAR - Baby A. Gil (The Philippine Star) - July 23, 2015 - 10:00am

The unpredictable Miley Cyrus has made the past two editions of the MTV Video Music Awards extremely interesting. Two years ago, she shocked by waving a styrofoam finger while wearing only bra and panties and twerking with all her might with Robin Thicke. Then last year, she sent up the stage a homeless young man to accept her Video of the Year trophy for Wrecking Ball to call attention to My Friend’s Place, which provides shelter to homeless youth in the US.

So it is only logical that many of you are wondering what Miley will do this year. I am honestly wondering. More so after I got the news that Miley will be hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. This will be held on Aug. 30 with live telecast over MTV Pinoy at 9 a.m. on Aug. 31 from the Microsoft Theater, formerly the Nokia in Los Angeles. And this means that the daring Miley will have that stage to do what she wants with it for over an hour. So, will she be twerking with her tongue out again or will she be the sedate concerned artist of last year? We will find out soon.

And now to the main item on today’s menu, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominees. The usual suspects lead the pack. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé got the most number of nominations. And fans can make sure that their idols win the Moonman trophy by voting for their favorites. Go to the vma.mtv.com site to find out how to do this.

Here now is the list of nominees:

Video of the Year: Beyoncé, 7/11; Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud; Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood; Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk; Kendrick Lamar, Alright.

Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud; Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk; Kendrick Lamar, Alright; The Weeknd, Earned It; Nick Jonas, Chains.

Female Video: Beyoncé 7/11; Taylor Swift, Blank Space; Nicki Minaj, Anaconda; Sia, Elastic Heart; Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do.

For providing ‘additional choreography’ to Beyoncé’s 7/11 music video, Gab Valenciano gets a VMA nomination in the Best Choreography category

Hip-Hop Video: Fetty Wap, Trap Queen; Nicki Minaj, Anaconda; Kendrick Lamar, Alright; Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, See You Again; Big Sean feat. E-40, IDFWU.

Pop Video: Beyoncé, 7/11; Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud; Taylor Swift, Blank Space; Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk; Maroon 5, Sugar.

Rock Video: Hozier, Take Me To Church; Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman; Florence + the Machine, Ship To Wreck; Walk The Moon, Shut Up And Dance; Arctic Monkeys, Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

Artist To Watch: Fetty Wap, Trap Queen; Vance Joy, Riptide; George Ezra, Budapest; James Bay, Hold Back The River; FKA Twigs, Pendulum.

Collaboration: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood; Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars; Uptown Funk; Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, See You Again; Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, Love Me Harder; Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Bang Bang.

Video with a Social Message: Jennifer Hudson, I Still Love You; Colbie Caillat, Try; Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend; One Man Can Change The World; Rihanna, American Oxygen; Wale, The White Shoes.

Art Direction: Bad Blood (Charles Infante); Snoop Dogg, So Many Pros (Jason Fijal); Jack White, Would You Fight For My Love (Jeff Peterson); Chemical Brothers, Go (Michael Gondry); Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are You Now with Justin Beiber (Brewer).

Choreography: 7/11, (Beyoncé, Chris Grant Additional Choreography, Gabriel Valenciano); OK Go, I Won’t Let You Down (OK Go, airman and Mori Harano); Chet Faker, Gold (Ryan Heffington); Ed Sheeran, Don’t (Nappy Tabs).

Cinematography: Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, Never Catch Me (Larkin Sieple); Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud (Daniel Pearl); Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood (Christopher Probst); FKA Twigs, Two Weeks (Justin Brown); Alt-J, Left Hand Free (Mike Simpson).

Direction: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood (Joseph Kahn); Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy); Kendrick Lamar, Alright (Colin Tiley & The Little Homies); Hozier, Take Me To Church (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost); Childish Gambino, Sober (Hiro Murai).

Editing: Beyoncé, 7/11 (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing); Ed Sheeran, Don’t (Jacquelyn London); Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street); A$AP Rocky, L$D (Dexter Navy); Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are You Now with Justin Bieber (Brewer).

Visual Effects: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood (Ingenuity Studios); FKA Twigs, Two Weeks (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi and Max Chyzhevsky); Childish Gambino, Telegraph Avenue (Gloria FX); Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are You Now with Justin Bieber (Brewer).

One more thing. Take note of that name in the Best Choreography category. Nominated for 7/11 are Beyoncé, Chris Grant and additional choreography by Gab, who is no other but Gary and Angeli Valenciano’s son. Let us all hope that he gets to bring home a Moonman very soon.

 

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