MTV VMA's - All You Need To Know

MTV VMA's - All You Need To Know
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

27 Aug 2017

The MTV VMA's are on tonight and we have the complete lowdown. 

The awards are going to be hosted by Katy Perry and she will also perform at the event. She's also up for five awards. 

The awards are on at 11pm Irish time but will be broadcast on MTV here on Monday night from 9pm if you want to catch up. 

Who's performing? 

As well as Katy Perry, there's a host of other top celebrities performing including Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes. 


Who's up for awards? 

The nominations were announced last month and Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with 8 nominations. 

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Video of the year
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts
The Weeknd - Reminder

Artist of the year
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

Best new artist
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

Best collaboration
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez - We Don't Talk Anymore
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - Broccoli
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean - Feels
Zayn and Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

Best pop
Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm
Miley Cyrus - Malibu

Best hip-hop
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Big Sean - Bounce Back
Chance the Rapper - Same Drugs
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - Broccoli
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert - Bad and Boujee
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne - I'm The One

Best dance
Zedd and Alessia Cara - Stay
Kygo x Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me
Calvin Harris - My Way
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and M0 - Cold Water
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla ign - Gone

Best rock
Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams
Fall Out Boy - Young And Menace
Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul
Green Day - Bang Bang
Foo Fighters - Run

Best fight against the system
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson - Black SpiderMan
The Hamilton Mixtape - Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)
Big Sean - Light
Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley - Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL
John Legend - Surefire

Best cinematography
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Cinematographer: Scott Cunningham
Imagine Dragons - Thunder - Cinematographer: Matthew Wise
Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill - Cinematographer: Steve Annis
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak - Cinematographer: David Proctor
Halsey - Now Or Never - Cinematographer: Kristof Brandl

Best direction
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Directors: Dave Meyers, The Little Homies
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm - Director: Mathew Cullen
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic - Directors: Cameron Duddy, Bruno Mars
Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful - Director: Aaron A
The Weeknd - Reminder - Director: Glenn Michael

Best art direction
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Production designer: Spencer Graves
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic - Production designer: Alex Delgado
Katy Perry ft. Migos - Bon Appetit - Production designer: Natalie Groce
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts - Production designer: Damian Fyffe
The Weeknd - Reminder - Production designers: Lamar C Taylor and Christo Anesti

Best visual effects
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Company: Timber - Lead: Jonah Hall
A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation - Company: Bemo - Lead: Brandon Hirzel
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty - iSpy - Company: Gloria FX - Leads: Max Colt and Tomash Kuzmytskyi
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm - Company: MIRADA
Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times - Company: ONE MORE - Lead: Cedric Nivoliez

Best choreography
Kanye West - Fade - Choreographers: Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze and Derek 'Bentley' Watkins
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - Side To Side - Choreographers: Brian and Scott Nicholson
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. - Choreographer: Dave Meyers
Sia - The Greatest - Choreographer: Ryan Heffington
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down - Choreographer: Sean Bankhead

Best editing
Future - Mask Off - Editor: Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost
Young Thug - Wyclef Jean - Editors: Ryan Staake, Eric Degliomini
Lorde - Green Light - Editor: Nate Gross of Exile Edit
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer - Editor: Jennifer Kennedy
The Weeknd - Reminder - Editor: Red Barbaza

The awards are also getting a makeover this year by becoming gender nuetral. Read all about it here.