MTV VMA's Have Become Gender Neutral

MTV VMA's Have Become Gender Neutral
Laura Bracken
Laura Bracken

31 Jul 2017

The annual MTV Video Music Awards are getting a slight makeover this year. 

For the first time in the show's history, the VMA's will be gender neutral. To keep in line with some changes that are occuring at the network, the iconic Moonman trophy will now be called Moon Person. 

Earlier in the year, the MTV Movie Awards got rid of the gendered categories, and the VMA's are following suit this year in that respect, too.

Speaking to the New York Times, MTV's president Chris McCarthy said 'Why should it be a man? It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist.'

Katy Perry has been announced as the host for this year's awards. She broke the news on her Twitter last week. 


The awards are taking place in The Forum in Inglewood California on Sunday August 27th. 

Check out the full list of nominees below. 

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