Katy Perry Will Host the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

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We now have a host for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and, really, none of us should be surprised. Katy Perry will take on the duties, making her a brave woman. You never know what’s going to happen at the VMAs!

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The 32-year-old took to Twitter (the place where all official announcements happen these days) to break the news, writing, ”Introducing your MOONWOMAN. Brace for impact! August 27th on @MTV @VMAs.”

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Here’s a complete list of the nominees:

Video of the Year

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
  • DJ Khaled featuring 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 featuring Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
  • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – “Closer”
  • Calvin Harris featuring 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 featuring Gucci Mane – “Down”
  • Katy Perry featuring 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. featuring Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
  • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne – “I’m the One”

Best Dance

  • Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
  • Kygo and Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
  • Calvin Harris – “My Way”
  • Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Mø – “Cold Water”
  • Afrojack featuring 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 featuring Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
  • The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
  • Big Sean – “Light”
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
  • Taboo featuring Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
  • John Legend – “Surefire”

Best Cinematography

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill”
  • DJ Shadow featuring Run the Jewels – “Nobody Speak”
  • Halsey – “Now or Never”

Best Direction

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Best Art Direction

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
  • Katy Perry featuring Migos – “Bon Appetit”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Best Visual Effects

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
  • KYLE featuring Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”

Best Choreography

  • Kanye West – “Fade”
  • Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • Sia – “The Greatest”
  • Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane – “Down”

Best Editing

  • Future – “Mask Off”
  • Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
  • Lorde – “Green Light”
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – “Closer”
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder”

 

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