MTV VMA 2015 nominations: Arctic Monkeys nominated alongside nine-time nominee Taylor Swift

Ed Sheeran follows closely behind with six nominations

Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Sia, and Florence And The Machine have all been nominated for MTV’s Video Music Awards 2015 with Taylor Swift racking up the highest number of nominations.

Swift is nominated for nine awards at this year’s ceremony, which take place in August, including the coveted Video of the Year prize. Her cameo-filled ‘Bad Blood’ video will face off against the promos for ‘Alright’ by Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’, Beyoncé’s ‘7/11’, and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran.

Sheeran follows closely behind with six nominations, while Beyoncé, Lamar and Ronson are up for five awards each. As reported earlier today, Miley Cyrus will present the ceremony. Fans will be able to begin voting for their favourite artists later today (July 21).

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Arctic Monkeys are nominated for their ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ video alongside Walk The Moon, Florence And The Machine, Hozier and Fall Out Boy in the category of Best Rock Video.

In addition to awards based on music videos, there is also an Artist to Watch category with nominees this year including FKA Twigs, James Bay and George Ezra.

The full list of nominees are listed below:

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – ‘7/11’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’
Nick Jonas – ‘Chains’

Best Female Video
Beyoncé – ‘7/11’
Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’
Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’
Sia – ‘Elastic Heart’
Ellie Goulding – ‘Love Me Like You Do’

Best Hip-Hop Video
Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’
Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – ‘See You Again’
Big Sean ft. E-40 – ‘IDFWU’

Best Pop Video
Beyoncé – ‘7/11’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Maroon 5 – ‘Sugar’

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Best 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’

Best Collaboration
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Wiz Khalifa featuring 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 featuring Kanye West and John Legend – ‘One Man Can Change the World’
Rihanna – ‘American Oxygen’
Wale – ‘The White Shoes’

Best Art Direction
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ (Charles Infante)
Snoop Dogg – ‘So Many Pros’ (Jason Fijal)
Jack White – ‘Would You Fight For My Love’ (Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers – ‘Go’ (Michel Gondry)
Skrillex & Diplo – ‘Where Are U Now’ with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Choreography
Beyoncé – ‘7/11’ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go – ‘I Won’t Let You Down’ (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Chet Faker – ‘Gold’ (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran – ‘Don’t’ (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’ (Keone and Mari Madrid)

Best Cinematography
Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’ (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’ (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ (Christopher Probst)
FKA twigs – ‘Two Weeks’ (Justin Brown)
alt-J – ‘Left Hand Free’ (Mike Simpson)

Best Direction
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’ (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’ (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’ (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
Childish Gambino – ‘Sober’ (Hiro Murai)

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

Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’ (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA twigs – ‘Two Weeks’ (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino – ‘Telegraph Ave.’ (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo – ‘Where Are U Now’ with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Tyler, The Creator – ‘F****** Young/Death Camp’ (Gloria FX)
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