Who will Kanye West make famous this year?

Ah yes, it is that time of the year again: When MTV celebrate the format that launched their station 25 years ago only to be replaced by Catfish and Teen Mom, the music video. At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, the network will hand out the iconic Moonman to some things you watched on YouTube (or HBO, as Beyoncé’s Lemonade has 11 nods) and give a lifetime achievement award to Rihanna who deserves it for ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ alone.

We’ll also ask the question, Is a music awards even valid when Taylor Swift isn’t nominated? Let’s find out tonight (August 28) during the MTV Video Music Awards. Expect the usual tonight (weird outfits, worse jokes) except that Kanye West has been given free reign of the stage for four whole minutes. Will the ‘Famous’ fracas come full circle?

Follow us on Twitter (@FACTmag), where our very own Miles Bowe will be live-tweeting all the good parts. We’ll also be live-updating the winners of the televised presentation right here! See all the nominees and the winners, as they’re announced, below.

Video of the Year:

Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Adele – ‘Hello’
Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’
Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
Kanye West – ‘Famous’

Best Female Video:

Beyoncé – ‘Hold Up’
Adele – ‘Hello’
Sia – ‘Cheap Thrills’
Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’
Rihanna [ft. Drake] – ‘Work’ (short version)

Best Male Video:

Calvin Harris [ft. Rihanna] – ‘This Is What You Came For’
Kanye West – ‘Famous’
Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’
Bryson Tiller – ‘Don’t’
The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

Best Collaboration:

Fifth Harmony [ft. Ty Dolla $ign] – ‘Work From Home’
Beyoncé [ft. Kendrick Lamar] – ‘Freedom’
Ariana Grande [ft. Lil Wayne] – ‘Let Me Love You’
Calvin Harris [ft. Rihanna] – ‘This Is What You Came For’
Rihanna [ft. Drake] – ‘Work’

Best Hip Hop Video:

Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’
Desiigner – ‘Panda’
Bryson Tiller – ‘Don’t’
Chance the Rapper – ‘Angels’
2 Chainz – ‘Watch Out’

Best Pop Video:

Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Adele – ‘Hello’
Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
Alessia Cara – ‘Wild Things’
Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’

Best Rock Video:

twenty one pilots – ‘Heathens’
All Time Low – ‘Missing You’
Coldplay – ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’
Fall Out Boy [ft. Demi Lovato] – ‘Irresistable’
Panic! At the Disco – ‘Victorious’

Best Electronic Video:

Calvin Harris & Disciples – ‘How Deep Is Your Love’
99 Souls [ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy] – ‘The Girl Is Mine’
Mike Posner – ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’
Afrojack – ‘SummerThing!’
The Chainsmokers [ft. Daya] – ‘Don’t Let Me Down’

Breakthrough Long Form Video:

Beyoncé – Lemonade
Florence and the Machine – The Odyssey
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE – The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighborhood Trilogy

Best New Artist:

DNCE
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham

Best Art Direction:

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’
Beyoncé – ‘Hold Up’
Fergie – ‘M.I.L.F.$’
Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’
Adele – ‘Hello’

Best Choreography:

Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Missy Elliott [ft. Pharrell] – ‘WTF (Where They From)’
Beyoncé – ‘Sorry’
FKA twigs – ‘M3LL155X’
Florence and the Machine – ‘Delilah’

Best Direction:

Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Coldplay – ‘Up&Up’
Adele – ‘Hello’
David Bowie – ‘Lazarus’
Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know the Better’

Best Cinematography:

Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Adele – ‘Hello’
David Bowie – ‘Lazarus’
Alesso – ‘I Wanna Know’
Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’

Best Editing:

Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Adele – ‘Hello’
Fergie – ‘M.I.L.F.$’
David Bowie – ‘Lazarus’
Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’

Best Visual Effects:

Coldplay – ‘Up&Up’
FKA twigs – ‘M3LL155X’
Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’
Zayn – ‘PILLOWTALK’

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