Beyonce, Adele Lead MTV VMA Nominations

Kanye West, Drake and Justin Bieber also top the list

Last Updated: July 26, 2016 @ 11:53 AM

MTV has announced its full list of nominations for the 2016 “Video Music Awards.”

Coming out on top are Beyoncé, who nabbed a career-best 11 nominations, and Adele, who scored eight nominations — seven of which were for the “Hello” music video. The late David Bowie also received four nominations for “Lazarus” and “Black Star.”

The VMA “Video of the Year” nominees — Adele (“Hello”), Beyoncé (“Formation”), Drake (“Hotline Bling”), Justin Bieber (“Sorry”) and Kanye West (“Famous”) — were also unveiled through a panoramic mural located in New York at the First Street Green Art Park in the East Village. The mural was created by artists BD White, John Paul Ogrodnick (JPO), Damien Mitchell, Marc Evan, Resa, BKFoxx, Queen Andrea, Hektad, Giz, Such and Poem One.

The 2016 VMAs will air live on Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Madison Square Garden in New York.

See the full list of nominees below:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Director: Parris Goebel

Kanye West – “Famous”
Director: Kanye West

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Director: Jonas Akerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Director: Lior Molcho

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
Director: Director X

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Director: Cris

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Director: Emil Nava

Kanye West – “Famous”
Director: Kanye West

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Director: Grant Singer

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Director:  Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Director: Director X

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Director: Grant Singer

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Director: Emil Nava

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
Director: Director X

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X

Desiigner – “Panda”
Director: Paul Geusebroek

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Director: Cris

Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – “Angels”
Director: Austin Vesely

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Director: Motion Family

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Director: Parris Goebel

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Director: Aaron A

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low – “Missing You”
Director: Patrick Tracy

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Director: Mat Whitecross

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
Director: Wayne Isham

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
Director: Andrew Donoho

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”
Director: Brandon Dermer

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
Director: Emil Nava

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Director: Ludovic Zuili / Simon Bouisson

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Director: Jon Jon Augustavo

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
Director: Sam Sneed

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Director: Marcus Kuhne

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin BieberPURPOSE: The Movement

Chris BrownRoyalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Production Designer: Jason Hougaard

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Production Designer: Alexander Delgado

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane

David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

Adele – “Hello”
Production Designer: Colombe Raby

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Choreographer: Hi-Hat

Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Choreographer: FKA Twigs

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”
Choreographer: Holly Blakey

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Director: Johan Renck

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
Director: Canada

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

Adele – “Hello”
Cinematographer: André Turpin

David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Cinematographer: Corey Jennings

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Editor: Jeff Selis

Adele – “Hello”
Editor: Xavier Dolan

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Editor: Vinnie Hobbs

David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Editor: Johan Söderberg

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Editor: Hannah Lux Davis

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay – “Up&Up”
VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
VFX Editor: Sam Sneade

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”
VFX Editor: David Smith