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The wackiest awards show on TV airs tonight, The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, and we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the show.

Host: Katy Perry

Performers: Katy Perry, Pink, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane, Logic, Post Malone, Julia Michaels, Alessia Cara and rapper KYLE, with Bleachers, Cardi B and Khalid performing during the pre-show.

Nominees: Kendrick Lamar has the most nominations with 8, followed by Katy Perry & The Weeknd with 5 each.

When & Where: The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Presented to Pink


Full list of nominees:


Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

The Weeknd – “Reminder”


Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd


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 ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” Zayn & 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 ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” Katy Perry ft. 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. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m the One”
BEST DANCE Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me” Calvin Harris – “My Way” Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water” Afrojack ft. 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 ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ) The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration) Big Sean – “Light” (Race) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image) Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment) John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Scott Cunningham) Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (Matthew Wise) Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill” (Steve Annis) DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (David Proctor) Halsey – “Now or Never” (Kristof Brandl)
BEST DIRECTION Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers & the little homies) Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm” (Mathew Cullen) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars) Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” (Aaron A) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Glenn Michael)
BEST ART DIRECTION Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Spencer Graves) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Alex Delgado) Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Natalie Groce) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Damian Fyffe) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall) A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel) KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi) Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm” (Company: MIRADA) Harry Styles – “Sign Of the Times” (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Kanye West – “Fade” (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins) Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side” (Brian & Scott Nicholson) Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers) Sia – “The Greatest” (Ryan Heffington) Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Sean Bankhead)
BEST EDITING Future – “Mask Off” (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost) Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini) Lorde – “Green Light” (Nate Gross of Exile Edit) The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Jennifer Kennedy) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Red Barbaza)