And These Are the Nominations for the 2014 MTV VMAs

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2014 Video Music Awards at the Forum
2014 Video Music Awards at the Forum Photo: MTV

An early congratulations to Beyoncé, who is poised to win basically every MTV Video Music Award this year. She leads the pack of nominees with a total of eight, because she released more good music videos on a single day than the lot of them. Otherwise: Lots of Iggy Azalea and Eminem (they each got seven noms), follow by the likes of Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry. Basically: It's been a big year in Bey! (But you already knew that.) Here are the nominees.

Video of the Year
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, "Drunk in Love"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Sia, "Chandelier"
Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"

Best Male
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell, "Sing"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
John Legend, "All of Me"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Eminem ft. Rihanna, "Monster"

Best Female
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J,"Dark Horse"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Beyoncé, "Partition"
Lorde, "Royals"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, "Problem"

Best Hip Hop
Eminem, "Bezerk"
Drake ft. Majid Jordan, "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Childish Gambino, "3005"
Kanye West, "Black Skinhead"
Wiz Khalifa, "We Dem Boyz"

Best Pop
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, "Problem"
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, "Wake Me Up"

Best New Artist
Charli XCX, "Boom Clap"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
5 Seconds of Summer,"She Looks So Perfect"
Schoolboy Q, "Man of the Year"
Fifth Harmony, "Miss Movin On"

Best Collaboration
Eminem ft. Rihanna, "Monster"
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, "Drunk in Love"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, "Problem"
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha, "Timber"
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, "Loyal"
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"

Best Choreography
Sia, "Chandelier"
Beyoncé, "Partition"
Usher, “Good Kisser"
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, "Love Never Felt So Good"
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
Kiesza, “Hideaway”

Best Editing
Eminem, "Rap God"
MGMT, "Your Life Is a Lie"
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Fitz and the Tantrums, "The Walker"

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars, "City of Angels"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Arcade Fire, "Afterlife"
Gesaffelstein, "Hate or Glory"
Lana Del Rey, "West Coast"

Best Direction
OK Go, "The Writing's on the Wall"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What"
Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Eminem ft. Rihanna, "The Monster"

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire, "Reflektor"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Eminem, "Rap God"
Tyler, The Creator, "Tamale"

Best Visual Effects
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What"
OK Go, "The Writing's on the Wall"
Disclosure, "Grab Her!"
Eminem, "Rap God"
Jack White, "Lazaretto"

MTV Clubland Award (Huh?)
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What"
Calvin Harris, "Summer"
Martin Garrix, "Animal"
Disclosure,  "Grab Her!"

And last, but certainly not least:

Best Video With a Social Message
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
Angel Haze ft. Sia, “Battle Cry“
Avicii, “Hey Brother”
J. Cole ft. TLC,  “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko,  “One Voice”