Here Are Your Nominees for the 2015 VMAs

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All hail the Moon Man, the man who walked on the moon to give us music videos. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

With her one-two punch of "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood," Taylor Swift's music videos earned nine nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, more than any other artist. (If you want to be very confused, "Blank Space" is apparently one of the best female and pop videos of the year, while "Bad Blood" is simply one of the best videos of the year, period.) Following Swift are her old pal Ed Sheeran, whose videos garnered six nominations, and Beyoncé and the "Uptown Funk" boys, who each earned five. Miley Cyrus, the enfant terrible of the 2013 VMAs, shall host.

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright" 

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud" 
Mark Ronson ft. 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 ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Maroon 5, "Sugar"

Best Rock Video
Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"
Florence and 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 ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
 Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd, "Love Me Harder"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, "Bang Bang"

Video With a Social Message
Jennifer Hudson, "I Still Love You"
Cobie Caillat, "Try"
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"
Rihanna, "American Oxygen"
Wale, "The White Shoes"

Best Art Direction
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Snoop Dogg, "So Many Pros"
Jack White, "Would You Fight for My Love"
The Chemical Brothers, "Go"
Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now"

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, "7/11"
OK Go, "I Won't Let You Down"
Chet Faker, "Gold"
Ed Sheeran, "Don't"
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"

Best Cinematography
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud" 
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
Alt-J, "Left Hand Free" 

Best Direction
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
Childish Gambino, "Sober"

Best Editing
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Don't"
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
A$AP Rocky, "L$D"
Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now"

Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift, "Bad Blood"
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
Childish Gambino, "Telegraph Avenue"
Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now"
Tyler, the Creator, "F****** Young/Death Camp"