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TV One Oracle: MTV VMA Nominations & Predictions

by TV One Staff

August 27, 2016

We love a good music video, and when it comes to handing out awards for the best of em’, we look to the MTV VMAs.

The nominations are in and we’re checking to see if MTV will  a.) go the political route and award the most popular artists or b.) surprise us by giving it to the person who actually deserves it.

(Did you catch that ??) Either way, we tapped our TV One oracle to predict who will take this year’s moon man home:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele, Hello

Beyoncé, Formation

Drake, Hotline Bling

Justin Bieber, Sorry

Kanye West, Famous

TV One’s oracle prediction: BEYONCE, DUH! Even Kanye can see that!

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BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele, Hello

Beyoncé, Hold Up

Sia, Cheap Thrills

Ariana Grande, Into You

Rihanna, Work (featuring Drake)

TV One’s oracle prediction: When Adele dropped this video she made us all want to reconnect with our ex, one last time.

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BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake, Hotline Bling

Bryson Tiller, Don’t

Calvin Harris, This is What You Came For (featuring Rihanna)

Kanye West, Famous

The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face

TV One’s oracle prediction: Rihanna will be the first female to win best male video.

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BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé, Freedom (featuring Kendrick Lamar)

Fifth Harmony, Work From Home (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)

Ariana Grande, Let Me Love You (featuring Lil Wayne)

Calvin Harris, This is What You Came For (featuring Rihanna)

Rihanna, Work (featuring Drake)

TV One’s oracle prediction: Competition? Beyoncé would like some.

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BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Drake, Hotline Bling

Desiigner, Panda

Bryson Tiller, Don’t

Chance the Rapper, Angels (featuring Saba)

2 Chainz, Watch Out

TV One’s oracle prediction: 10/10 Drake is going to take this one home, but that doesn’t mean he deserves it.

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BEST POP VIDEO

Adele, Hello

Beyoncé, Formation

Justin Bieber, Sorry

Alessia Cara, Wild Things

Ariana Grande, Into You

TV One’s oracle prediction: White girls killing it with dancehall-inspired moves? MTV GOLD.

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BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low, Missing You

Coldplay, Adventure of a Lifetime

Fall Out Boy, Irresistible (featuring Demi Lovato)

Twenty One Pilots, Heathens

Panic! At The Disco, Victorious

TV One’s oracle prediction: In loving memory of Harambe….Coldplay has this one in their back pocket.

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BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep is Your Love

99 Souls, The Girl is Mine (featuring Destiny’s Child and Brandy)

Mike Posner, I Took a Pill in Ibiza

Afrojack, SummerThing!

The Chainsmokers, Don’t Let Me Down (featuring Daya)

TV One’s oracle prediction: What’s losing when you have Gigi Hadid in your video?

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BREAKTHROUGH LONG-FORM VIDEO

Florence + the Machine, The Odyssey

Beyoncé, Lemonade

Justin Bieber, Purpose: The Movement

Chris Brown, Royalty

Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

TV One’s oracle prediction: How do you like your lemonade sweetened? With honey?

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BEST NEW ARTIST

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

TV One’s oracle prediction: Cant quite make out what this guy is saying, but whatever it is, it WILL win him this award.

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BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé, Hold Up

Fergie, M.I.L.F. $

Drake, Hotline Bling

David Bowie, Blackstar

Adele, Hello

TV One’s oracle prediction: Politics may play a part in this one, but at least it would be well-deserved.

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BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé, Formation

Missy Elliott, WTF (Where They From) (featuring Pharrell)

Beyoncé, Sorry

FKA Twigs, M3LL155X

Florence + The Machine, Delilah

TV One’s oracle prediction: In all fairness, Missy or FKA Twigs SHOULD win this one. But let’s BEY real!

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BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé, Formation

Coldplay, Up&Up

Adele, Hello

David Bowie, Lazarus

Tame Impala, The Less I Know the Better

TV One’s oracle prediction: This will be another battle of the popular kids but Tame Impala will pull through.

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé, Formation

Adele, Hello

David Bowie, Lazarus

Alesso, I Wanna Know

Ariana Grande, Into You

TV One’s oracle prediction: The video was in Sepia…. SEPIA! Who does that? Only Adele.

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BEST EDITING

Beyoncé, Formation

Adele, Hello

Fergie, M.I.L.F.$

David Bowie, Lazarus

Ariana Grande, Into You

TV One’s oracle prediction: We see the gender-defying legend taking this one home.

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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

TV One’s oracle prediction: Visual effects is what Coldplay does! Everyone else, stay in your lane.

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