Read (and watch) the nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Read (and watch) the nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
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MTV announced the nominees for the Video Music Awards on July 26, and Beyoncé is leading the pack with a whopping 11 nominations. The VMAs will air on August 28th, and based on the list of nominees, everyone who's anyone right now will be there. Queen Bey's epic visual album, "Lemonade," was nominated for Best Longform Video and basically every creative category, and "Formation" was nominated as a standalone vid.

Adele came in second, with eight nominations. Her single "Hello" is up for Video of the Year. Drake's bizarre Dad Dance extravaganza "Hotline Bling" is also up for the award, as are Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Kanye West's very NSFW "Famous" (for which some think West should be sorry).

Here are all the big nominees, so you can start psyching yourself up for the event that brought us such crucial cultural milestones as "Miley what's good?" and "Imma let you finish."

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele - 'Hello' - Director: Xavier Dolan


Beyoncé – 'Formation' - Director: Melina Matsoukas

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfMlFxrMb18


Drake – 'Hotline Bling' - Director: Director X


Justin Bieber – 'Sorry' - Director: Parris Goebel

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Kanye West – 'Famous' - Director: Kanye West



BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – 'Hello' - Director: Xavier Dolan
Beyoncé – 'Hold Up' - Director: Jonas Åkerlund, 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

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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

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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

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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 Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

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Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Read the rest of the nominees (and vote!) over at MTV.

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