We were already excited for MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards, which arrive August 30 and get served up on a golden platter by our gal, host Miley Cyrus. But holy shit, here’s some news: the VMAs iconic “Moonman” statue has scored a rare makeover, courtesy of Cyrus’ friend, fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
SPINreports that this is “only the second time the trophy’s look has had a major overhaul, having been redesigned by KAWS for 2013’s show in Brooklyn. Scott’s statue is subtly rainbow colored and boasts a big peace sign necklace and the designers’ signature sneakers.” Varietysays MTV has no additional plans to further modify the “Moonman.”
We dig the colors.
For the upcoming awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and broadcast on MTV, Kendrick Lamar leads all artists with five nominations, including Video of the Year for “Alright.” Taylor Swift comes in with four noms, and Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé check in with three apiece. In addition to Kendrick’s clip, the other Video of the Year nominees are Beyoncé’s “7/11”,
Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”, Taylor Swift featuring Lamar in “Bad Blood”, and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars in “Uptown Funk.”
For the full list of nominees, click here. Check out Cyrus holding the trophy in the video below, and a better look at the statue after the jump…