Quick, who and what won Video of the Year in the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? The answer: This year’s host, of course.
Our homegirl Miley Cyrus came in like a “Wrecking Ball” a year ago at the VMAs, and this year’s crop of Video of the Year nominees have just as much pop force. This year the top category, to be determined tonight, features Kendrick Lamar for “Alright,” Ed Sheeran for “Thinking Out Loud,” Beyoncé for “7/11,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk,” and Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar for “Bad Blood.”
We think that last one is going to win.
If it doesn’t, Ms. Swift should do just fine anyway during tonight’s awards shitshow at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, as she’s up for nine other awards, including Best Female Video (“Blank Space”), Pop Video (“Blank Space”), Song of Summer (“Bad Blood”), and more. For a full list of the 2015 nominees, click here.
And in case you haven’t watched all five of the Video Of The Year nominations a million times already, catch up on the alleged cream of the crop with the embeds below. The VMAs kick off with a live broadcast starting at 9 p.m. east coast time.
2015 MTV VMA VIDEO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar: 488,845,212 YouTube plays
Beyoncé – “7/11”: 254,099,924 YouTube plays
Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars: 965,919,051 YouTube plays
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”: 20,714,329 YouTube plays
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”: 687,510,661 YouTube plays