2020 Golden Globes Winners Recap

Last night the 2020 Golden Globes took place! And of course, we’re here to give you a recap of all the winners throughout the star-studded night!

Best Television Series – Drama

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Succession (WINNER)
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show


Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

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Fleabag (WINNER)
Barry
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Chernobyl (WINNER)
Catch-22
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (WINNER)
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

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Ramy Youssef, Ramy (WINNER)
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

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Olivia Colman, The Crown (WINNER)
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

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Brian Cox, Succession (WINNER)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Stellan SkarsgårdChernobyl (WINNER)
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Henry Winkler, Barry


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Patricia Arquette, The Act (WINNER)
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown


Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice (WINNER)
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (WINNER)
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey KingThe Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

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“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (Rocketman) — Elton John & Bernie Taupin (WINNER)
“Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats) — Taylor Swift & Andrew Lloyd Webber
“Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2) — Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Spirit” (The Lion King) — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh
“Stand Up” (Harriet) — Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

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Hildur Gudnadóttir, Joker (WINNER)
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn

Best Foreign-Language Film

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Parasite (WINNER)
The Farewell
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Best Animated Feature Film

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Missing Link (WINNER)
Frozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Toy Story 4


Best Motion Picture – Drama

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1917 (WINNER)
The Irishman
Joker
Marriage Story
The Two Popes


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (WINNER)
Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Rocketman


Best Director – Motion Picture

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Sam Mendes, 1917 (WINNER)
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Joaquin Phoenix, Joker (WINNER)
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Renée Zellweger, Judy (WINNER)
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Taron Egerton, Rocketman (WINNER)
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Awkwafina, The Farewell (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

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Laura Dern, Marriage Story (WINNER)
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

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Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (WINNER)
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

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Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (WINNER)
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho and Jin Won Han, Parasite
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman


What are your thoughts on the 2020 Golden Globes? Any snubs? We definitely think that there should have been some female representation in the “Best Director” category. Hollywood Foreign Press, we’re looking at you.

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The American Music Awards Gave a Night of Surprises

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The 47th American Music Awards just happened, and it was definitely one for the books! Full of legendary performers and music deserved awards, the night was one to remember. Opening up the show, Selena Gomez graced the stage for her first live performance in a long time, and her performance was followed by this year’s host, Ciara who performed her new song “Melanin,” where she brought out Lala Anthony. And these were just the first in the night of amazing performances.

Ke$ha brought out Big Freedia as she sang her newest song, “Raising Hell,” and also surprised everyone by singing, “Tik Tok” at the end of her performance. Post Malone continued the night of on-stage collaborations as he brought out Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and Watt to the stage during his set.

In line with the amazing performances, Halsey gave us a very colorful rendition of “Graveyard,” as her artistic side arose to her throwing paint all across the all-white stage set she began with.

Legends graced the AMA stage last night as well, with Toni Braxton singing her famous hit, “Un-Break My Heart,” celebrating it’s win many years ago, and Shania Twain singing a medley of her favorite tracks to close out the show.

In her highly anticipated performance, Taylor Swift was able to perform songs, new and old, with a perfectly crafted medley showcasing some of her best-known works. Swift reminded us why she deserved, Artist of the Decade with an amazing medley of “The Man,” “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Blank Space,” “Shake it Off” and “Lover.” She even brought out some special guests, like Halsey and Camila Cabello for “Shake it Off,” and ballet dancers Misty Copeland and Craig Hall stealing the spotlight during “Lover.”

Christina Aguilera and a Great Big World gave us another amazing collaboration that they debuted a new single on the award show last night entitled, “Fall On Me.” Aguilera brought amazing vocals as expected and they slowed the show perfectly.

Many artists were surprised by their wins last night and thanked the show for being more about the fans than the industry. Check out a list of last night’s winners.

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Halsey, “Without Me”
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Panic! At The Disco, “High Hopes”
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy”
Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Meek Mill, Championships
Post Malone, Hollywood’s Bleeding
Travis Scott, Astroworld

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Kane Brown, “Experiment”
Dan + Shay, “Dan + Shay”
Carrie Underwood, “Cry Pretty”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Post Malone, “Wow.”
Travis Scott, “SICKO MODE”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Ella Mai

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown, Indigo
Khalid, Free Spirit
Ella Mai, Ella Mai

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Khalid, “Talk”
Lizzo, “Juice”
Ella Mai, “Trip”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Billie Eilish
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai

TOUR OF THE YEAR
BTS
Ariana Grande
Elton John
P!nk
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
BTS
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande, thank u, next
Taylor Swift, Lover

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
Ariana Grande, “7 rings”
Halsey, “Without Me”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Drake
Khalid
Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Maroon 5
P!nk
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Avicii
Marshmello
The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
A Star is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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2019 Grammy Nominations Are Here!

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It’s the time of the year for award shows, and the nominations for one of music’s biggest events were just released!

To gain eligibility for a Grammy award, this year projects had to have been released between Oct. 1, 2018 and Aug. 31, 2019. Take a look at the full list of nominees for you right here!

Song of the Year

  • “Always Remember Us This Way,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • “Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • “Hard Place,” Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • “Lover,” Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • “Norman F****** Rockwell” Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • “Someone You Loved,” Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
  • “Truth Hurts,” Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Record of the Year

  • “7 rings,” Ariana Grande
  • “Hard Place,” H.E.R.
  • “bad guy,” Billie Eilish
  • “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
  • “Hey, Ma,” Bon Iver
  • “Talk,” Khalid
  • “Sunflower,” Post Malone and Swae Lee

Album of the Year

  • i,i – Bon Iver
  • Norman F****** Rockwell -, Lana Del Rey
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
  • thank u, next – Ariana Grande
  • I Used To Know Her – H.E.R.
  • 7 – Lil Nas X
  • Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) – Lizzo
  • Father Of The Bride – Vampire Weekend

Best New Artist

  • Black Pumas
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalía
  • Tank & The Bangas
  • Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Spirit,” Beyonce
  • “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
  • “7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
  • “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
  • “You Need To Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

Best R&B Performance

  • “Love Again,” Daniel Caesar and Brandy
  • “Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane
  • “Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller
  • “Come Home,” Anderson .Paak feat. Andre 3000
  • “Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye

Best Rap Album

  • Revenge of the Dreamers 3 – Dreamville
  • Championships – Meek Mill
  • I Am Greater Than I Was – 21 Savage
  • IGOR – Tyler, The Creator
  • The Lost Boy – YBN Cordae

Best Country Song

  • “Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
  • “It All Comes Out In The Wash,” Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • “Some Of It,” Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
  • “Speechless,” Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande & Social House
  • “Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
  • “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee
  • “Señorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Sì – Andrea Bocelli
  • Love (Deluxe Edition) – Michael Bublé
  • Look Now – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • A Legendary Christmas – John Legend
  • Walls – Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • The Lion King: The Gift – Beyoncé
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
  • Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
  • No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
  • Lover – Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording

  • “Linked,” Bonobo, Simon Green, producer; Simon Green, mixer
  • “Got To Keep On,” The Chemical Brothers, The Chemical Brothers, producers; Steve Dub Jones & Tom Rowlands, mixers
  • “Piece Of Your Heart,” Meduza featuring Goodboys, Simone Giani, Luca De Gregorio & Mattia Vitale, producers; Simone Giani, Luca De Gregorio & Mattia Vitale, mixers
  • “Underwater,” Rüfüs Du Sol, Jason Evigan & Rüfüs Du Sol, producers; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, mixer
  • “Midnight Hour,” Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Boys Noize & Skrillex,” producers; Skrillex, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • LP5 – Apparat
  • No Geography -The Chemical Brothers
  • Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) – Flume
  • Solace – Rüfüs Du Sol
  • Weather – Tycho

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Ancestral Recall – Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
  • Star People Nation -Theo Croker
  • Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! – Mark Guiliana
  • Elevate – Lettuce
  • Mettavolution -Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Best Rock Performance

  • “Pretty Waste,” Bones UK
  • “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
  • “History Repeats,” Brittany Howard
  • “Woman,” Karen O & Danger Mouse
  • “Too Bad,” Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance

  • “Astorolus – The Great Octopus,” Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi
  • “Humanicide,” Death Angel
  • “Bow Down,” I Prevail
  • “Unleashed,” Killswitch Engage
  • “7Empest,” Tool

Best Rock Song

  • “Fear Inoculum,” Tool, songwriters (Tool)
  • “Give Yourself A Try,” George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
  • “Harmony Hall,” Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
  • “History Repeats,” Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
  • “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

Best Rock Album

  • Amo – Bring Me The Horizon
  • Social Cues – Cage The Elephant
  • In the End -The Cranberries
  • Trauma – I Prevail
  • Feral Roots – Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album

  • U.F.O.F. – Big Thief
  • Assume Form – James Blake
  • I,I – Bon Iver
  • Father Of The Bride – Vampire Weekend
  • Anima – Thom Yorke

Best R&B Performance

  • “Love Again,” Daniel Caesar & Brandy
  • “Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller
  • “Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane
  • “Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye
  • “Come Home,” Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Time Today,” BJ The Chicago Kid
  • “Steady Love,” India.Arie
  • “Jerome,” Lizzo
  • “Real Games,” Lucky Daye
  • “Built For Love,” PJ Morton featuring Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song

  • “Could’ve Been,” Dernst Emile Ii, David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller)
  • “Look At Me Now,” Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King)
  • “No Guidance,” Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown featuring Drake)
  • “Roll Some Mo,” David Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye)
  • “Say So,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton featuring Jojo)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Apollo XXI – Steve Lacy
  • Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) – Lizzo
  • Overload – Georgia Anne Muldrow
  • Saturn – NAO
  • Being Human In Public – Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album

  • 1123 – BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Painted – Lucky Daye
  • Ella Mai – Ella Mai
  • Paul – PJ Morton
  • Ventura – Anderson Paak

Best Rap Performance

  • “Middle Child,” J. Cole
  • “Suge,” Dababy
  • “Down Bad,” Dreamville featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy
  • “Racks In The Middle,” Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
  • “Clout,” Offset featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • “Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
  • “Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby & Gunna
  • “Panini,” Lil Nas X
  • “Ballin,” Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “The London,” Young Thug featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

  • “Bad Idea,” Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper)
  • “Gold Roses,” Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross featuring Drake)
  • “A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
  • “Racks In The Middle,” Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
  • “Suge,” DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

Best Rap Album

  • Revenge of the Dreamers III – Dreamville
  • Championships – Meek Mill
  • I Am > I Was – 21 Savage
  • IGOR, Tyler – The Creator
  • The Lost Boy – YBN Cordae

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “All Your’n,” Tyler Childers
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley Mcbryde
  • “Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson
  • “God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
  • “Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
  • “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne
  • “Speechless,” Dan + Shay
  • “The Daughters,” Little Big Town
  • “Common,” Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song

  • “Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
  • “It All Comes Out In The Wash,” Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • “Some Of It,” Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
  • “Speechless,” Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Country Album

  • Desperate Man – Eric Church
  • Stronger Than The Truth – Reba McEntire
  • Interstate Gospel -Pistol Annies
  • Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
  • While I’m Livin’ – Tanya Tucker

Best New Age Album

  • Fairy Dreams – David Arkenstone
  • Homage To Kindness -David Darling
  • Wings – Peter Kater
  • Verve – Sebastian Plano
  • Deva – Deva Premal

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “Elsewhere,” Melissa Aldana, soloist
  • “Sozinho,” Randy Brecker, soloist
  • “Tomorrow Is The Question,” Julian Lage, soloist
  • “The Windup,” Branford Marsalis, soloist
  • “Sightseeing,” Christian McBride, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Thirsty Ghost – Sara Gazarek
  • Love & Liberation – Jazzmeia Horn
  • Alone Together – Catherine Russell
  • 12 Little Spells – Esperanza Spalding
  • Screenplay – The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • In The Key Of The Universe – Joey Defrancesco
  • The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul – Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • Christian Mcbride’s New Jawn – Christian Mcbride
  • Finding Gabriel – Brad Mehldau
  • Come What May – Joshua Redman Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Triple Helix – Anat Cohen Tentet
  • Dancer In Nowhere – Miho Hazama
  • Hiding Out – Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
  • The Omni-American Book Club – Brian Lynch Big Band
  • One Day Wonder – Terraza Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Antidote – Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
  • Sorte!: Music By John Finbury -Thalma De Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
  • Una Noche Con Rubén Blades -Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades
  • Carib – David Sánchez
  • Sonero: The Music Of Ismael Rivera – Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • “Love Theory,” Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
  • “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus,” Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan, Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters
  • “See The Light,” Travis Greene featuring Jekalyn Carr
  • “Speak The Name,” Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant
  • “This Is A Move (Live),” Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • “Only Jesus,” Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
  • “God Only Knows,” for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
  • “Haven’t Seen It Yet,” Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
  • “God’s Not Done With You (Single Version),” Tauren Wells
  • “Rescue Story,” Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

  • Long Live Love – Kirk Franklin
  • Goshen – Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
  • Tunnel Vision – Gene Moore
  • Settle Here – William Murphy
  • Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album – CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • I Know A Ghost – Crowder
  • Burn The Ships – For KING & COUNTRY
  • Haven’t Seen It Yet – Danny Gokey
  • The Elements – Tobymac
  • Holy Roar – Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Testimony – Gloria Gaynor
  • Deeper Oceans – Joseph Habedank
  • His Name Is Jesus – Tim Menzies
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – (Various Artists), Jerry Salley, producer

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Vida – Luis Fonsi
  • 11:11 – Maluma
  • Montaner – Ricardo Montaner
  • #Eldisco – Alejandro Sanz
  • Fantasia – Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • X 100Pre – Bad Bunny
  • Oasis – J Balvin & Bad Bunny
  • Indestructible – Flor De Toloache
  • Almadura – iLe
  • El Mal Querer – ROSALÍA

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)

  • Caminando – Joss Favela
  • Percepción – Intocable
  • Poco A Poco – La Energia Norteña
  • 20 Aniversario – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • De Ayer Para Siempre – Mariachi Los Camperos

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Opus – Marc Anthony
  • Tiempo Al Tiempo – Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
  • Candela – Vicente García
  • Literal – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
  • A Journey Through Cuban Music – Aymée Nuviola

Best American Roots Performance

  • “Saint Honesty,”Sara Bareilles
  • “Father Mountain,”Calexico And Iron & Wine
  • “I’m On My Way,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
  • “Call My Name,” I’m With Her
  • “Faraway Look,” Yola

Best American Roots Song

  • “Black Myself,” Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
  • “Call My Name,” Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her)
  • “Crossing to Jerusalem,” Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
  • “Faraway Look,” Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More,” Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

Best Americana Album

  • Years to Burn – Calexico And Iron & Wine
  • Who Are You Now – Madison Cunningham
  • Oklahoma – Keb’ Mo’
  • Tales of America – J.S. Ondara
  • Walk Through Fire – Yola

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Tall Fiddler – Michael Cleveland
  • Live in Prague, Czech Republic – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Toil, Tears & Trouble – The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
  • Royal Traveller – Missy Raines
  • If You Can’t Stand The Heat – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Kingfish – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Tall, Dark & Handsome – Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men
  • Sitting On Top Of The Blues – Bobby Rush
  • Baby, Please Come Home – Jimmie Vaughan
  • Spectacular Class – Jontavious Willis

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • This Land – Gary Clark Jr.
  • Venom & Faith – Larkin Poe
  • Brighter Days – Robert Randolph & The Family Band
  • Somebody Save Me – Sugaray Rayford
  • Keep On – Southern Avenue

Best Folk Album

  • My Finest Work Yet – Andrew Bird
  • Rearrange My Heart – Che Apalache
  • Patty Griffin – Patty Griffin
  • Evening Machines – Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Front Porch – Joy Williams

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Kalawai’anui – Amy Hānaiali’i
  • When It’s Cold, Cree Round Dance Songs – Northern Cree
  • Good Time – Ranky Tanky
  • Recorded Live at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Rebirth Brass Band
  • Hawaiian Lullaby – Various Artists, Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, producers

Best Reggae Album

  • Rapture – Koffee
  • As I Am – Julian Marley
  • The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics – Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
  • Mass Manipulation – Steel Pulse
  • More Work To Be Done – Third World

Best World Music Album

  • Gece – Altin Gün
  • What Heat – Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
  • African Giant – Burna Boy
  • Fanm D’ayiti – Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
  • Celia – Angelique Kidjo

Best Children’s Album

  • Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype – Jon Samson
  • Flying High! – Caspar Babypants
  • I Love Rainy Days – Daniel Tashian
  • The Love – Alphabet Rockers
  • Winterland – The Okee Dokee Brothers

Best Spoken Word Album

  • Beastie Boys Book – Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers 
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama 
  • I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years as a Two-time Cancer Survivor – Eric Alexandrakis 
  • Mr. Know-It-All – John Waters 
  • Sekou Andrews & the String Theory – Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Comedy Album

  • Quality Time – Jim Gaffigan
  • Relatable – Ellen Degeneres
  • Right Now – Aziz Ansari
  • Son of Patricia – Trevor Noah
  • Sticks & Stones – Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Ain’t Too Proud: the Life and Times of the Temptations – Saint Aubyn, Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope & Ephraim Sykes, Principal Soloists; Scott M. Riesett, Producer (original Broadway Cast)
  • Hadestown – Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, Principal Soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, Producers (anaïs Mitchell, Composer & Lyricist) (original Broadway Cast)
  • Moulin Rouge! the Musical – Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit, Principal Soloists; Justin Levine, Baz Luhrmann, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, Producers (original Broadway Cast)
  • The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in Four Contemporary Suites – Imogen Heap, Producer; Imogen Heap, Composer (imogen Heap)
  • Oklahoma! – Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, Principal Soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, Producers (richard Rodgers, Composer; Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • The Lion King: The Songs – Various Artists
  • Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Various Artists
  • Rocketman – Taron Egerton
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Various Artists
  • A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Avengers: Endgame – Alan Silvestri, Composer
  • Chernobyl – Hildur Guðnadóttir, Composer
  • Game of Thrones: Season 8 – Ramin Djawadi, Composer
  • The Lion King – Hans Zimmer, Composer
  • Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman, Composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” from Toy Story 4, Randy Newman; Songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
  • “Girl in the Movies” from Dumplin’, Dolly Parton & Linda Perry; Songwriters (Dolly Parton)
  • “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” from A Star is Born, Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere; Songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
  • “Spirit” from The Lion King, Beyoncé Knowles-carter, Timothy Mckenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh; Songwriter (Beyoncé)
  • “Suspirium” from Suspiria, Thom Yorke; Songwriter (Thom Yorke)

Best Instrumental Composition

  • “Begin Again,” Fred Hersch; Composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted by Vince Mendoza)
  • “Crucible for Crisis,” Brian Lynch; Composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
  • “Love, A Beautiful Force,” Vince Mendoza; Composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
  • “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” John Williams; Composer (John Williams)
  • “Walkin’ Funny,” Christian Mcbride; Composer (Christian Mcbride)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • “Blue Skies,” Kris Bowers; Arranger (Kris Bowers)
  • “Hedwig’s Theme,” John Williams; Arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
  • “La Novena,” Emilio Solla; Arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
  • “Love, A Beautiful Force,” Vince Mendoza; Arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
  • “Moon River,” Jacob Collier; Arranger (Jacob Collier)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • “All Night Long,” Jacob Collier; Arranger (Jacob Collier feat. Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)
  • “Jolene,” Geoff Keezer; Arranger (Sara Gazarek)
  • “Marry Me a Little,” Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo; Arrangers (Cyrille Aimée)
  • “Over the Rainbow,” Vince Mendoza;’ Arranger (Trisha Yearwood)
  • “12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine),” Esperanza Spalding; Arranger (Esperanza Spalding)

Best Recording Package

  • Anónimas & Resilientes – Luisa María Arango, Carlos Dussan, Manuel García-orozco & Juliana Jaramillo-buenaventura, Art Directors (Voces Del Bullerengue)
  • Chris Cornell – Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura & Joe Spix, Art Directors (Chris Cornell)
  • Hold That Tiger – Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang, Art Directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)
  • i,i – Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, Art Directors (Bon Iver)
  • Intellexual – Irwan Awalludin, Art Director (Intellexual)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Anima – Stanley Donwood & Tchocky, Art Directors (Thom Yorke)
  • Gold in Brass Age – Amanda Chiu, Mark Farrow & David Gray, Art Directors (David Gray)
  • 1963: New Directions – Josh Cheuse, Art Director (John Coltrane)
  • The Radio Recordings 1939-1945 – Marek Polewski, Art Director (Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker)
  • Woodstock: Back to the Garden, the Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive – Masaki Koike, Art Director (Various Artists)

Best Album Notes

  • The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions – Judy Cantor-Navas, Album Notes Writer (Various Artists)
  • The Gospel According to Malaco – Robert Marovich, Album Notes Writer (Various Artists)
  • Pedal Steel + Four Corners – Brendan Greaves, Album Notes Writer (Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band)
  • Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection – Jeff Place, Album Notes Writer (Pete Seeger) Stax ’68: A Memphis Story, Steve Greenberg, Album Notes Writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album

  • The Girl from Chickasaw County, The Complete Capitol Masters – Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, Compilation Producers; Simon Gibson, Mastering Engineer (Bobbie Gentry)
  • The Great Comeback: Horowitz at Carnegie Hall – Robert Russ, Compilation Producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, Mastering Engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)
  • Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 – Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Macgowan & Matt Sullivan, Compilation Producers; John Baldwin, Mastering Engineer (Various Artists)
  • Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection – Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, Compilation Producers; Pete Reiniger, Mastering Engineer (Pete Seeger)
  • Woodstock: Back to the Garden, The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive – Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, Compilation Producers; Dave Schultz, Mastering Engineer (Various Artists)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • All These Things – Tchad Blake, Adam Greenspan & Rodney Shearer, Engineers; Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
  • Ella Mai – Chris “Shaggy” Ascher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, Engineers; Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer (Ella Mai)
  • Run Home Slow -Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, Engineers; Joe Carra, Mastering Engineer (The Teskey Brothers)
  • Scenery – Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, Engineers; Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer (Emily King)
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Jack Antonoff: Kevin Abstract, Arizona Baby; Taylor Swift, Lover; Lana Del Rey, Norman F****** Rockwell!; Red Hearse, Red Hearse​
  • Dan Auerbach: Leo Bud Welch, The Angels In Heaven Done Signed My Name; The Black Keys, “Let’s Rock”; The Gibson Brothers, Mockingbird; Night Beats, Myth Of A Man; Dee White, Southern Gentleman; Yola, Walk Through Fire
  • John Hill: Young The Giant, “Heat Of The Summer”; Khalid, “Hundred”; Carly Rae Jepsen, “No Drug Like Me”; Khalid With John Mayer, “Outta My Head”; Cage The Elephant, Social Cues; Young The Giant, “Superposition”; Carly Rae Jepsen, “Too Much”; Khalid, “Vertigo”; Imagine Dragons, “Zero” (From Ralph Breaks The Internet)
  • Finneas: Billie Eilish, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  • Ricky Reed: Fidlar, Almost Free; Maggie Rogers, “Burning”; X Ambassadors feat. K.Flay, “Confidence”; Lizzo, “Juice”; Maren Morris, “Kingdom Of One”; ZA feat. The Weeknd & Travis Scott, “Power Is Power”; Lizzo feat. Missy Elliott, “Tempo”; Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”; Ross Golan, The Wrong Man

Best Remixed Recording

  • “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix),” Tracy Young, Remixer (Madonna)
  • “Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix),” Wuki, Remixer (Miley Cyrus)
  • “The One (High Contrast Remix),” Lincoln Barrett, Remixer (Jorja Smith)
  • “Swim (Ford. Remix),” Luc Bradford, Remixer (Mild Minds)
  • “Work it (Soulwax Remix),” David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, Remixers (Marie Davidson)

Best Immersive Audio Album

  • Chain Tripping – Luke Argilla, Immersive Audio Engineer; Jurgen Scharpf, Immersive Audio Mastering Engineer; Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans & Rob Kieswetter, Immersive Audio Producers (Yacht)
  • Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances – Jim Anderson, Immersive Audio Engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, Immersive Audio Mastering Engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, Immersive Audio Producer (Ken-david Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra)
  • Lux – Morten Lindberg, Immersive Audio Engineer; Morten Lindberg, Immersive Audio Mastering Engineer; Morten Lindberg, Immersive Audio Producer (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor)
  • The Orchestral Organ – Keith O. Johnson, Immersive Audio Engineer; Keith O. Johnson, Immersive Audio Mastering Engineer; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, Immersive Audio Producers (Jan Kraybill)
  • The Savior – Bob Clearmountain, immersive audio engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Michael Marquart & Dave Way, immersive audio producers (A Bad Think)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Aequa – Anna Thorvaldsdóttir – Daniel Shores, Engineer; Daniel Shores, Mastering Engineer (International Contemporary Ensemble)
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 – Mark Donahue, Engineer; Mark Donahue, Mastering Engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Rachmaninoff, Hermitage Piano Trio – Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, Engineers; Keith O. Johnson, Mastering Engineer (Hermitage Piano Trio)
  • Riley: Sun Rings – Leslie Ann Jones, Engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, Mastering Engineer (Kronos Quartet)
  • Wolfe: Fire in My Mouth – Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, Engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, Mastering Engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, the Crossing, Young People’s Chorus of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh: Artifacts – The Music Of Michael McGlynn (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale); Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Fantaisie Sur La Tempête De Shakespeare (Andrew Davis & Toronto Symphony Orchestra); Copland: Billy The Kid; Grohg (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra); Duruflé: Complete Choral Works (Robert Simpson & Houston Chamber Choir); Glass: Symphony No. 5 (Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Youth Chorus, Downtown Voices & Novus NY); Sander: The Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom (Peter Jermihov & PaTRAM Institute Singers); Smith, K.: Canticle (Craig Hella Johnson & Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble); Visions Take Flight (Mei-Ann Chen & ROCO)
  • James Ginsburg: Project W – Works By Diverse Women Composers (Mei-Ann Chen & Chicago Sinfonietta); Silenced Voices (Black Oak Ensemble); 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos (Jory Vinikour, Scott Speck & Chicago Philharmonic); Twentieth Century Oboe Sonatas (Alex Klein & Phillip Bush); Winged Creatures & Other Works For Flute, Clarinet, And Orchestra (Anthony McGill, Demarre McGill, Allen Tinkham & Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra)
  • Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin: Bates: Children Of Adam; Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem (Steven Smith, Erin R. Freeman, Richmond Symphony & Chorus); The Orchestral Organ (Jan Kraybill); The Poetry Of Places (Nadia Shpachenko); Rachmaninoff – Hermitage Piano Trio (Hermitage Piano Trio)
  • Morten Lindberg: Himmelborgen (Elisabeth Holte, Kåre Nordstoga & Uranienborg Vokalensemble); Kleiberg: Do You Believe In Heather? (Various Artists); Ljos (Fauna Vokalkvintett); LUX (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor); Trachea (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola Cantorum); Veneliti (Håkon Daniel Nystedt & Oslo Kammerkor)
  • Dirk Sobotka: Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 – Manfred Honeck, Conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Copland: Billy the Kid; Grohg – Leonard Slatkin, Conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
  • Norman: Sustain – Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Transatlantic – Louis Langrée, Conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
  • Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 – Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)

Best Opera Recording

  • Benjamin: Lessons in Love & Violence – George Benjamin, Conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; James Whitbourn, Producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House)
  • Berg: Wozzec – Marc Albrecht, Conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, Producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus of Dutch National Opera)
  • Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs De Versailles – Paul O’dette & Stephen Stubbs, Conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-seevers, Producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
  • Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox – Gil Rose, Conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, Producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus)
  • Wagner: Lohengrin – Christian Thielemann, Conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier & Georg Zeppenfeld; Eckhard Glauche, Producer (Festspielorchester Bayreuth; Festspielchor Bayreuth)

Best Choral Performance

  • Boyle: Voyages – Donald Nally, Conductor (The Crossing)
  • Duruflé: Complete Choral Works – Robert Simpson, Conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir)
  • The Hope of Loving – Craig Hella Johnson, Conductor (Conspirare)
  • Sander: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom – Peter Jermihov, Conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; Patram Institute Singers)
  • Smith, K.: The Arc in the Sky – Donald Nally, Conductor (The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall to Earth – Christopher Rountree & Wild Up
  • Freedom & Faith – PUBLIQuartet
  • Perpetulum – Third Coast Percussion
  • Rachmaninoff, Hermitage Piano Trio – Hermitage Piano Trio
  • Shaw: Orange, Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • The Berlin Recital – Yuja Wang
  • Higdon: Harp Concerto – Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, Conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Marsalis: Violin Concerto – Fiddle Dance Suite, Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • The Orchestral Organ – Jan Kraybill
  • Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin – Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, Conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • The Edge of Silence, Works for Voice by György Kurtág – Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)
  • Himmelsmusik – Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, Conductor; L’arpeggiata, Ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)
  • Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 24, Kerner-lieder Op. 35 – Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, Accompanist
  • Songplay – Joyce Didonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, Accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco)
  • A Te, O Cara – Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, Conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium

  • American Originals 1918 – John Morris Russell, Conductor; Elaine Martone, Producer
  • Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 ‘Heichalos’; Guitar Concerto; Starburst – Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor; Tim Handley, Producer
  • Meltzer: Songs and Structures – Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, Producers
  • The Poetry of Places – Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, Producers
  • Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel D’hiver – Hannu Lintu, Conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, Producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Bermel: Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra – Derek Bermel, Composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)
  • Higdon: Harp Concerto – Jennifer Higdon, Composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major – Wynton Marsalis, Composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Norman: Sustain – Andrew Norman, Composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Shaw: Orange – Caroline Shaw, Composer (Attacca Quartet)
  • Wolfe: Fire in My Mouth – Julia Wolfe, Composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Best Music Video

  • “We’ve Got to Try,” Ellie Fry, Video Director; Ninian Doff, Video Producer (The Chemical Brothers)
  • “This Land,” Savanah Leaf, Video Director; Jason Cole, Danielle Hinde & Alicia Martinez, Video Producers (Gary Clark Jr.)
  • “Cellophane,” Andrew Thomas Huang, Video Director; Alex Chamberlain, Video Producer (FKA Twigs)
  • “Old Town Road (Official Movie),” Calmatic, Video Director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, Video Producers (Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • “Glad He’s Gone,” Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, Video Directors; Nathan Schottenfels, Video Producer (Tove Lo)

Best Music Film

  • Homecoming – Beyoncé Knowles-carter & Ed Burke, Video Directors; Dora Melissa Vargas, Video Producer (Beyoncé)
  • Remember My Name – A.J. Eaton, Video Director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, Video Producers (David Crosby)
  • Birth of the Cool – Stanley Nelson, Video Director; Nicole London, Video Producer (Miles Davis)
  • Shangri-La – Morgan Neville, Video Director; Emma Baiada, Video Producer (Various Artists)
  • Anima – Paul Thomas Anderson, Video Director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, Video Producers (Thom Yorke)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 – Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Copland: Billy the Kid – Grohg, Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
  • Norman: Sustain – Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Transatlantic – Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
  • Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 – Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)

Best Opera Recording

  • Benjamin: Lessons in Love & Violence – George Benjamin, conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House)
  • Berg: Wozzeck – Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera)
  • Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs de Versailles – Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
  • Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox – Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus)
  • Wagner: Lohengrin – Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier & Georg Zeppenfeld; Eckhard Glauche, producer (Festspielorchester Bayreuth; Festspielchor Bayreuth)

Best Choral Performance

  • Boyle: Voyages – Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
  • Durufle: Complete Choral Works – Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir)
  • The Hope of Loving – Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
  • Sander: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom – Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers)
  • Smith, K: The Arc In The Sky – Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall to Earth – Christopher Rountree & Wild Up
  • Freedom & Faith – PUBLIQuartet
  • Perpetulum – Third Coast Percussion
  • Rachmaninoff, Hermitage Piano Trio – Hermitage Piano Trio
  • Shaw: Orange – Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • The Berlin Recital – Yuja Wang
  • Higdon: Harp Concerto – Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Marsalis: Violin Concerto, Fiddle Dance Suite – Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • The Orchestral Organ – Jan Kraybill
  • Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin – Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • The Edge of Silence, Works for Voice by Gyorgy Kurtag, Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)
  • Himmelsmusik – Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’Arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)
  • Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 24, Kerner-Lieder Op. 35 – Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist
  • Songplay – Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco)
  • A Te, O Cara – Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium

  • American Originals 1918 – John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer
  • Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 ‘Heichalos’; Guitar Concerto; Starburst – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
  • Meltzer: Songs and Structures, -Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers
  • The Poetry of Places – Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers
  • Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel D’hiver – Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Bermel: Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra – Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)
  • Higdon: Harp Concerto – Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major – Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Norman: Sustain – Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Shaw: Orange – Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet) Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth, Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Best Music Video

  • “We’ve Got To Try,” The Chemical Brothers, Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer
  • “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., Savanah Leaf, video director; Jason Cole, Danielle Hinde & Alicia Martinez, video producers
  • “Cellophane,” FKA twigs, Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer
  • “Old Town Road (Official Movie),” Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers
  • “Glad He’s Gone,” Tove Lo, Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Nathan Schottenfels, video producer

Best Music Film

  • Homecoming -Beyoncé, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke, video directors; Dora Melissa Vargas, video producer
  • Remember My Name – David Crosby, A.J. Eaton, video director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, video producers
  • Birth of the Cool – (Miles Davis), Stanley Nelson, video director; Nicole London, video producer
  • Shangri-La – (Various Artists), Morgan Neville, video director; Emma Baiada, video producer
  • Anima – Thom Yorke, Paul Thomas Anderson, video director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, video producers

What do you think of this year’s nominations and who do you predict will take home awards? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @MDRNMAG!

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2019 VMA Live Coverage and Updates

2019 VMA moon man

And the Moonman goes to…

It’s VMAs time and MDRN MAG has you covered with the live updates! We’ll be updating you on all winners, performances, and tea (Kanye we’re looking at you) as the night goes on. So stay tuned, get comfy, and look out for the updates on the 2019 VMAs!

Where to Watch

The 36th VMAs will be airing Aug. 26th at 8p.m ET/PT live from New Jersey on MTV. You can also live-stream it from MTV Live.

Fans can also tune into Twitter to see the MTV VMAs Stan Cam.

What To Expect

The VMAs are known for having some of the most memorial and iconic moments in music history. From Madonna and Britney‘s lip lock to Lady Gaga’s jaw dropping “Paparazzi” performance to the start of the Swift-West fued, MTV holds nothing back. This year will be hosted by comedian, Sebastian Maniscalo, meaning we’re in for a treat!

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One of the things fans are super eager to see is the first performance of “Señiorita.” We’re eager to see if that chemistry on the streets carries over to the stage.

Photo: Normani VEVO

If you are anything like us, you are dying to see Normani perform “Motivation” live at the awards show. She brought it with her 90’s style music video and we know she will be serving tonight. Maybe she’ll do that cool basketball trick again.

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Just announced day of, Miley Cyrus will be performing her new song “Slide Away.” After a whirlwind of a month, we hope that Miley is doing well and gives us the performance of a lifetime.

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A finale for the books! The VMAs are having a star-studded closing performance. Being that this years show is in Jersey, it will be closing with an homage to NJ natives! You’ll see Queen Latifa, Wyclef, Naughty by Nature, Redman and Fetty Wap all share the stage together.

Award Winners

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD – Missy Elliot

MTV FASHION TRAILBLAZER AWARD – Marc Jacobs

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ava Max Billie Eilish H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Rosalia

BEST GROUP
5 Seconds Of Summer
Backstreet Boys
BLACKPINK
BTS
CNCO
Jonas Brothers
Pretty Much
Why Don’t We

BEST POWER ANTHEM
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande “GIRL,” Maren Morris “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign “Mother’s Daughter,” Miley Cyrus “Nightmare,” Halsey
“Tempo,” Lizzo feat. Missy Elliot “Wish Wish,” DJ Khaled feat. Cardi B and 21 Savage “You Need To Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

SONG OF SUMMER
“Bad Guy,” Bilie Eillish Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande and Social House “Call You Mine,” The Chainsmokers feat. Bebe Rexha “Con Altura,” Rosalía and J Balvin feat. El Guincho  “Goodbyes,” Post Malone feat. Yung Thug
“I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber “Mother’s Daughter,” Miley Cyrus “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus “Ransom,” Lil Tecca “Señorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello “Sucker,” Jonas Brothers “Suge,” DaBaby “Talk,” Khalid
“The London,” Tung Thug feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“A Lot,” 21 Savage feat. J. Cole
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish Cardi B
Halsey Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

SONG OF THE YEAR
“In My Feelings,” Drake
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION
“Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey “I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
“Me!,” Taylor Swift feat. Brandon Urie
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus ]
Señorita,Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bazzi Billie Eilish CNCO H.E.R. Lauv
Lizzo

BEST POP VIDEO
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
Easier,” 5 Seconds of Summer
“Please Me,” Cardi B and Bruno Mars
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“Talk,” Khalid
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
“A Lot,” 21 Savage feat. J. Cole
“Higher,” DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Money,” Cardi B
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Rule the World,” 2 Chainz feat. Ariana Grande
“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott feat. Drake

BEST R&B VIDEO
“Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller “Feels Like Summer,” Childish Gambino
“Make it Better,” Anderson Paak feat. Smokey Robinson
“Raise a Man,” Alicia Keys “Trip,” Ella Mai “Waves,” Normani feat. 6lack

BEST LATIN VIDEO
“Con Altura,” Rosalía and J Balvin feat. El Guincho
“Con Calma,” Daddy Yankee feat. Snow
“I Can’t Get Enough,” Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin
“Mala Mia,” Maluma
“Mia,” Bad Bunny feat. Drake
“Secreto,” Anuel AA and Karol G

BEST DANCE VIDEO
“Call You Mine,” The Chainsmokers feat. Bebe Rexha “Electricity,” Silk City and Dua Lipa “Happier,” Marshmello and Bastille “Say My Name,” David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin “Solo,” Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato “Taki Taki,” DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B

BEST ROCK VIDEO
“Bishops Knife Trick,” Fall Out Boy “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco “Love It If We Made It,” The 1975
“Low,” Lenny Kravitz “My Blood,” Twenty One Pilots
“Natural,” Imagine Dragons

BEST K-POP VIDEO
“Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey “Cat and Dog,” Tomorrow X Together “Kill This Love,” Blackpink
“Tempo,” EXO “Regular,” NCT 127
“Who Do You Love,” Monsta X feat. French Montana

VIDEO FOR GOOD
“Earth,” Lil Dicky “Land of the Free,” The Killers
“Nightmare,” Halsey
“Preach,” John Legend
“Runaway Train,” Jamie N Commons and Skylar Grey feat. Gallant
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

Professional Categories

BEST DIRECTION
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish “Cellophane,” FKA Twigs “No New Friends,” LDS “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST ART DIRECTION
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande “Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey
“I Love It,” Kanye West and Lil Pump feat. Adele Givens “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
“Almeda,” Solange “Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey “Cellophane,” FKA Twigs
“Con Altura,” Rosalia and J Balvin feat. El Guincho
“No New Friends,” LSD
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Almeda,” Solange “Hostage,” Billie Eilish
“Me!,” Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande “Tints,” Anderson Paak feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

BEST EDITING
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Almeda,” Solange 
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Tints,” Anderson Paak feat. Kendrick Lamar
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Cellophane,” FKA Twigs
“God is a Woman,” Ariana Grande 
“Just Us,” DJ Khaled feat. SZA
“Me!,” Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie 
“No New Friends,” LSD
“When The Party’s Over,” Billie Eilish 

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Word’s Out on the 2019 VMA Performers

MTV just announced a list of performances for the 2019 VMAs and you’re going to need both hands to count them all.

Shawn Mendes will be taking the stage again. So will he be ditching the wet shirt this year? Ditching the shirt in general!? This is the third consecutive year he’s performed for the VMAs, and at the young age of 21, this makes him the only seasoned vet. Check out a review of Shawn’s current headlining tour entitled Shawn Mendes: The Tour, here.

Also, one glance at the nominee list, and I bet most could guess that the “You Need to Calm Down” singer, Taylor Swift, will also be taking the stage. At ten nominations total, she shares the most noms with fellow pop singer, Ariana Grande. So don’t tell us we need to calm down, it’s freakin’ Taylor Swift, and homegirl puts on a SHOW.

Meanwhile, cue the flute music. Lizzo is scheduled to perform and there’s no doubt she’ll be bringing the juice and hopefully drink it too, with the high energy she brings to her performances. She’s also up for Best New Artist, with her hit “Truth Hurts” currently standing at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 list, right beneath Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello‘s, “Senorita” charting at number three. Camila will also be performing at this year’s VMAs.

Also up for a Best New Artist nomination, among an impressive seven other noms, Lil Nas X will be taking the stage to the old town road. This will be his VMA debut, alongside fellow first-timers and nominees for VMAs Best Latin: Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and ROSALÍA.

The nominee list for the 2019 VMAs is as follows:

Video of The Year

21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot” 
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” 
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” 
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” 
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist of The Year

Cardi B 
Billie Eilish 
Ariana Grande 
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

Best New Artist

Ava Max
Billie Eilish 
H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

Song of the Year

Drake – “In My Feelings” 
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” 
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” 
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” 

Best Collaboration

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” 
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” 
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

Push Artist of the Year

Bazzi
CNCO
Billie Eilish
H.E.R.
Lauv
Lizzo

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” 
Khalid – “Talk”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” 
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Hip-Hop

2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot” 
Cardi B – “Money” 
DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” 
Travis Scott ft. Drake – “SICKO MODE”

Best R&B

Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”
Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” 
H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been” 
Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man” 
Ella Mai – “Trip” 
Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves”

Best Latin

Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto” 
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “MIA” 
benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough”
Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – “Con Calma” 
Maluma – “Mala Mía”
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”

Best Dance

The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo” 
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki” 
David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name” 
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier” 
Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity”

Best Rock

The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It” 
Fall Out Boy – “Bishops Knife Trick” 
Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
Lenny Kravitz – “Low” 
Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes” 
twenty one pilots – “My Blood”

Best K-Pop

BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” 
BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love” 
Monsta X ft. French Montana – “Who Do You Love”
TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog” 
NCT 127 – “Regular” 
EXO – “Tempo”

Video for Good

Halsey – “Nightmare” 
The Killers – “Land of the Free” 
Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – “Runaway Train” 
John Legend – “Preach” 
Lil Dicky – “Earth”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Direction

Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Directed by Dave Meyers
FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Directed by Calmatic​
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Directed by Dano Cerny​
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

Best Art Direction

BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Art Direction by John Richoux​
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter​
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Art Direction by Brittany Porter
Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It” – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler​

Best Choreography

FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna​
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Choreography by Ryan Heffington​
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv
Solange – “Almeda” – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Choreography by Rie Hata

Best Cinematography

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Cinematography by Elias Talbot
Billie Eilish – “hostage” – Cinematography by Pau Castejon
Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst​
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
Solange – “Almeda” – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

Best Editing

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Editing by Elias Talbot
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Editing by Calmatic​
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Editing by Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
Solange – “Almeda” – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Editing by Jarrett Fijal​

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” – Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo
FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog
Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman” – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic
DJ Khaled ft. SZA – “Just Us” – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi​
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer​
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

Remember to vote for your faves while there’s still time! Out of twenty categories, fourteen are open for public voting, and you can do that here.

Words by: Taylor Yunk | Featured Photo: John Salangsang / Shutterstock

VMA Nominations Rob BTS

MTV launched their entire list of nominees for the 2019 Video Music Awards this week! Fans have been sitting at the edge of their seats awaiting the VMA nominations. Well, they’re finally here. And we’re totally facepalming at this year’s line up.

Us looking at the lineup like…

Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are top of the charts with 10 nominees each. They go head to head against each other for awards like Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop. 

Ariana Grande
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This is a big year for the MTV Video Music Awards in terms of expanding their horizons. The newest categories introduced are Best K-Pop and Video for Good. No word yet on the latter category, but we can tell you who’s up for nominees for Best K-Pop. Some of our favorite groups are competing in this category, including BTS, BLACKPINK, Monsta X, NCT 127, EXO, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER.

We’ve been loving every minute of screen time our favorite groups have been getting on air at these award shows. Though, we’re stuck rolling our eyes at the fact these artists weren’t nominated for any of the main categories.

The Bigger Picture

We can’t help but wonder why artists in the K-Pop category weren’t given the chance to compete against Western artists. BTS fans took to Twitter in a frenzy, trending #VMAsRacist and #VMAsAreOverParty.

Which poses the question: Is it xenophobic to give Asian artists their own category rather than recognize them in the same ways as Western artists? In short, yes.

To discriminate against certain groups of artists in order to keep them in a collective category is definitely racist in more aspects than one. Yes, it’s nice to include everyone; but by doing this the VMAs are taking a step in the wrong direction. In order to include everyone, you have to actually include everyone, not segregate them. Narrowing down K-Pop groups to their own category keeps them from beating out Western artists in fan-voted categories. 

The VMAs have a long standing Best Latin category that hasn’t sparked nearly as much outrage online. The artists in both respective categories are bigger than some of the Western artists looking to snag a moonman of their own. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time in award show history that there have been subdivisions designated to a specific ethnic group. 

BTS Boy With Luv
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History Repeats Itself

Award shows have proven themselves to be discriminatory based on race, ethnicity, and gender. The 2016 Oscar nominations recognized all white actors for the second year in a row. Not to mention the fact that the Grammys have their own separate award show for Latin people. While women are leading in nominations this year — go Ariana, Taylor, Halsey, and Billie! — people are still concerned with the lack of diversity.

Others are concerned that the VMAs knew BTS would take all of the moonmen had they been nominated in main categories. (Frankly, they’re not wrong.)

This being said — we welcome all newcomers with open arms. Even if we’re still scratching our heads trying to understand some of the categories. Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish are among the top contenders; Eilish up for nine awards and Nas up for eight. 

Among the crowd will be some familiar faces, including Australian alt rock group 5 Seconds of Summer. And it definitely is safe to say that we’re hoping for a photo op with BTS. Also, for Michael to meet his idol, Yoongi.

The 2019 MTV VMAs will be live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on August 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s the full list of VMA nominations.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole — “a lot” — Epic Records
  • Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy” — Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” — Republic Records
  • Jonas Brothers — “Sucker” — Republic Records
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Cardi B — Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish — Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Ariana Grande — Republic Records
  • Halsey — Astralwerks/Capitol Records
  • Jonas Brothers — Republic Records
  • Shawn Mendes — Island Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Drake — “In My Feelings” — Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records
  • Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” — Republic Records
  • Jonas Brothers — “Sucker” — Republic Records
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper — “Shallow” — Interscope Records
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Ava Max — Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish — Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • H.E.R. — MBK/RCA Records
  • Lil Nas X — Columbia Records
  • Lizzo — Atlantic Records
  • ROSALÍA — Columbia Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper — “Shallow” — Interscope Records
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello — “Señorita” — Island Records
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco — “ME!” — Republic Records
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber — “I Don’t Care” — Atlantic Records
  • BTS ft. Halsey — “Boy With Luv” — Columbia Records

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bazzi — Atlantic Records
  • CNCO — RCA Records
  • Billie Eilish — Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • H.E.R. — MBK/RCA Records
  • Lauv — LAUV/AWAL
  • Lizzo — Atlantic Records

BEST POP

  • 5 Seconds of Summer — “Easier” — Interscope Records
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me” — Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy” — Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Khalid — “Talk” — Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records
  • Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” — Republic Records
  • Jonas Brothers — “Sucker” — Republic Records
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records

BEST HIP HOP

  • 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande — “Rule the World” — 2 Chainz Ps/Def Jam
  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole — “a lot” — Epic Records
  • Cardi B — “Money” — Atlantic Records
  • DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend — “Higher” — We The Best/Epic Records
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records
  • Travis Scott ft. Drake — “SICKO MODE” — Epic Records/Grand Hustle/Cactus Jack

BEST R&B

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson — “Make It Better” — Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music
  • Childish Gambino — “Feels Like Summer” — RCA Records
  • H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller — “Could’ve Been” — MBK/RCA Records
  • Alicia Keys — “Raise A Man” — RCA Records
  • Ella Mai — “Trip” — 10 Summers/Interscope Records
  • Normani ft. 6lack — “Waves” — Keep Cool/RCA Records

BEST K-POP

  • BTS ft. Halsey — “Boy With Luv” — Columbia Records
  • BLACKPINK — “Kill This Love” — YG Entertainment/Interscope Records
  • Monsta X ft. French Montana — “Who Do You Love” — Epic Records
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER — “Cat & Dog” — Republic Records
  • NCT 127 — “Regular” — SM Entertainment
  • EXO — “Tempo” — SM Entertainment

BEST LATIN

  • Anuel AA, Karol G — “Secreto” — Universal Music Latino
  • Bad Bunny ft. Drake — “MIA” — OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records
  • benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin — “I Can’t Get Enough” — NEON16/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope Records
  • Daddy Yankee ft. Snow — “Con Calma” — Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Maluma — “Mala Mía” — Sony Music US Latin
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho — “Con Altura” — Columbia Records

BEST DANCE

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha — “Call You Mine” — Disruptor/Columbia Records
  • Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato — “Solo” — Big Beat/Atlantic Records
  • DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B — “Taki Taki” — DJ Snake Music Productions Ltd/Geffen
  • David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin — “Say My Name” — Big Beat/Atlantic Records
  • Marshmello & Bastille — “Happier” — Capitol Records
  • Silk City & Dua Lipa — “Electricity” — Columbia Records

BEST ROCK

  • The 1975 — “Love It If We Made It” — Dirty Hit/Interscope Records
  • Fall Out Boy — “Bishops Knife Trick” — Island Records
  • Imagine Dragons — “Natural” — KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
  • Lenny Kravitz — “Low” — BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
  • Panic! At The Disco — “High Hopes” — Elektra Music Group
  • twenty one pilots — “My Blood” — Elektra Music Group

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Halsey — “Nightmare” — Astralwerks/Capitol Records
  • The Killers — “Land of the Free” — Island
  • Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant — “Runaway Train” — Interscope Records
  • John Legend — “Preach” — Columbia Records
  • Lil Dicky — “Earth” — Dirty Burd, Inc./Commission/BMG
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” — Darkroom/Interscope Records — Directed by Dave Meyers
  • FKA twigs — “Cellophane” — Young Turks — Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
  • Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” — Republic Records — Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records — Directed by Calmatic
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo — “No New Friends” — Columbia Records — Directed by Dano Cerny
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records — Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” — Darkroom/Interscope Records — Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo
  • FKA twigs — “Cellophane” — Young Turks — Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog
  • Ariana Grande — “God is a Woman” — Republic Records — Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic
  • DJ Khaled ft. SZA — “Just Us” — We The Best/Epic Records — Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo — “No New Friends” — Columbia Records — Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco — “ME!” — Republic Records — Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

BEST EDITING

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Tints” — Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music — Editing by Elias Talbot
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Record — Editing by Calmatic
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” — Darkroom/Interscope Records — Editing by Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande — “7 Rings” — Republic Records — Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
  • Solange — “Almeda” — Columbia Records — Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records — Editing by Jarrett Fijal

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • BTS ft. Halsey — “Boy With Luv” — Columbia Records — Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
  • Ariana Grande — “7 Rings” — Republic Records — Art Direction by John Richoux
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” — Columbia Records — Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello — “Señorita” — Island Records — Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” — Republic Records — Art Direction by Brittany Porter
  • Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens — “I Love It” — Warner Records & Def Jam Music Group — Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • FKA twigs — “Cellophane” — Young Turks — Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho — “Con Altura” — Columbia Records — Choreography by Charm La’Donna
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo — “No New Friends” — Columbia Records — Choreography by Ryan Heffington
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello — “Señorita” — Island Records — Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv
  • Solange — “Almeda” — Columbia Records — Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles
  • BTS ft. Halsey — “Boy With Luv” — Columbia Records — Choreography by Rie Hata

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Tints” — Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music — Cinematography by Elias Talbot
  • Billie Eilish – “hostage” — Darkroom/Interscope Records — Cinematography by Pau Castejon
  • Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” — Republic Records — Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello — “Señorita” — Island Records — Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • Solange — “Almeda” — Columbia Records — Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco — “ME!” — Republic Records — Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

So, who are you hoping to see take home a moonman this year? Here’s our best guesses and silent prayers that we’ll see our faves walk out with one.

Video of the Year – Ariana Grande; Artist of the Year – Halsey; Song of the Year – Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”; Best New Artist – Billie Eilish; Best Collab – BTS ft. Halsey “Boy With Luv”; Push Artist of the Year – Lizzo; Best Pop – 5 Seconds of Summer “Easier”; Best Hip Hop – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road (Remix)”; Best R&B – Childish Gambino “Feels Like Summer”; Best K-Pop – BTS ft. Halsey “Boy With Luv”; Best Latin – Maluma “Mala Mía”; Best Dance – DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, & Cardi B “Taki Taki”; Best Rock – The 1975 “Love It If We Made It”; Video For Good – Halsey “Nightmare”; Best Direction – Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”; Best Visual Effects – Billie Eilish “When the Party’s Over”; Best Editing – Ariana Grande “7 Rings”; Best Art Direction – BTS ft. Halsey “Boy With Luv”; Best Choreography – BTS ft. Halsey “Boy With Luv”; Best Cinematography – Solange “Almeda”.

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Emmy Nominations 2019

Leading the pack with 32 nominations, HBO series Game Of Thrones has set the record for the most Primetime Emmy nominations for a show in a single year.

HBO earned 137 nominations overall, beating its own record for most noms for a network in a single year, after landing 126 in 2015. Netflix came in second with 117 Emmy nominations after topping HBO last year. NBC came in third with 58 total, followed by Amazon with 47 Emmy noms.

After already nominating 7 actors (Kit Harrington, Lena Headley, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), HBO failed to nominate 3 further Game of Thrones actors for an Emmy, but they nominated themselves, and successfully secured their own place (Alfie Allen, Carice van Houten and Gwendoline Christie).

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in TV programming, will be handed out Sunday, Sept. 22. The show will air live on FOX starting at 5 p.m. PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with a host yet to be announced.

See a list of main category Emmy nominations below…

Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

Comedy Series

Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Veep (HBO)

Limited Series

Chernobyl (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

Television Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)
Brexit: The Uncivil War (HBO)
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
King Lear (Amazon)
My Dinner With Herve (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Mahershala Ali (True Detective)
Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)
Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Niecy Nash (When They See Us)
Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)
Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us)
Joey King (The Act)

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Competition Program

The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Nailed It (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Variety Talk Show

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris (truTV)
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman (Hulu)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Who Is America? (Showtime)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones)
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Chris Sullivan (This Is Us)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones)
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Stephen Root (Barry)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Olivia Colman (Fleabag)
Sian Clifford (Fleabag)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Sarah Goldberg (Barry)
Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Asante Blackk (When They See Us)
Paul Dano (Escape At Dannemora)
John Leguizamo (When They See Us)
Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)
Michael K. Williams (When They See Us)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Patricia Arquette (The Act)
Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Vera Farmiga (When They See Us)
Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon)
Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Angarano (This Is Us)
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
Michael McKean (Better Call Saul)
Kumail Nanjiani (The Twilight Zone)
Glynn Turman (How To Get Away With Murder)
Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black)
Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Apocalypse)
Phylicia Rashad (This Is Us)
Cicely Tyson (How To Get Away With Murder)
Carice van Houten (Game Of Thrones)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Matt Damon (Saturday Night Live)
Robert De Niro (Saturday Night Live)
Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Peter MacNicol (Veep)
John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live)
Adam Sandler (Saturday Night Live)
Rufus Sewell (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Sandra Oh (Saturday Night Live)
Maya Rudolph (The Good Place)
Kristin Scott Thomas (Fleabag)
Fiona Shaw (Fleabag)
Emma Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Documentary or Non Fiction Series

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley
Jane Fonda In Five Acts
Leaving Neverland
Love, Gilda
Minding The Gap

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
Queer Eye
Shark Tank
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
Who Do You Think You Are?

Unstructured Reality Program

Born This Way
Deadliest Catch
Life Below Zero
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
Somebody Feed Phil
United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell

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Teen Choice Awards Nominations 2019

Announced on Wednesday (June 19th), the nominations for this years Teen Choice Awards are in – and its not surprise who’s dominating.

Whilst simultaneously dominating the charts; leading the way in the Music category is Lil Nas X with 5 nominations, closely followed by Post Malone with four, and 5 Seconds of Summer, Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry with 3 each respectively.

Among the ‘TV’ nominees, Riverdale lead the with 7 nominations, while Shadowhunters follows with 6, and The Flash follows with 5 nominations.

After a whopping 9 nominations, its no surprise box office smash Avengers: Endgame leads the ‘Movies’ category, after a grossing $1.223 billion dollars just on opening weekend, breaking the previous record of the fastest movie to reach $2 billion in just 11 days!

You can vote here until June 25 at 9am PT, have your say before its too late!

The Full list of nominations are below…

MUSIC

Choice Male Artist
Ed Sheeran
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes

Choice Female Artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Halsey
Lauren Jauregui
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco
PRETTYMUCH
The Chainsmokers
Why Don’t We

Choice Country Artist
Brett Young
Dan + Shay
Kacey Musgraves
Kane Brown
Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett

Choice Latin Artist
Bad Bunny
Becky G.
CNCO
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Maluma

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Normani
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Choice Rock Artist
AJR
Cage the Elephant
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! At The Disco
twenty one pilots

Choice Song: Female Artist
Ariana Grande: “7 rings”
Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
Lauren Jauregui: “Expectations”
Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco): “ME!”
Katy Perry: “Never Really Over”
Halsey: “Nightmare”

Choice Song: Male Artist
Khalid: “Better”
Shawn Mendes: “If I Can’t Have You”
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road”
Travis Scott: “SICKO MODE”
Louis Tomlinson: “Two of Us”
Post Malone: “Wow”

Choice Song: Group
5 Seconds of Summer: “Easier”
Imagine Dragons: “Bad Liar”
Blackpink: “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
Panic! At The Disco: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Why Don’t We:  “8 Letters”

Choice Pop Song
Sam Smith & Normani: “Dancing With A Stranger”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber: “I Don’t Care”
Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco): “ME!”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Ava Max: “Sweet but Psycho”
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”

Choice Country Song
Maren Morris: “Girl”
Kane Brown: “Good as You”
Thomas Rhett: “Look What God Gave Her”
Kelsea Ballerini: “Miss Me More”
Kacey Musgraves: “Rainbow”
Dan + Shay: “Speechless”

Choice Electronic/Dance Song
The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer: “Who Do You Love”
Zedd & Katy Perry: “365”
The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha: “Call You Mine”
Ellie Goulding, Diplo, & Red Velvet: “Close to Me (Red Velvet Remix)”
Mark Ronson (feat. Camila Cabello): “Find U Again”
Marshmello & Bastille: “Happier”

Choice Latin Song
Ozuna, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin (feat. Farruko, Anuel AA) [Remix]: “Baila Baila Baila”
ROSALÍA, J Balvin & El Guincho: “Con Altura”
Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry: “Con Calma (feat. Snow)”
Bad Bunny (feat. Drake): “MIA”
CNCO: “Pretend”
Nicky Jam & Ozuna: “Te Robaré”

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
Meek Mill (feat. Drake: “Going Bad”
Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus): “Old Town Road [Remix]”
Mustard & Migos: “Pure Water”
Post Malone & Swae Lee: “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Khalid: “Talk”
Post Malone: “Wow”

Choice Rock Song
AJR: “100 Bad Days”
Panic! At The Disco: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Bastille: “Joy”
Imagine Dragons: “Natural”
Cage The Elephan: “Ready To Let Go”
lovelytheband: “These Are My Friends”

Choice Breakout Artist
Billie Eilish
HRVY
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

Choice International Artist
Blackpink
BTS
CNCO
EXO
Little Mix
NCT 127

Choice Collaboration
BTS (feat. Halsey): “Boy With Luv”
Sam Smith & Normani: “Dancing With A Stranger”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber: “I Don’t Care”
Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus): “Old Town Road [Remix]”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper: “Shallow”
Julia Michaels (feat. Niall Horan): “What A Time”

MOVIES

Choice Action Movie
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Endgame
Bumblebee
Captain Marvel
Men in Black: International
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Choice Action Movie Actor
Chris Evans – Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: EndgameMen in Black: International
John Cena – Bumblebee
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man and the WaspAvengers: Endgame
Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Endgame
Samuel L. Jackson: Captain Marvel

Choice Action Movie Actress
Brie Larson – Captain MarvelAvengers: Endgame
Evangeline Lilly – Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hailee Steinfeld – Bumblebee
Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Endgame
Tessa Thompson – Men in Black: International
Zoe Saldana – Avengers: Endgame

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie
Aladdin
Aquaman
Dark Phoenix
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Mary Poppins Returns
Shazam!

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actor
James McAvoy – Dark Phoenix
Jason Momoa – Aquaman
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
Mena Massoud – Aladdin
Will Smith – Aladdin
Zachary Levi – Shazam!

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress
Amber Hear – Aquaman
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Katherine Waterston – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Keira Knightle – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Naomi Scott – Aladdin
Sophie Turner – Dark Phoenix

Choice Drama Movie
After
Bohemian Rhapsody
Breakthrough
Five Feet Apart
The Hate U Give
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Choice Drama Movie Actor
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Cole Sprouse – Five Feet Apart
Hero Fiennes Tiffin – After
Noah Centineo – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Choice Drama Movie Actress
Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give
Chrissy Metz – Breakthrough
Haley Lu Richardson – Five Feet Apart
Josephine Langford – After
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Lana Condor – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Choice Comedy Movie 
Crazy Rich Asians
Instant Family
Isn’t It Romantic
Little
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
The Perfect Date

Choice Comedy Movie Actor
Henry Golding – Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Hart – Night School
Liam Hemsworth – Isn’t It Romantic
Mark Wahlberg – Instant Family
Noah Centineo – The Perfect Date
Ryan Reynolds – Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Choice Comedy Movie Actress
Awkwafina – Crazy Rich Asians
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians
Laura Marano – The Perfect Date
Marsai Martin – Little
Rebel Wilson – Isn’t It Romantic
Tiffany Haddish – Night School

Choice Movie Villain
Johnny Depp – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Josh Brolin – Avengers: Endgame
Jude Law – Captain Marvel
Mark Strong – Shazam!
Marwan Kenzari – Aladdin
Patrick Wilson – Aquaman

TELEVISION

Choice Drama TV Show
Good Trouble
Marvel’s Runaways
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Riverdale
Star
The Resident

Choice Drama TV Actor
Adam Huber – Dynasty
Cole Sprouse – Riverdale
Justin Hartley – This Is Us
K.J. Apa – Riverdale
Oliver Stark – 9-1-1
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actress 
Camila Mendes – Riverdale
Cierra Ramirez – Good Trouble
Lili Reinhart – Riverdale
Maia Mitchell – Good Trouble
Ryan Destiny – Star
Sofia Carson – Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Charmed
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Legacies
Shadowhunters
Supernatural
The 100

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor 
Aubrey Joseph – Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
Bob Morley – The 100
Dominic Sherwood – Shadowhunters
Harry Shum Jr. – Shadowhunters
Jared Padalecki – Supernatural
Ross Lynch – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Danielle Rose Russell – Legacies
Ellen Page – The Umbrella Academy
Katherine McNamara – Shadowhunters
Kiernan Shipka – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Melonie Diaz – Charmed
Olivia Holt – Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Choice Action TV Show 
Arrow
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Gotham
MacGyver
Supergirl
The Flash

Choice Action TV Actor
Ben McKenzie – Gotham
Brandon Routh – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Brenton Thwaites – Titans
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Lucas Till – MacGyver
Stephen Amell – Arrow

Choice Action TV Actress
Candice Patton – The Flash
Danielle Panabaker – The Flash
Emily Bett Rickards – Arrow
Gabrielle Union – L.A.’s Finest
Jessica Alba – L.A.’s Finest
Melissa Benoist – Supergirl

Choice Comedy TV Show
black-ish
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fuller House
Jane the Virgin
One Day at a Time
The Big Bang Theory

Choice Comedy TV Actor
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Anthony Anderson – black-ish
Daniel Radcliffe – Miracle Workers
Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Marcel Ruiz – One Day at a Time

Choice Comedy TV Actress
Candace Cameron Bure – Fuller House
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Kaley Cuoco – The Big Bang Theory
Nina Dobrev – Fam
Sarah Hyland – Modern Family
Yara Shahidi – black-ish

Choice TV Villain
Adam Scott – The Good Place
Cameron Monaghan – Gotham
Jon Cryer – Supergirl
Luke Baines – Shadowhunters
Sarah Carter – The Flash
Sea Shimooka – Arrow

Choice Ship 
Katherine McNamara & Dominic Sherwood – Shadowhunters (Clary & Jace)
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born (Ally & Jack)
Lana Condor & Noah Centineo – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Lara-Jean & Peter)
Laura Marano & Noah Centineo – The Perfect Date (Celia & Brooks)
Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse – Riverdale (Bertty & Jughead)
Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan – Riverdale (Cheryl & Toni)

Choice Reality TV Show
America’s Got Talent
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Lip Sync Battle
Queer Eye
The Masked Singer
The Voice

Choice Throwback TV Show
All That
Beverly Hills, 90210
Friends
Moesha
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Office (gosh, remember that show??)

OTHER

Choice Comedian
Ellen DeGeneres
Ethan & Grayson Dolan
James Corden
Kevin Hart
Lilly Singh
Tiffany Haddish

Choice Male Athlete
AJ Styles
James Harden
Lionel Messi
Patrick Mahomes
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

Choice Female Athlete
Katelyn Ohashi
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Sky Brown
The Bella Twins
Tobin Heath

Words: Natasha Fountain | Featured Photo: Teen Choice Awards