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07/31/2015 02:31 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2016

Deciphering the 2015 VMA Nominations

The 32nd MTV Video Music Awards will air on August 30, 2015 on MTV. Here are my predictions:

Video of the Year
Beyoncé -- "7/11"
Kendrick Lamar -- "Alright"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) -- "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran -- "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Bad Blood"

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Best Male Video
Nick Jonas -- "Chains"
Kendrick Lamar -- "Alright"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) -- "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran -- "Thinking Out Loud"
The Weeknd -- "Earned It"

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Best Female Video
Beyoncé -- "7/11"
Ellie Goulding -- "Love Me like You Do"
Nicki Minaj -- "Anaconda"
Sia -- "Elastic Heart"
Taylor Swift -- "Blank Space"

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Artist to Watch
James Bay -- "Hold Back the River"
George Ezra -- "Budapest"
Fetty Wap -- "Trap Queen"
FKA Twigs -- "Pendulum"
Vance Joy -- "Riptide"

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Best Pop Video
Beyoncé -- "7/11"
Maroon 5 -- "Sugar"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) -- "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran -- "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift -- "Blank Space"

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Best Rock Video
Arctic Monkeys -- "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"
Fall Out Boy -- "Uma Thurman"
Florence + the Machine -- "Ship to Wreck"
Hozier -- "Take Me to Church"
Walk the Moon -- "Shut Up and Dance"

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Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean (featuring E-40) -- "I Don't Fuck with You"
Fetty Wap -- "Trap Queen"
Kendrick Lamar -- "Alright"
Nicki Minaj -- "Anaconda"
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) -- "See You Again"

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Best Collaboration
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd -- "Love Me Harder"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj -- "Bang Bang"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) -- "Uptown Funk"
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Bad Blood"
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) -- "See You Again"

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Best Direction
Childish Gambino -- "Sober" (Director: Hiro Murai)
Hozier -- "Take Me to Church" (Directors: Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson)
Kendrick Lamar -- "Alright" (Directors: Colin Tilley and the Little Homies)
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) -- "Uptown Funk" (Directors: Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Bad Blood" (Director: Joseph Kahn)

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Best Choreography
Beyoncé -- "7/11" (Choreographers: Beyoncé, Chris Grant and Gabriel Valenciano)
Chet Faker -- "Gold" (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Never Catch Me" (Choreographers: Keone Madrid and Mari Madrid)
OK Go -- "I Won't Let You Down" (Choreographer: OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Ed Sheeran -- "Don't" (Choreographers: Nappytabs)

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Best Visual Effects
Childish Gambino -- "Telegraph Ave." (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)
FKA Twigs -- "Two Weeks" (Visual Effects: Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) -- "Where Are U Now" (Visual Effects: Brewer)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Bad Blood" (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)
Tyler, The Creator -- "Fucking Young/Death Camp" (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)

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Best Art Direction
The Chemical Brothers -- "Go" (Art Director: Michel Gondry)
Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) -- "Where Are U Now" (Art Director: Brewer)
Snoop Dogg -- "So Many Pros" (Art Director: Jason Fijal)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Bad Blood" (Art Director: Charles Infante)
Jack White -- "Would You Fight for My Love?" (Art Director: Jeff Peterson)

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Best Editing
A$AP Rocky -- "L$D" (Editor: Dexter Navy)
Beyoncé -- "7/11" (Editors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran -- "Don't" (Editor: Jacquelyn London)
Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) -- "Where Are U Now" (Editor: Brewer)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Bad Blood" (Editor: Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

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Best Cinematography
Alt-J -- "Left Hand Free" (Director of Photography: Mike Simpson)
FKA Twigs -- "Two Weeks" (Director of Photography: Justin Brown)
Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Never Catch Me" (Director of Photography: Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran -- "Thinking Out Loud" (Director of Photography: Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) -- "Bad Blood" (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)

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Best Video with a Social Message
Big Sean (featuring Kanye West and John Legend) -- "One Man Can Change the World"
Colbie Caillat -- "Try"
Jennifer Hudson -- "I Still Love You"
Rihanna -- "American Oxygen"
Wale -- "The White Shoes"

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