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MTV announced the nominees for their long-standing Video Music Awards, and it looks like Beyoncé will reign supreme.

This year MTV took a bit of a bizarre turn and decided to send out the list of VMA nominees via Snapchat. Seeing that this isn’t the first time the channel has made the announcement via social media (last year they chose Vine and Instagram), it’s not that much of a shock that they would use the app, but it’s definitely weird none-the-less.

Anyway, Queen Bey once again took the crown, earning herself eight nods for various songs off her recent surprise album. Iggy Azalea and Eminem were close behind, both getting seven nominations each. You can check out the rest of chosen videos below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” (Feat. Jay Z)
Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” (Feat. Charli XCX)
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Pharrell – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”

BEST MALE VIDEO:
Ed Sheeran – “Sing” (Feat. Pharrell)
Eminem – “The Monster” (Feat. Rihanna)
John Legend – “All Of Me”
Pharrell – “Happy”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
Ariana Grande – “Problem” (Feat. Iggy Azalea)
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” (Feat. Charli XCX)
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” (Feat. Juicy J)
Lorde – “Royals”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:
Childish Gambino – “3005″
Drake – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” (Feat. Majid Jordan)
Eminem – “Berzerk”
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

BEST POP VIDEO:
Ariana Grande – “Problem” (Feat. Iggy Azalea)
Avicii – “Wake Me Up” (Feat. Aloe Blacc)
Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” (Feat. Charli XCX)
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” (Feat. 2 Chainz)
Pharrell – “Happy”

BEST ROCK VIDEO:
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
Linkin Park – “Until It’s Gone”
Lorde – “Royals”

ARTIST TO WATCH:
5 Seconds Of Summer – “She Looks So Perfect”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Schoolboy Q – “Man Of The Year”

BEST COLLABORATION:
Ariana Grande – “Problem” (Feat. Iggy Azalea)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” (Feat. Jay Z)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” (Feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)
Eminem – “The Monster” (Feat. Rihanna)
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse (Feat. Juicy J)
Pitbull – “Timber” (Feat. Ke$ha)

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD:
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Martin Garrix – “Animals”
Zedd – “Stay The Night” (Feat. Hayley Williams)

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE:
Angel Haze – “Battle Cry” (Feat. Sia)
Avicii – “Hey Brother”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
David Guetta – “One Voice” (Feat. Mikky Ekko)
J. Cole – “Crooked Smile” (Feat. TLC)
Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “City Of Angels”
Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Gestaffelstein – “Hate Or Glory”
Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

BEST EDITING:
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Fitz And The Tantrums – “The Walker”
MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie”
Zedd – “Stay The Night” (Feat. Hayley Williams)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” (Feat. 2 Chainz)
Kiesza – “Hideaway”
Michael Jackson – “Love Never Felt So Good” (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
Sia – “Chandelier”
Usher – “Good Kisser”

BEST DIRECTION:
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Eminem – “The Monster” (Feat. Rihanna)
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On The Wall”

BEST ART DIRECTION:
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” (Feat. Charli XCX)
Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On The Wall”

]The 2014 VMAs air August 24th on MTV. You can vote for your favorite videos now.

For more information:

MTV’s VMA Official Website