VMA 2016 Live Stream: Watch MTV Video Music Awards Online

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The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on tonight August 28, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Adele’s “Hello” is the most nominated video with seven categories. Beyoncé led the nominations with a total of eleven, followed by Adele, who had eight. Rihanna is set to receive the Vanguard Award. Britney Spears is slated to perform at the show, marking her first performance on the VMA stage since her widely publicized performance at the 2007 show nine years prior.

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards show presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards, the annual MTV VMA’s ceremony has often been called the “Super Bowl for youth”, an acknowledgment of the VMA ceremony’s ability to draw millions of youth from teens to 20-somethings each year. By 2001, the VMA’s had become a coveted award.The statue given to winners is an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of MTV. The award is commonly referred to as a “moonman”.

The annual VMA ceremony occurs before the end of summer and held either in late August or mid-September, and broadcast live on MTV, along with simulcasts on MTV’s sister networks to nullify in-house competition. The first VMA ceremony was held in 1984 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The ceremonies are normally held in either New York City or Los Angeles.

This year’s awards will be tonight in New York City, so make sure you find out how to live stream it below!


2016 MTV VMA’s Viewing Details

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time: 9 P.M. EST
Location: Madison Square Garden | New York City
Channel: MTV – Check your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel MTV is on in your area


How To Watch the MTV Movie Awards 2016 Online

You can live stream the MTV VMA’s at their Official Website, beginning at 7 p.m. A post-show will also be streamed live on MTV’s Facebook page. You will have to sign in with your cable provider information.


Watch the 2016 MTV Movie Awards on Phone, Tablet & Mobile Device

If you’d rather watch the show on your phone or tablet, you can download the MTV app to your phone or mobile device. You can also use Roku and Xbox One. You have to sign in for free with your TV provider (it’s included with your TV subscription) for full access.


Watch the 2016 MTV Movie Awards on TV

Tune into this year’s MTV Video Music Awards at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on MTV. Check your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what the channel in your area is.


2016 MTV VMA Nominees

Video of the Year

Best Male Video

  • Drake- “Hotline Bling”
  • Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
  • Bryson Tiller — “Don’t”
  • The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face”
  • Kanye West — “Famous”

Best Female Video

  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Beyoncé — “Hold Up”
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You”
  • Rihanna (featuring Drake) — “Work”
  • Sia — “Cheap Thrills”

Best New Artist

  • Desiigner
  • DNCE
  • Zara Larsson
  • Lukas Graham
  • Bryson Tiller

Best Pop Video

  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Beyoncé — “Formation”
  • Justin Bieber — “Sorry”
  • Alessia Cara — “Wild Things”
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You”

Best Rock Video

  • All Time Low — “Missing You”
  • Coldplay — “Adventure of a Lifetime”
  • Fall Out Boy (featuring Demi Lovato) — “Irresistible”
  • Panic! at the Disco — “Victorious”
  • Twenty One Pilots — “Heathens”

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • 2 Chainz — “Watch Out”
  • Chance the Rapper (featuring Saba) — “Angels”
  • Desiigner — “Panda”
  • Drake — “Hotline Bling”
  • Bryson Tiller — “Don’t”

Best Electronic Video

  • 99 Souls (featuring Destiny’s Child and Brandy) — “The Girl Is Mine”
  • Afrojack — “SummerThing!”
  • The Chainsmokers (featuring Daya) — “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • Calvin Harris and Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”
  • Mike Posner — “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”

Best Collaboration Video

  • Beyoncé (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Freedom”
  • Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — “Work from Home”
  • Ariana Grande (featuring Lil Wayne) — “Let Me Love You”
  • Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
  • Rihanna (featuring Drake) — “Work”

Breakthrough Long Form Video

  • Beyoncé — Lemonade
  • Justin Bieber — Purpose: The Movement
  • Chris Brown — Royalty
  • Florence + The Machine — The Odyssey
  • Troye Sivan — Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best Direction

  • Adele — “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)
  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
  • David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)
  • Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Directors: Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia)
  • Tame Impala — “The Less I Know the Better” (Director: Canada)

Best Choreography

  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia)
  • Beyoncé — “Sorry” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell & Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
  • Missy Elliott (featuring Pharrell) — “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)
  • FKA Twigs — M3LL155X (Choreographer: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kenrick Sandy and FKA Twigs)
  • Florence + The Machine — “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)

Best Visual Effects

  • Adele — “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (Visual Effects: Jonathan Box and MPC)
  • Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX)
  • FKA Twigs — M3LL155X (Visual Effects: Lewis Saunders and Jihoon Yoo)
  • The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face” (Visual Effects: Louis Mackall and T.J. Burke)
  • Zayn — “Pillowtalk” (Visual Effects: David Smith)

Best Art Direction

  • Adele — “Hello” (Art Director: Colombe Raby)
  • Beyoncé — “Hold Up” (Art Director: Jason Hougaard)
  • David Bowie — “Blackstar” (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)
  • Drake — “Hotline Bling” (Art Director: Jeremy MacFarlane)
  • Fergie — “M.I.L.F. $” (Art Director: Alexander Delgado)

Best Editing

  • Adele — “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)
  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
  • David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)
  • Fergie — “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)

Best Cinematography

  • Adele — “Hello” (Director of Photography: André Turpin)
  • Alesso — “I Wanna Know” (Director of Photography: Corey Jennings)
  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)
  • David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Director of Photography: Crille Forsberg)
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You” (Director of Photography: Paul Laufer)

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

  • Rihanna
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