Chris' 2015 MTV VMA Predictions

August 30, 2015 -

Chris Erickson

The 32nd MTV Video Music Awards are tonight in L.A. and hosted by Miley Cyrus--which should be not funny nor entertaining.

Taylor Swift leads the nominations with a total of 10, followed by Ed Sheeran, who has 6 and Kendrick Lamar at 4–but is included in 14 total nominations. But here's who I think will walk away with the moon men:

Video of the Year

*Taylor went on a terror this year. It's going to be hard for her to not win VOTY.

Best Hip Hop Video

*After complaining about not being nominated for VOTY, she may have gotten the publicity she'll need to at least win best Hip Hop video. Anaconda did rack up YouTube records and none of the other songs besides the newer Trap Queen were as big of cultural hits.

Best Male Video

*Knowing that the fans vote for this and the ones that actually take the time to vote are not going to vote for anyone besides Nick Jonas or Ed Sheeran. But Sheeran is way ahead of Jonas in the popularity contest (although extremely behind in the good looks contest).

Best Female Video

*Same reasoning as my decision for Male Video -- fans voting means Taylor takes this by a landslide. If it were the Grammy's it could be close between Taylor and Sia.

Best Pop Video

*I think Uptown Funk has to win something and this is the best category for that to happen since Ed and Taylor will be taking home Male/Female video awards.

Best Rock Video

*A terrible category to have MTV fans vote on so I'll go with the band that's been in the pop world the longest -- FOB!

Artist To Watch Video

*I think the results here are going to be in the opposite order of who actually deserves it. James Bay has the most talent and true promise, then George Ezra and Vance Joy, FKA twigs, and finally Fetty Wap (the 2015 hit and run artist).

Best Collaboration

*3 pop artists > 2 pop artists. That math gets you more votes.

Song of the Summer

*Who Should Win: Major Lazer. Who Will Win: An artist with a cult-like Twitter following since the winner is the one with the most hash tags tweeted. It should come down to Fifth Harmony, 5SOS, Taylor Swift, and maybe Jack U with the help of the Beliebers.

Best Video With a Social Message

*Going with the hometown favorite here. And by that I mean the Barbados native and her USA O2 track.

Best Cinematography

*Cinematography is the art or science of motion picture photography. It is the technique of film photography, including both the shooting and development of the film. This category should really be called "Best Music Movie" and it will likely go to Ed Sheeran this year but he could get snaked out by his BFF Taylor. 

Best Editing

*Video editing includes cutting segments (trimming), re-sequencing clips, and adding transitions and other special effects. After reading that, go watch "L$D" and tell me it shouldn't win. If not that, it should go to the more popular song by Jack U & The Biebs.

Best Choreography

*OK Go always has incredible choreography and visual effects in their videos but I think doing the same type of thing every time has almost hurt them when it comes to awards. For that reason I'm going to say Beyoncé walks away with the moon man here even though Ed Sheeran could give her a fight.

Best Direction

*A toss up here between Hozier and Kendrick. I think Hozier will win based on song popularity, however Kendrick's message is most on point this year and that could give him an edge.

Best Art Direction

*This is a tough category, but since I'm giving Taylor the award for Best Visual Effects I'll have to give my runner up the nod here: Jack U

Best Visual Effects

*Visual effects are the processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot. Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film. With all that being said, Taylor Swift should win with her action hereo blockbuster video.

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