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From the way it will work in a pandemic to the performers, presenters, and how one can watch.

This Sunday, Aug. 30, the MTV VMAs will return, kicking off awards present season in a pandemic. This 12 months’s programming, nevertheless, goes to look loads completely different.


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For one, the present will probably be outside, happening in varied areas throughout New York Metropolis.


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There will probably be performances all through town with “restricted or no viewers, adhering to all state and metropolis tips” per a press release from MTV to Selection.

Initially, the producers had deliberate to carry the present indoors, however that modified as a result of coronavirus.

“In shut session with state and native well being officers‎, it turned clear right now that outside performances with restricted or no viewers can be extra possible and safer than an indoor occasion. The VMAs will spotlight the boroughs in an thrilling present and return to Barclays Heart in 2021. MTV will proceed to work carefully with the Division of Well being, state and native officers, the medical group, and key stakeholders to make sure the security of all concerned.”

One factor that will not be completely different: The present will nonetheless have a bunch, and this 12 months we’ll be blessed with Keke Palmer.

This is how the internet hosting will work:

“It’s going to be a variety of darting from stage to stage, and displaying the attractive boroughs in New York,” Keke instructed USA As we speak. “There will probably be some constant spots, however it is going to be a variety of touring and motion all through.”

There can even nonetheless be presenters — anticipate appearances from these celebs:


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Anthony Ramos, Bebe Rexha, Bella Hadid, Drew Barrymore, Jaden Smith, Joey King, Kelly Clarkson, Machine Gun Kelly, Madison Beer, Nicole Richie, Sofia Carson and Travis Barker.

As for the performances, there are a variety of acquainted faces:


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Girl Gaga, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, BTS, Black Eyed Peas, CNCO, DaBaby, Doja Cat, and Maluma will all be taking the stage — or varied phases in several areas. (Roddy Ricch and J Balvin have been initially scheduled to carry out as properly however needed to drop out on account of issues from the pandemic, per Deadline.) There can even be performances from Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Chloe x Halle, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Tate McRae and blackbear throughout the pre-show.

The award classes are barely completely different this 12 months — some are particular to the pandemic, like Greatest Quarantine Efficiency and Greatest Music Video From House.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “all the things i wished”

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Girl Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DaBaby

Justin Bieber

Girl Gaga

Megan Thee Stallion

Publish Malone

The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “all the things i wished”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Girl Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Publish Malone – “Circles”

Roddy Ricch – “The Field”

BEST COLLABORATION

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Caught with U”

Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Unhealthy Boys For Life)”

Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Lovely Folks”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Girl Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Lewis Capaldi

Roddy Ricch

Tate McRae

Yungblud

BEST POP

BTS – “On”

Halsey – “You Ought to Be Unhappy”

Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions”

Girl Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST HIP-HOP

DaBaby – “Bop”

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Roddy Ricch – “The Field”

Travis Scott – “Highest within the Room”

BEST ROCK

Blink-182 – “Comfortable Days”

Coldplay – “Orphans”

Evanescence – “Wasted On You”

Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Pricey Future Self (Palms Up)”

Inexperienced Day – “Oh Yeah!”

The Killers – “Warning”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

The 1975 – “If You are Too Shy (Let Me Know)”

All Time Low – “Some Variety Of Catastrophe”

FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Evening”

Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”

twenty one pilots – “Degree of Concern”

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China”

Unhealthy Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”

Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “Mamacita”

J Balvin – “Amarillo”

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena”

BEST R&B

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”

Chloe x Halle – “Do It”

H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide”

Khalid ft. Summer season Walker – “Eleven”

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST Ok-POP

(G)I-DLE – “Oh My God”

BTS – “On”

EXO – “Obsession”

Monsta X – “Somebody’s Somebody”

Tomorrow X Collectively – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”

Purple Velvet – “Psycho”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”

Billie Eilish – “all the great ladies go to hell”

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”

H.E.R. – ”I Can’t Breathe”

Lil Child – “The Greater Image”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

5 Seconds of Summer season – “Wildflower”

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Caught with U”

Blink-182 – “Comfortable Days”

Drake – “Toosie Slide”

John Legend – “Greater Love”

twenty one pilots – “Degree of Concern”

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

Chloe x Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Promenade-athon

CNCO – Unplugged At House

DJ D-Good – Membership MTV presents #DanceTogether

John Legend – #togetherathome Live performance Sequence

Girl Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Collectively At House

Publish Malone – Nirvana Tribute

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – “xanny” – Directed by Billie Eilish

Doja Cat – “Say So” – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis

Dua Lipa – “Do not Begin Now” – Directed by Nabil

Harry Kinds – “Adore You” – Directed by Dave Meyers

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Directed by Taylor Swift

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Directed by Anton Tammi

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

5 Seconds of Summer season – “Outdated Me” – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler

Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Cinematography by Dave Meyers

Billie Eilish – “all the great ladies go to hell” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Cinematography by Arnau Valls

Girl Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Cinematography by Oliver Millar

BEST ART DIRECTION

A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Artwork Course by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen

Dua Lipa – “Bodily” – Artwork Course by Anna Colomé Nogu ́

Harry Kinds – “Adore You” – Artwork Course by Laura Ellis Cricks

Miley Cyrus – “Mom’s Daughter” – Artwork Course by Christian Stone

Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Artwork Course by Tatiana Van Sauter

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Artwork Course by Ethan Tobman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – “all the great ladies go to hell” – Visible Results by Drive Studios

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Visible Results by Hoody FX

Dua Lipa – “Bodily” – Visible Results by EIGHTY4

Harry Kinds – “Adore You” – Visible Results by Mathematic

Girl Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Visible Results by Ingenuity Studios

Travis Scott – “Highest within the Room” – Visible Results by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “On” – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun

CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami

DaBaby – “Bop” – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry

Dua Lipa – “Bodily” – Choreography by Appeal La’Donna

Girl Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Choreography by Richy Jackson

Normani – “Motivation” – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

BEST EDITING

Halsey – “Graveyard” – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

James Blake – “Cannot Consider the Method We Move” – Edited by Frank Lebon

Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan

Miley Cyrus – “Mom’s Daughter” – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico

ROSALÍA – “A Palé” – Edited by Andre Jones

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

This is how one can watch: Tune into MTV or stream the present at vma.mtv.com this Sunday, Aug. 30 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.