◎MTV頻道公佈2019年VMA音樂錄影帶大獎入圍名單。Ariana Grande和Taylor Swift各以10項提名領先，包括年度音樂影片、年度歌曲和最佳流行歌曲等獎項。Billie Eilish 和Lil Nas X領銜獲得最佳新人提名。今年的獎項將推出兩個新類別：最佳K-Pop和「Video for Good」。
MTV has unveiled the nominations for the 2019 VMAs. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead with 10 nods each in categories including, "Video of the Year," "Song of the Year" and "Best Pop." Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X led the "Best New Artist" nominees.
This year's show will introduce two new categories, "Best K-Pop" and "Video for Good."
MTV revealed nominations today via the "VMA chatbot," giving fans a sneak peek at the nominees by sending a DM (direct message) to @VMAs on Facebook Messenger and Twitter.
The "VMAs," which will be hosted by comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco, will air live from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, and across MTV's global network of channels in more than 180 countries, reaching more than half a billion households.
Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2019 "VMAs." Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Jackie Barba, Joe Buoye and Alicia Portugal serve as Executive in Charge of Production. Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.
Official sponsors of the 2019 "MTV Video Music Awards" include EXTRA™ Refreshers, PEPSI, Taco Bell, and the 2020 Toyota Corolla.
Fan Voting & The VMA Power Hour
Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites across 14 gender-neutral VMA categories, including "Video of the Year," "Artist of the Year," "Best Collaboration" and more by visiting vma.mtv.com until Thursday, August 15. Voting for the "Best New Artist" award will remain active until the VMA broadcast.
Fans on Twitter and Facebook Messenger can also slide into VMAs' DMs to cast an additional vote for "Video of the Year," "Song of the Year," and more. Also launching this week, fans will be able to ask Alexa to "vote for the VMAs" for "Artist of the Year" within the MTV skill on Alexa-enabled devices.
New rhis year, MTV is rewarding fans for voting through VMA Power Hour on vma.mtv.com, where their votes are doubled from 1-2pm ET daily. Superfans can come back each day within this voting window beginning tomorrow to show double the love for their favorite artists.