The nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on 25 July on the network's Instagram account. Kendrick Lamar leads the list with eight nominations, followed by Katy Perry and The Weeknd, who have five nods each.

While the network selects the nominees, fans get to vote online for their favourites artists on the MTV website.

Each year the VMAs provides the viewers with some dramatic moments. In 2016, Britney Spears returned to the showafter a nine-year sabbatical, while Drake publicised his love for Rihanna. The previous year Kanye West declared that he will run for president in 2020.

When and where is the 2017 MTV VMAs being held?

This year's MTV VMAs is scheduled to be held on August 27 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The indoor arena is best known for being the home stadium of NBA team Los Angeles Lakers from 1967–1999.

How can you watch the 2017 MTV VMAs?

The awards ceremony will air live on MTV at 8pm ET/PT.

Who is hosting the 2017 MTV VMAs?

Katy Perry
Katy Perry Rich Fury/Getty

Katy Perry will host the 2017 MTV VMAs. Stars like Miley Cyrus , Russell Brand and Jamie Foxx have previously helmed the show.

In a promo photo, the Grammy winner was pictured in a spacesuit holding an MTV flag and sporting a peace sign. Perry said in a statement: "I've been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I'm on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Come August 27, I'll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids."

What's new at the 2017 MTV VMAs?

The most notable change this year will be made to the iconic Moonman trophy. MTV president Chris McCarthy revealed that the statue will be referred to as "Moon Person" in order to do away with sexism and bring a more gender-neutral vibe to the awards ceremony.

Earlier this year MTV eliminated gender-specific categories at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The VMAs is set to see a similar transformation with the Best Male Video and Best Female Video being replaced with a single Artist of the Year award.

A new awards category titled Best Fight Against the System will also debut this year. It's actually a restyling of the award that was previously known as the Best Video With a Social Message.

Full list of nominations:

Video of the year

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts

The Weeknd - Reminder

Artist of the year

Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde

Best new artist

Khalid

Kodak Black

SZA

Young M.A

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus

Best collaboration

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez - We Don't Talk Anymore

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - Broccoli

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels

Zayn & Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

Best pop

Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You

Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm

Miley Cyrus - Malibu

Best hip hop

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

Big Sean - Bounce Back

Chance the Rapper - Same Drugs

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - Broccoli

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert - Bad & Boujee

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne - I'm The One

Best dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara - Stay

Kygo x Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me

Calvin Harris - My Way

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ - Cold Water

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Gone

Best rock

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams

Fall Out Boy - Young And Menace

Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul

Green Day - Bang Bang

Foo Fighters - Run

Best fight against the system

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson - Black SpiderMan

The Hamilton Mixtape - Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)

Big Sean - Light

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley - Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL

John Legend - Surefire

Best cinematography

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

Imagine Dragons - Thunder

Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak

Halsey - Now or Never

Best direction

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful

The Weeknd - Reminder

Best art direction

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Katy Perry ft. Migos - Bon Appetit

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts

The Weeknd - Reminder

Best visual effects

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation

KYLE ft. Lil Yachty - iSpy

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm

Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times

Best choreography

Kanye West - Fade

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - Side To Side

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

Sia - The Greatest

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down

Best editing

Future - Mask Off

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean

Lorde - Green Light

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer

The Weeknd - Reminder