ATTN YOUTHS: The 2014 VMA Nominees Have Been Announced!

Hey babies, pull your heads out of each other's mouths and put your Galaxy S5s where I can see them, we have some important news to share: MTV has announced the nominees for the 2014 Video Music Awards!

First things first, MTV has made the baffling decision to put on yet another year of the Video Music Awards. "Hmm. That doesn't seem right. Are you sure?" Yes, I am! For proof, let's move on to the second thing. It was announced yesterday that MTV would unveil their VMA nominees this morning via the teen-to-teen sext app Snapchat. From Mashable:

The nominations will appear in eight 10-second Snapchat videos starting at 9 a.m ET on Thursday, MTV told Mashable. They will feature Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony and Becky G as well as stars from MTV shows in order to leverage their enormous fan bases.

"They'll feature Jesse L, To the Top, Purple O's, The Dynamite Boys, Greg R, Sarah P, and Nickelodeon's Jessica." (Not true.) In case you didn't catch all the Snaps, here is the full list of nominees, presented by Taco Bell:

Artists To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Sam Smith
5 Seconds Of Summer
Charli XCX
Fifth Harmony
Schoolboy Q

Video of the Year
"Drunk In Love" by Beyonce ft. Jay Z
"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
"Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Chandelier" by Sia

Best Hip-Hop Video
"3005" by Childish Gambino
"Hold On (We're Going Home)" by Drake ft. Majid Jordan
"Berzerk" by Eminem
"Black Skinhead" by Kanye West
"We Dem Boyz" by Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Video
"Happy" by Pharrell
"Problem" by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
"Wake Me Up" by Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc
"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
"Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, "Partition"
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
Kiesza, "Hideaway"
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, "Love Never Felt So Good"
Sia, "Chandelier"
Usher, "Good Kisser"

MTV Clubland Award
"Summer" by Calvin Harris
"Grab Her!" by Disclosure
"Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake & Lil Jon
"Animals" by Martin Garrix
"Stay the Night" by Zedd ft. Hayley Williams

Best Male Video
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Sing" by Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams
"All of Me" by John Legend
"Stay With Me" by Sam Smith
"The Monster" by Eminem Ft. Rihanna

Best Female Video
"Problem" by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
"Partition" by Beyonce
"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
"Dark Horse" by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
"Royals" by Lorde

Best Rock Video
"Do I Wanna Know?" by Arctic Monkeys
"Fever" by Black Keys
"Demons" by Imagine Dragons
"Until It's Gone" by Linkin Park
"Royals" by Lorde

Best Collaboration
"Problem" by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
"Drunk In Love" by Beyonce ft. Jay Z
"Loyal" by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga
"The Monster" by Eminem ft. Rihanna
"Dark Horse" by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
"Timber" by Pitbull ft. Kesha

Best Video With A Social Message
"Battle Cry" by Angel Haze ft. Sia
"Hey Brother" by Avicii
"Pretty Hurts" by Beyonce
"One Voice" by David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko
"Crooked Smile" by J. Cole ft. TLC

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire, "Reflektor"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What"
Eminem, "Rap God"
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Tyler, the Creator, "Tamale"

Best Visual Effects
Disclosure, "Grab Her!"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What"
Eminem, "Rap God"
Jack White, "Lazaretto"
OK Go, "The Writing's On The Wall"

OK. Good luck and be safe!

[image via Getty]