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The 32nd annual edition of the MTV Video Music Award will be telecast across the MTV family of networks tonight (Sunday, Aug. 30) beginning at 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m ET. The free-wheeling ceremony is to take place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles and will be hosted by the always entertaining (albeit sometimes for the wrong reasons) Miley Cyrus, last year's winner for the top prize of Video of the Year with "Wrecking Ball."
Remember those 2009 VMAs when Kanye West stormed the stage, took the mike from Taylor Swift who had just won Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me" and slurred, “Imma let you finish… but Beyonce had one of the best music videos of all time.” You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Beyonce actually won Video of the Year later that night for "Single Ladies" while Swift was not even nominated. This year for the first time ever, Swift and Beyonce face off for this top award.
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Artist to Watch
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Art Direction
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Choreography
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Cinematography
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Collaboration
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Direction
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Editing
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Female Video
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Hip Hop Video
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Male Video
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Message Video
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Pop Video
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Rock Video
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Best Visual Effects
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Video of the Year
Miley Cyrus made headlines with her twerking at the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony. Last year, she won VIdeo of the Year for "Wrecking Ball." And this year, she will have even more time in the spotlight as she is hosting this Sunday's awardscast that will air live across the MTV family of networks. Asked about her plans, Cyrus says, “I didn’t want this VMAs to be like they’ve been in the past. Last year there wasn’t even a host, so there was no energy.” How do you think she will do?
At Thursday's diversity-themed cocktail reception for Emmy nominees hosted by SAG-AFTRA and the TV academy, we chatted with Daniel Dae Kim ("Hawaii Five-0") about the 10-year anniversary of "Lost" winning the top Best Drama Series prize for ABC back in 2005. Watch our fun interview below.
According to user MrAmerica in our TV forums, "Finn Wittrock's performance as Dandy Mott in 'American Horror Story Freak Show' is one for the record books … This should be a lock [for an Emmy]!" But as of this writing, Wittrock is in second place for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, behind Bill Murray ("Olive Kitteridge"). Why are so many of us hesitant to predict such a showy turn in a program with so much TV academy support (19 total nominations for "AHS")? Are we underestimating him?
Eddie Redmayne has the chance to make Oscar history with his role in "The Danish Girl." He could become the first actor in more than two decades to win back-to-back Oscars. The last to accomplish that feat was Tom Hanks in 1993 ("Philadelphia") and 1994 ("Forrest Gump"). And he's on a list with only four other actors in Oscar history who have ever pulled it off: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Katharine Hepburn and Jason Robards. Will Redmayne join that elite company?
Americas Got Talent
, Metal Mulisha Fitz Army
, Derek Hughes
, Benton Blount
, Drew Lynch
, Arielle Baril
, The CraigLewis Band
, Samantha Johnson
, Oz Pearlman
, Mountain Faith Band
, America's Got Talent 'Top 36, Week 3' - Which acts will advance to next round?
, America's Got Talent 'Top 36, Week 3' - Who will win 'America's Got Talent'?
, America's Got Talent 'Top 36, Week 3' - Will Heidi Klum hit her X?
, America's Got Talent 'Top 36, Week 3' - Will Howard Stern hit his X?
, America's Got Talent 'Top 36, Week 3' - Will Howie Mandel hit his X?
, America's Got Talent 'Top 36, Week 3' - Will Mel B hit her X?
Despite being eliminated from "America's Got Talent," Metal Mulisha Fitz Army is back in the running for the $1 million prize thanks to the judges (Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum) announcing the stunt bikers as their wild card pick. Hurry -- make your predictions and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting the five acts that will get the go-ahead on next Wednesday's show.
, Gillian Anderson
, Lady Gaga
, Taraji P. Henson
, Viola Davis
, Cicely Tyson
, Tatiana Maslany
, Jussie Smollett
, Bryan Cranston
, Emmy Awards 2015 - Drama Actor
, Emmy Awards 2015 - Drama Actress
, Emmy Awards 2015 - Drama Series
With "The X-Files" set to return January 24 on FOX, we think it only fitting for the network to invite Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny to present an award on the upcoming Emmy telecast. Besides the free promotion of the six-episode revival of one of its biggest hits, it'd also be a great way for FOX to honor what many consider to be the network's defining drama series.
At Thursday's diversity-themed cocktail reception for Emmy nominees, we chatted with TV academy President Maury McIntyre about the new Emmy rule changes and the voters' penchant for repeat winners in various categories. Watch our revealing interview below.