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MTV VMA Odds – T. Swift Shall Soon Have Spacemen

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in Entertainment

Jul 22, 2015 · 4:19 PM PDT

The MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced on Tuesday and there weren’t a lot of surprises.

The likes of Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson, Kendrick Lamar, and Beyonce litter the noms, while lesser known artists – and their lower-budget videos – were either ignored or relegated to categories likes “Video with a Social Message”. (But, even there, you’ve got your requisite dose of Rihanna and Kanye.)

While we can’t do anything about the nominees, we can use our immense prognosticatorial (it’s a real word, but don’t look for it in a dictionary; it’s too real for that) abilities to set the odds on who will be taking home a Spaceman or two when the VMAs air on August 30th.

2015 MTV VMA Odds:

Video of the Year:
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”: 1/1
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”: 5/2
Beyoncé – “7/11″: 6/1
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”: 8/1
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”: 15/1

Best Male Video:
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”: 3/2
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”: 3/1
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”: 7/2
The Weeknd – “Earned It”: 9/1
Nick Jonas – “Chains”: 14/1

Best Female Video:
Beyoncé – “7/11″: 2/1
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”: 2/1
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”: 4/1
Sia – “Elastic Heart”: 15/1
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”: 35/1

Best Hip Hop Video:
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”: 3/2
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”: 3/1
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”: 5/1
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”: 15/1
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”: 20/1

Best Pop Video:
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”: 2/1
Beyoncé – “7/11″: 2/1
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”: 5/2
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”: 10/1
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”: 20/1

Best Rock Video:
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”: 1/1
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”: 5/1
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”: 5/1
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”: 10/1
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”: 12/1

Artist to Watch:
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”: 3/2
George Ezra – “Budapest”: 3/1
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”: 5/1
Vance Joy – “Riptide”: 7/1
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”: 12/1

Video With a Social Message:
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”: 1/1
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”: 5/2
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”: 5/1
Colbie Caillat – “Try”: 10/1
Wale – “The White Shoes”: 15/1

Agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments.

(Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi (Taylor Swift) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Photo has been cropped.)

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