MTV Video Music Award 2015 and My Reasonable Predictions

MTV Video Music Award 2015

MTV Video Music Award 2015 siap digelar 30 Agustus mendatang. Selama setahun terakhir terkumpullah 15 kategori di mana 9 kategori memuat nama Taylor Swift. Sedikit memanas kompetisi ini karena Nicki Minaj dikabarkan sempat nge-tweet—meski no mention—tentang Taylor yang mengusung video Bad Blood dengan tebaran para selebriti di dalamnya sementara Nicki Minaj hanya bermodal video yang memamerkan kemontokan bodi bagian belakang agak ke bawah, judulnya Anaconda.

Buat iseng-iseng belaka, saya ingin menguji ketepatan dalam menebak dan alasan mengapa video itu layak menang. Seberapa banyak yang tepat sasaran, kita tunggu akhir Agustus besok.

 

Video of the Year

Beyoncé — “7/11”

Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”

Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”

Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” Video ini layak menang dengan melihat keseriusan penggarapan, penggunaan visual efek, banyaknya perubahan gaya rambut Taylor Swift, dan tentu saja tampilnya para model berkelas. Saingan terberatnya adalah Mark Ronson.

 

Best Male Video

Nick Jonas — “Chains”

Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”

Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”

Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud” Video ini menampilkan keliahaian Ed Sheeran dalam berdansa. Sesuai dengan karakter lagu yang slow dan pingin nyakar-nyakar dadanya Ed tanah.

The Weekend — “Earned It”

 

Best Female Video

Beyoncé — “7/11”

Ellie Goulding — “Love Me like You Do”

Nicki Minaj — “Anaconda”

Sia — “Elastic Heart” Tidak berarti saya tidak menyukai videonya Ellie Goulding atau Taylor, tapi Sia punya karakter. The only reason.

Taylor Swift — “Blank Space”

 

Artist to Watch

James Bay — “Hold Back the River”

George Ezra — “Budapest” Anak muda Inggris ini punya suara yang mak jang klasik abis. Lagu-lagunya serba balad dan konsep videonya sederhana tapi asyik ditonton.

Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen”

FKA Twigs — “Pendulum”

Vance Joy — “Riptide”

 

Best Pop Video

Beyoncé — “7/11”

Maroon 5 — “Sugar”

Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”

Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift — “Blank Space” Maroon 5 akan jadi saingan berat Taylor jika mengusung video Animals

Best Rock Video

Arctic Monkeys — “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

Fall Out Boy — “Uma Thurman”

Florence + the Machine — “Ship to Wreck”

Hozier — “Take Me to Church” Semenjak tampil di salah satu acara Victoria’s Secret dengan lagu yang begitu religius, penyanyi satu ini punya potensi

Walk the Moon — “Shut Up and Dance”

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

Big Sean (featuring E-40) — “I Don’t Fuck with You”

Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen”

Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”

Nicki Minaj — “Anaconda”

Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) — “See You Again” Sebagai soundtrack dari film fenomenal, video ini punya kans sangat besar untuk menang

 

Best Collaboration

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd — “Love Me Harder”

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj — “Bang Bang”

Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk”

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” Kolaborasi Ariana Grande and The Weekend bagus juga sih, tapi Bad Blood lebih nendang

Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) — “See You Again”

 

Best Direction

Childish Gambino — “Sober” (Director: Hiro Murai)

Hozier — “Take Me to Church” (Directors: Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson)

Kendrick Lamar — “Alright” (Directors: Colin Tilley and the Little Homies)

Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — “Uptown Funk” (Directors: Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Director: Joseph Kahn) Sudah tidak perlu ditanyakan lagi, Joseph Kahn punya bakat dalam mengarahkan talent siapa pun.

 

Best Choreography

Beyoncé — “7/11” (Choreographers: Beyoncé, Chris Grant and Gabriel Valenciano)

Chet Faker — “Gold” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)

Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Never Catch Me” (Choreographers: Keone Madrid and Mari Madrid) So far, Beyonce adalah saingan terberatnya

OK Go — “I Won’t Let You Down” (Choreographer: OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Ed Sheeran — “Don’t” (Choreographers: Nappytabs)
Best Visual Effects

Childish Gambino — “Telegraph Ave.” (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)

FKA Twigs — “Two Weeks” (Visual Effects: Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Where Are U Now” (Visual Effects: Brewer)

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios) Visual efek membuat video ini terlihat sempurna karena temanya memang futuristik

Tyler, The Creator — “Fucking Young/Death Camp” (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)

 

Best Art Direction

The Chemical Brothers — “Go” (Art Director: Michel Gondry) Saingan terberatnya Sboop Dog dan Jack White.

Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Where Are U Now” (Art Director: Brewer)

Snoop Dogg — “So Many Pros” (Art Director: Jason Fijal)

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Art Director: Charles Infante)

Jack White — “Would You Fight for My Love?” (Art Director: Jeff Peterson)

 

Best Editing

A$AP Rocky — “L$D” (Editor: Dexter Navy)

Beyoncé — “7/11” (Editors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Jonathan Wing)

Ed Sheeran — “Don’t” (Editor: Jacquelyn London)

Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Where Are U Now” (Editor: Brewer)

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Editor: Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street) pengerjaan video ini semecam mendapat pengawasan ketat dari Taylor Swift. Dan lihat hasilnya. Bam!

 

Best Cinematography

Alt-J — “Left Hand Free” (Director of Photography: Mike Simpson)

FKA Twigs — “Two Weeks” (Director of Photography: Justin Brown)

Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Never Catch Me” (Director of Photography: Larkin Sieple)

Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud” (Director of Photography: Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Bad Blood” (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst) Saingan terberatnya bisa jadi Ed Sheeran dan Flying Lotus.

 

Best Video with a Social Message

Big Sean (featuring Kanye West and John Legend) — “One Man Can Change the World” Sebenarnya Rihanna punpunya kans sama besarnya. Tapi pemenang tetap hanya ada satu.

Colbie Caillat — “Try”

Jennifer Hudson — “I Still Love You”

Rihanna — “American Oxygen”

Wale — “The White Shoes”

 

Jogja, 31 Juli 2015