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THE 2015 "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINATIONS LIVE AFhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/2015-MTV-VMA-Nominations-LIVE-AF.aspxTHE 2015 "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINATIONS LIVE AFGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/21/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><em>​Miley Cyrus to Host<br></em></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><em>The 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" to Air LIVE on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY, July 21, 2015</strong> – <a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> today announced via Beats 1 "Chart" show on Apple Music the 2015 "<a href="http://www.vma.mtv.com/">MTV Video Music Awards</a>" nominations. <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/taylor-swift/"><strong>Taylor Swift</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/ed-sheeran/"><strong>Ed Sheeran</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/beyonce/"><strong>Beyoncé</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/kendrick-lamar/"><strong>Kendrick Lamar</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/mark-ronson/"><strong>Mark Ronson</strong></a> lead the pack with the most Moonman nods for music's most unexpected night, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A., LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/miley-cyrus/"><strong>Miley Cyrus</strong></a> will serve as host. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including "Video of The Year," "Best Male Video," "Best Female Video" and more by visiting <a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/">vma.mtv.com</a>. Additionally, votes for the "MTV Artist To Watch" award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain live through the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" Pre-Show airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. At that time, the top two artists will be revealed, kicking off a live hashtag vote with the winner being announced during the live main telecast. Nominees for the socially voted category, "Best Song of Summer," will be announced at a later date.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">See below for a full list of nominees.</p><p><strong>​VIDEO OF THE YEAR</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11"</p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"</p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"</p><p><strong>BEST MALE VIDEO</strong></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"</p><p>The Weeknd – "Earned It"</p><p>Nick Jonas – "Chains"</p><p><strong>BEST FEMALE VIDEO</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11"</p><p>Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"</p><p>Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"</p><p>Sia – "Elastic Heart"</p><p>Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"</p><p><strong>BEST HIP HOP VIDEO</strong></p><p>Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"</p><p>Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"</p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"</p><p>Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"</p><p>Big Sean ft. E-40 – "IDFWU" </p><p><strong>BEST POP VIDEO</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11"</p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"</p><p>Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Maroon 5 – "Sugar"</p><p><strong>BEST ROCK VIDEO</strong></p><p>Hozier – "Take Me To Church"</p><p>Fall Out Boy – "Uma Thurman"</p><p>Florence + the Machine – "Ship To Wreck"</p><p>Walk the Moon – "Shut Up and Dance"</p><p>Arctic Monkeys – "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"</p><p><strong>ARTIST TO WATCH </strong><strong><em>presented by Taco Bell®</em></strong></p><p>Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"</p><p>Vance Joy – "Riptide"</p><p>George Ezra – "Budapest"</p><p>James Bay – "Hold Back The River"</p><p>FKA Twigs – "Pendulum"</p><p><strong>BEST COLLABORATION</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"</p><p>Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – "Love Me Harder"</p><p>Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"</p><p><strong>VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE</strong></p><p>Jennifer Hudson – "I Still Love You"</p><p>Colbie Caillat – "Try"</p><p>Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – "One Man Can Change the World"</p><p>Rihanna – "American Oxygen"</p><p>Wale – "The White Shoes"</p><p><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES</strong></span></p><p><strong>BEST ART DIRECTION</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Charles Infante)</em></p><p>Snoop Dogg – "So Many Pros" <em>(Jason Fijal)</em></p><p>Jack White – "Would You Fight For My Love" <em>(Jeff Peterson)</em></p><p>The Chemical Brothers – "Go" <em>(</em><em>Michel Gondry)</em></p><p>Skrillex & Diplo – "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber <em>(Brewer)</em></p><p><strong>BEST CHOREOGRAPHY</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11" <em>(Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)</em></p><p>OK Go – "I Won't Let You Down" <em>(OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)</em></p><p>Chet Faker – "Gold" <em>(Ryan Heffington)</em></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Don't" <em>(Nappy Tabs)</em></p><p>Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Never Catch Me" <em>(Keone and Mari Madrid)</em></p><p><strong>BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY</strong></p><p>Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Never Catch Me" <em>(Larkin Sieple)</em></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud" <em>(Daniel Pearl)</em></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Christopher Probst)</em></p><p>FKA Twigs – "Two Weeks" <em>(Justin Brown)</em></p><p>Alt-J – "Left Hand Free" <em>(Mike Simpson)</em></p><p><strong>​BEST DIRECTION</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Joseph Kahn)</em></p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk" <em>(Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)</em></p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright" <em>(Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)</em></p><p>Hozier – "Take Me To Church" <em>(Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)</em></p><p>Childish Gambino – "Sober" <em>(Hiro Murai)</em></p><p><strong>BEST EDITING</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11" <em>(Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)</em></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Don't" <em>(Jacquelyn London)</em></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)</em></p><p>A$AP Rocky – "L$D" <em>(Dexter Navy)</em></p><p>Skrillex & Diplo – "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber <em>(Brewer)</em></p><p><strong>BEST VISUAL EFFECTS</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Ingenuity Studios)</em></p><p>FKA Twigs – "Two Weeks" <em>(Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)</em></p><p>Childish Gambino – "Telegraph Ave." <em>(Gloria FX)</em></p><p>Skrillex & Diplo – "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber <em>(Brewer)</em></p><p>Tyler, The Creator – "F****** Young/Death Camp" <em>(Gloria FX)</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." Van Toffler, Stephen Friedman, Amy Doyle and Garrett English are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards include: CLEAN & CLEAR®, COVERGIRL®, Orbit® Gum, PEPSI®, Samsung Galaxy, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, and truth®.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to </span><a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/" style="line-height:1.6;">http://www.mtvpress.com</a><span style="line-height:1.6;">.</span></p><p> </p><p><br></p>
ALL-NEW TRAILER FOR MTV’S “WHITE PEOPLE” ASKS UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND WHITE FRUSTRATIONhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-White-People-New-Trailer.aspxALL-NEW TRAILER FOR MTV’S “WHITE PEOPLE” ASKS UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND WHITE FRUSTRATIONGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/8/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Documentary from MTV in Partnership with Pulitzer-Prize Winner Jose Antonio Vargas <br>to Premiere Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00pm ET/PT on MTV</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>To watch and embed the "White People" trailer click </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DRJnkBqwzOQ"><strong>HERE</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">"I'm trying to be careful."</p><p style="text-align:center;">"I don't want to offend people."</p><p style="text-align:center;">"I don't want to say the wrong thing."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">How do you get young white people to talk openly and honestly about race? As part of its ongoing "Look Different" campaign, MTV is encouraging the conversation with "White People," a new documentary from MTV and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, airing Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Whiteness often remains unexamined in conversations about race in this country, even as it acts as the implicit norm against which other racial identities are judged," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV.  "By shining a spotlight on whiteness, we hope 'White People' will serve as a powerful conversation starter that encourages our audience to address racial bias through honest, judgment-free dialogue."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">A provocative, new trailer of the documentary released today provides a first-look at Vargas's journey across America and his conversations with white Millennials of varying social, economic, and educational backgrounds. Along the way, he meets Samantha, Katy, Lucas, John and Dakota, five young white people who share their thoughts on white privilege, affirmative action, and racial identity in modern America. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"White People" will simultaneously be made available on MTV.com, the MTV App, MTV's Facebook page and its YouTube channel, as well as the following morning on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and MTV's Video On Demand services. The documentary is a presentation of MTV's Emmy Award-winning <em>Look Different</em> campaign, which launched in April 2014 to illuminate biases on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation, inspiring young people to take over one million actions to confront these issues. In support of the documentary, <em>Look Different</em> launched race.lookdifferent.org, a robust resource hub empowering viewers to learn more and continue taking action. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About the Cast:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Dakota, 22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dakota grew up in a small town in Virginia and was rarely exposed to people of color. It was in this conservative town that he was taught by his community to be apprehensive of black people. Despite what he learned, Dakota chose to attend a Historically Black College where he experienced being the "minority" for the first time. The film documents Dakota introducing his black friends from college to his white friends from childhood; a scene that highlights the importance of dialogue and mutual understanding. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>John, 22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">John is born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—a historically Italian area his family has lived in for decades. Bensonhurst has since gone through a dramatic demographic shift making white people the minority. Vargas and John uncover how the change is affecting both the Italian and Asian residents in the neighborhood and explore whether or not John and his family can adapt to the "new normal." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Katy, 18</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For financial reasons, Katy was forced to sacrifice her dream of going to Grand Canyon University. When Jose meets Katy, she is convinced that being white prevented her from receiving scholarships—a belief echoed by other young white people across the country – and one Vargas sets out to investigate. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Lucas, 21</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Growing up in Washington State, Lucas was rarely exposed to people of color but when he went college, his perspective on race broadened. He became passionate about the topic of race and began teaching white privilege workshops, an aspect of his life he had not shared with his family. The film documents his work as well as an emotional and thought-provoking conversation between Lucas and his conservative parents, prompting them to attend one of his workshops for the first time.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Samantha, 23</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The day after California native, Samantha, graduated from college, she got on a plane to South Dakota and began teaching on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Samantha and Jose explore what it means to be white in an environment where she's seen as "the other," and where there's a long history of tension between Native Americans and whites.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In support of the documentary, MTV and <em>Look Different</em> launched the "Look Different Creator Competition," inviting emerging filmmakers to create groundbreaking video projects that bring a creative new outlook to the subject of privilege in today's world, including racial, gender and sexual orientation privilege, among others. Three projects will be chosen to be produced and potentially distributed via MTV's vast digital and cross-platform channels by a notable <a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/challenge/judges">panel of judges</a> including: Jose Antonio Vargas; Kal Penn, actor and civil servant; Max Joseph, filmmaker and on-screen camera man for MTV's "Catfish"; Carter Covington, executive producer of MTV's "Faking It"; Franchesca Ramsey, blogger, comedian and host of MTV's "Decoded"; Laci Green of MTV's "Braless" and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, creator and executive producer of "Unreal." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Submissions are due Friday, September 18, 2015. For more information, go to <a href="http://challenge.lookdifferent.org/">challenge.lookdifferent.org</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"White People" was directed and executive produced by Jose Antonio Vargas. Erika Clarke serves as Executive Producer, as well as Craig D'Entrone and Amelia D'Entrone for Punched In The Head Productions. Stephen Friedman and Betsy Forhan are the Executive Producers for MTV.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong># # #</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About "White People:"</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"White People" was produced in partnership with Punched in the Head Productions and Jose Antonio Vargas' Define American media and culture organization. Additional guidance was provided by leading experts on race including: Diane J. Goodman, Ed.D., author of <em>Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups</em> and renowned diversity and social justice trainer, consultant, professor and activist; Peggy McIntosh, PhD., best known as author of "<a href="http://nationalseedproject.org/peggy-mcintosh-s-white-privilege-papers">White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack  and White Privilege</a>" and "<a href="http://nationalseedproject.org/peggy-mcintosh-s-white-privilege-papers">Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies</a>" and founder of the <a href="http://www.nationalseedproject.org/">National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum</a>; Tanya Williams, Ed.D., higher education diversity administrator and social justice consultant and coach; Holly Fetter, current Fellow at the Ford Foundation who as a student organized workshops and discussions about privilege, and designed and taught a course called "What Is Whiteness? Historical and Contemporary Definitions of White Racial Identity in the U.S." and Jacob SS, an 18-year-old activist and recent graduate from Brooklyn Friends School where he taught white privilege workshops. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to <a>www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About Define American:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Define American is a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity and citizenship in a changing America. It was founded by Jose Antonio Vargas in 2011. For more information, visit <a href="http://defineamerican.com/">defineamerican.com</a>.</p>
MTV HEATS UP THIS SUMMER WITH SIX ALL-STAR DANCE CREWS HITTING THE "AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW" STAGEhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/America's-Best-Dance-Crew-Road-to-the-VMAs.aspxMTV HEATS UP THIS SUMMER WITH SIX ALL-STAR DANCE CREWS HITTING THE "AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW" STAGEGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/7/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>​​"America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs" Premieres Wednesday, July 29</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> at 11p.m. ET/PT </strong></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><br>Santa Monica, CA (July 7, 2015) </strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">– </span><a href="http://www.mtv.com/" style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MTV</span></a><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> is heating up this summ</span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">er when six all-star dance crews — including five previous champions — take to the </span><a href="http://www.abdc.mtv.com/" style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">"America's Best Dance Crew"</span></a><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> ("ABDC") stage to battle for dance supremacy and cement their "ABDC" legacy. Dream match-ups become reality as seasons clash and crews face off in the ultimate battle to see who is the best of the best.  The five returning crews include </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Super Cr3W</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 2 champions), </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Quest</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Crew</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 3 champions), </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">We Are Heroes</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 4 champions), </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">I.aM.mE</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 6 champions) and </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Elektrolytes</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 7 champions); taking the "ABDC" stage for the first time are </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Kinjaz</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (which include members from season 1 crews Jabbawockeez and Kaba Modern). "ABDC" is hosted by </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Jason Dundas </strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">("Entertainment Tonight") and the judging panel includes hip hop superstar </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">T-Pain</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">, G.O.O.D. Music recording artist </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Teyana Taylor</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> and television and Broadway performer </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Frankie Grande</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"></span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">MTV is reinventing the hit competition series with six all-new "Video Music Award"–themed episodes. Each week the all-star crews will have to create routines inspired by "VMA"-related elements and challenges. The winner will be crowned in the live finale episode, set to air as the lead-in to the "2015 MTV Video Music Awards" Pre-Show on Sunday, August 30</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> at 4:00pm ET/PT.</span></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">"ABDC" Host: </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Jason Dundas </strong></li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;">"ABDC" Judges: </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>T-Pain </strong></li><li><strong>Teyana Taylor </strong></li><li><strong>Frankie Grande </strong></li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;">"ABDC" Crews:<br></p><p><strong>Super Cr3W</strong><br></p><div style="text-align:-webkit-left;"><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Season 2 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Las Vegas, NV<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Super Cr3w is comprised of the best of the best, with three well-known b-boy crews—Battle Monkees, Full Force and Knucklehead Zoo. Their talent is unquestionable and their abilities are endless. Since appearing on "ABDC" in 2008, the crew has opened three dance studios, including one in Las Vegas.  In addition, members have appeared in numerous movies such as "Battle of the Year" "Planet Bboy," and "Honey 2" and commercials for "Pepsi Smash." Following a personal invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama, Super Cr3w is also the only hip hop crew to showcase at the White House.  The crew has also appeared in music videos & toured with the likes of Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Paul McCartney, Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera and J.LO and recently headlined as the principal cast along side their brothers the Jabbawockeez to open their Las Vegas shows "MUS.I.C" and "Prism."   Despite their busy schedules, the crew is ready to reunite and bring everything they have to the "ABDC" stage.</span></div><p></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​Quest Crew<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Season 3 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Los Angeles, CA<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">Quest Crew is a group of close friends with a common love for dance and the arts.  From b-boying to tutting to martial arts, each member brings their own specialty and style to the stage with a great mix of humor, musicality and innovative choreography.  Following their season three  win, Quest Crew rose to international fame as they wowed audiences in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and performed with artists such as Usher, LMFAO, Snoop Dogg, and Far East Movement.  Packed with high-flying, eye-popping tricks, and larger-than-life personalities, Quest Crew definitely has a style like no other.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>We Are Heroes<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Season 4 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Los Angeles, CA<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">The first and only female crew to win the "ABDC" title, We Are Heroes prides itself on its diversity, as the seven members come from all different parts of the world.  After winning season four the girls embarked on a whirlwind trip of appearances and performances around the world. They appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show three times, were featured on "Oprah" and performed alongside artists such as Justin Bieber and Rihanna. In the past couple of years the group has gone their separate ways, pursuing individual dance careers in different facets, however once the girls heard about the show returning they were ecstatic to get the crew back together, and are coming for the other crews with an arsenal loaded with both new members and new tricks.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>I.aM.mE<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">S</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">eason 6 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Houston, TX<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">I.aM.mE refers to their unique dance style as "brain banging," a series of connections and large-scale visuals that create shapes and puzzles with the human body.  This innovative style not only won over the judges and viewers in season six but it opened doors for the crew to spread this style and their knowledge of dance with fans across the globe.  Since winning the "ABDC" title in season six, the crew pursued individual careers as dancers and choreographers, appearing alongside artists such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Fans will also recognize some familiar faces this time around as members from past crews 8 Flavahz and Phunk Phenomenon have joined up once again take on the competition.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Elektrolytes<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Season 7 "ABDC</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Gilbert, AZ<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">The desert boys from Arizona are the reigning champions of ABDC and are ready to prove themselves once again.  Since winning season seven, these eight friends toured coast to coast as well as internationally, thrilling thousands of fans with their dynamic stunts, intricate choreography and trademark high energy.  Off of their success they have also performed at the Latin Grammys and continue to be the driving force of the thriving Arizona Hip Hop community. They call themselves Elektrolytes because dance fuels their body, and they are ready to take America by storm once again!</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Kinjaz<br></strong><em style="line-height:1.6;">Los Angeles, CA<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">Making their "ABDC" debut, the Kinjaz are a brotherhood of crusaders (comprised of former team leaders who used to compete against each other) on a quest to fearlessly explore the depths of their artistic purpose. Members hail from many reputable California dance companies including top "ABDC" crews such as the Jabbawockeez (season one champions) and Kaba Modern (season one contenders).  This crew will quickly become an "ABDC" fan favorite with their intricate choreography and creative storytelling, showing fans they have what it takes to compete against some of the top crews in "ABDC" history.</span></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;">​FOLLOW THE CREWS, JUDGES AND HOST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fans can hashtag <strong>#ABDC </strong>and follow the <a href="https://twitter.com/abdcinsider"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@ABDCINSIDER</span></a> on Twitter and "like" the official <a href="https://www.facebook.com/abdc"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">ABDC</span></a> page on Facebook.<br></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>CREWS</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Twitter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Facebook</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>YouTube</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Instagram</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SUPER CR3W</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/supercr3w"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@SUPERCR3W</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSuperCr3w"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">SuperCr3w</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/SUPERCR3W11"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">SUPER CR3W11</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/supercr3w"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Supercr3w</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Quest Crew</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/TheQuestCrew"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@TheQuestCrew</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialquestcrew"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Quest Crew</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="http://youtube.com/questcrew"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Quest Crew</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/questcrew/?hl=en"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@QuestCrew</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">WE ARE HEROES</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/weareheroescrew"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@WeAreHeroesCrew</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/weareheroescrew"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">We Are Heroes</span></a> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/weareheroescrew/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@WeAreHeroesCrew</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">I.aM.mE</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/IaMmECrew"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@IaMmECrew</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/IaMmE-Crew/188187454538291"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IaMmE Crew</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/IaMmECrew"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">iaMmECrew</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/iammecrew/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@iammecrew</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ELEKTROLYTES</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/elektrolytes"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@Elektrolytes</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Elektrolytes"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Elektrolytes</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ElektrolytesHD"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Elektrolytes</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/elektrolytes"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@elektrolytes</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">KINJAZ</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/kinjaz"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@KINJAZ</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/kinjaz"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Kin</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">jaz</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="http://youtube.com/thekinjaz"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">TheKinjaz</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/kinjaz/?hl=en"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@kinjaz</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>JUDGES & HOST</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">T-Pain</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/TPAIN?p=s"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@TPAIN</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/t-pain"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">T-Pain</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/tpain/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@tpain</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Teyana Taylor</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/TEYANATAYLOR?p=s"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@TEYANATAYLOR</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/teyanataylor"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Teyana Taylor</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/teyanataylor/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@teyanataylor</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Frankie Grande</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/FrankieJGrande?p=s"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@FrankieJGrande</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/thebigbrothertho"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Frankie Grande</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/frankiejgrande/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@frankiejgrande</span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jason Dundas </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/JasonDundas?p=s"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@JasonDundas</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/jasondundas.fb"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Jason Dundas</span></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/jasondundas/?hl=en"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@jasondundas</span></a></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p>"ABDC" is shot on location in Los Angeles, where dance crews perform their hottest moves for dance supremacy and a $100,000 cash prize.  Every performance-themed episode gives insight into the crews' emotion, spirit and inspiration as they step up to the challenge and show-off their ground-breaking choreography. Judges will eliminate crews each week, and viewers around the country will vote during the LIVE finale episode to choose the nation's best dance crew.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs" is executive produced by Jane Y. Mun ("The Sing Off"), Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment) and Howard and Karen Schwartz (Hip Hop International). <br><br></p><p>The CLEAN & CLEAR® brand is an official sponsor of "America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs."<br><br></p><p></p>
MTV’s "SCREAM" PREMIERE DRAWS SIX MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, LEAPS +45% IN L+3 RATINGShttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV’s-SCREAM-PREMIERE-DRAWS-SIX-MILLION-TOTAL-VIEWERS,-LEAPS-45-IN-L3-RATINGS.aspxMTV’s "SCREAM" PREMIERE DRAWS SIX MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, LEAPS +45% IN L+3 RATINGSGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/6/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong></strong> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Additionally, Debut Episode Streamed More Than 500,000 Times on MTV.com and MTV App</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"Teen Wolf" Two-Night Premiere Attracts 5.6 Million Total Viewers </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>as well as Two Million Streams on MTV.com and MTV App</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Click </em></strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1736713"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><em>HERE</em></strong></span></a><strong><em> for a sneak peek at episode 2 of MTV's "Scream"</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY – July 6, 2015 – </strong>The premiere episode of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MTV</span></a>'s hit new slasher series "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/scream/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Scream</span></a>" scared up big viewership numbers, drawing more than 6.0 million total viewers in live + 3, including 3.1 million viewers in MTV's core P12-34 audience.  The episode jumped 45% in L+3 and earned a 1.4 rating among P12-34.  It earned a 1.3 L+3 rating among P18-34.  Additionally, the premiere episode of "Scream" has been streamed 506,000 times to date on MTV.com and the MTV app.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Scream" now ranks as the most-watched new series premiere of the summer on cable with Millennials.  The premiere was the number-one cable telecast in its time period with P12-34 and P18-34.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"This is a strong start for 'Scream' and, as we head into our second episode and the series' debut at Comic-Con this weekend, we've got a lot of momentum behind the scary, twisty, and ridiculously fun season ahead," said Susanne Daniels, President of Programming for MTV.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The second episode of "Scream" airs Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV – click<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1736713"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HERE</strong></span></a> for a sneak peek (embed code included below).  On tomorrow night's "Scream" episode, another teen's death raises questions and causes yet another rift between the friends, and a provocative podcaster shows up to report on the town's murders, past and present.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Additionally, the two-night premiere of MTV's "Teen Wolf" season 5B attracted 5.6 million total viewers, including 2.9 million viewers in MTV's core P12-34 audience.  The first episode of the premiere event aired Monday, June 29 and drew a 1.9 L+3 rating among P12-34 and 1.4 among P18-34.  The second episode aired Tuesday, June 30 and drew a 1.8 L+3 rating among P12-34 and 1.4 among P18-34.  The "Teen Wolf" Season 5B premiere episodes have been streamed more than 2.0 million times to date on MTV.com and the MTV app.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>#MTVScream on Social Media</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "Scream" premiere was big on social media as well, where the episode earned 54,000 tweets – approximately 15 tweets per second – during its initial airing.  #MTVScream trended worldwide on Twitter from approximately 10:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern.   #Scream was the #2 trending Instagram term throughout the night as well.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The entire "Scream" cast live-tweeted the premiere episode, and more than 50 celebrities joined the conversation via their verified accounts, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and original "Scream" stars Courteney Cox and Jaimie Kennedy.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To embed a clip from episode two of MTV's "Scream," use the following embed code:</p><p><iframe src="<a href="https://mediamtvnserv-a.akamaihd.net/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:1217403"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://mediamtvnserv-a.akamaihd.net/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:1217403</span></a>" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more ways to connect with "Scream" like it on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Facebook </strong></span></a>at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mtvscream"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Facebook.com/MTVSCREAM</strong></span></a><strong> </strong>or follow the show on <a href="https://twitter.com/MTVScream?original_referer=http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-Upfront-2015.aspx&profile_id=131170751&related=mtv%2c%20mtv_2%2c%20mtvu&tw_i=616063891525763072&tw_p=embeddedtimeline&tw_w=349921772784742400"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Twitter</strong></span></a> <strong>@MTVScream</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visit <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTVPress.com</strong></span></a> for photos and more information</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Scream" stars Willa Fitzgerald as "Emma," Bex Taylor-Klaus as "Audrey," Carlson Young as "Brooke," Amadeus Serafini as "Kieran," John Karna as "Noah," Connor Weil as "Will," Tracy Middendorf as "Maggie" and Jason Wiles as "Sheriff Hudson." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV and Dimension TV (The Weinstein Company) bring the series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise, "Scream" to television with Bob and Harvey Weinstein as executive producers. In addition, Jill Blotevogel ("Harper's Island," "Ravenswood") and Jaime Paglia ("Arrow") will executive produce and show run, with John Shiban ("Hell on Wheels", "Breaking Bad") on board as a consulting producer. The pilot was written by Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin ("Criminal Minds," "The Event," and "Revenge") and Jill Blotevogel. Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Sources:</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Viewership and Ratings</em><em>: </em>Nielsen; Live +3 Data unless otherwise specified; P2+, P12-34, P18-34 specific; ranks based on Live +3 (000s); Reach 1 min qual., all airings of premiere episode on MTV and premiere simulcast on VH1)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Digital Streams: </em>Omniture, Sitecatalyst, 6/30/15-7/6/15</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Tweets: </em>Nielsen SocialGuide</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.mtvpress.com</span></a>.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Contacts:<br></strong></p><p><strong>For Scream:</strong></p><p>Jennifer Solari<br><a href="mailto:jennifer.solari@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><a href="mailto:jennifer.solari@mtvstaff.com">jennifer.solari@mtvstaff.com</a><br>310.752.8428<br></p><p>Kyle Pleva <br><a href="mailto:Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com</span></a> <br>310.752.8352</p><p> </p><p><strong>For Teen Wolf:</strong></p><p>Rayna Schwartz<br><a href="mailto:Rayna.Schwartz@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><a href="mailto:Rayna.Schwartz@mtvstaff.com">Rayna.Schwartz@mtvstaff.com</a><br>310-752-8701<br></p><p>Juliana Clifton<br><a href="mailto:Juliana.Clifton@Viacommix.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Juliana.Clifton@Viacommix.com</span></a><br>212-846-4247</p>
ALL TIME LOW AND FLO RIDA HITTING THE STAGE AT “MTV FANDOM FEST” DURING COMIC-CON SAN DIEGOhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/ALL-TIME-LOW-AND-FLO-RIDA-HITTING-THE-STAGE-AT--“MTV-FANDOM-FEST”-DURING-COMIC-CON-SAN-DIEGO.aspxALL TIME LOW AND FLO RIDA HITTING THE STAGE AT “MTV FANDOM FEST” DURING COMIC-CON SAN DIEGOGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e16/30/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Austin Butler, Tyga, And The Cast From "The Originals" Among the Celebs Lined Up to Present Along</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>With Hosts Tyler Posey and Bella Thorne</strong></p><p>International, genre-busting music superstar Flo Rida and rock juggernauts All Time Low are set to headline the "MTV Fandom Fest"<strong> </strong>on Thursday, July 9 at Petco Park during Comic-Con San Diego. The "MTV Fandom Awards" honor the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, books and comics from subculture to mainstream worldwide success. To further honor the dedicated fans of Comic-Con, the "MTV Fandom Fest" is a free party at Petco Park open to all Comic-Con badge holders with food, drinks, games and giveaways, in addition to the performances by All Time Low and Flo Rida.  </p><ul><li><strong>Find out more about Flo Rida </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/flo-rida/"><strong>here</strong></a></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Find out more about All Time Low </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/all-time-low/"><strong>here</strong></a><strong> </strong></li></ul><p><strong>Celebrity appearances</strong> including hosts Bella Thorne ("Scream") and Tyler Posey ("Teen Wolf"):</p><ul><li>Austin Butler ("The Shannara Chronicles") </li><li>Dylan Bruce ("Orphan Black") </li><li>Ed Skrein (<em>The Transporter Refueled</em>)</li><li>iJustine and Joey Graceffa (Social Influencers)    <br><br><span style="text-align:justify;">"The Originals" Cast</span></li><li><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">Joseph Morgan (Klaus Mikaelson)</span></li><li>Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson)</li><li>Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley Marshall)</li><li>Charles Michael Davis (Marcel Gerard)    </li><li>Leah Pipes (Camille O'Connell)</li><li>Danielle Campbell (Davina Claire)</li><li>Yusuf Gatewood (Vincent Griffith)<br></li></ul><ul><li>The <em>Hitman Agent 47</em> Cast</li><li>Rupert Friend (Agent 47)</li><li>Hannah Ware (Katia van Dees)</li></ul><ul><li>Lyndie Greenwood ("Sleepy Hollow")</li><li>Tyga (MTV2's "Kingin' With Tyga")</li><li>Orlando Jones <br><br><strong>Special appearances in the "MTV Fandom Awards Special"</strong>:</li><li>The "Younger" Cast</li><li>Hilary Duff (Kelsey Peters)</li><li>Sutton Foster (Liza Miller)</li><li>Nico Tortorella (Josh)<br></li></ul><ul><li>The "Teen Wolf" Cast</li><li>Dylan Sprayberry (Liam Dunbar)</li><li>Shelly Hennig (Malia Tate)</li><li>Cody Christian (Theo Raeken)</li><li>Victoria Moroles (Hayden Romero)    </li><li>Khylin Rhambo (Mason Hewitt)<br></li></ul><ul><li>Lindsey Morgan ("The 100")    </li><li>Robin Lord Taylor ("Gotham")</li><li>Katie Stevens ("Faking It") <br><strong><br></strong></li><li><strong>"MTV FANDOM FEST" and "MTV FANDOM AWARDS"</strong></li><li>Thursday, July 9 at Petco Park</li><li>Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  PST (Awards start at  8:00 p.m. PDT)</li></ul><p><strong>"MTV FANDOM AWARDS SPECIAL"</strong></p><p><strong></strong><span style="text-align:justify;">Sunday, Ju</span><span style="text-align:justify;">ly 12 on MTV 8 p.m. ET/PT</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA FANS UNITE!</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:left;">#FandomAwards</p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="https://twitter.com/MTV">@MTV</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="https://twitter.com/AllTimeLow">@AllTimeLow</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="https://twitter.com/official_flo">@official_flo</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/cworiginals">@cworiginals</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/josephmorgan">@josephmorgan</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/danieljgillies">@danieljgillies</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/1PhoebeJTonkin">@1PhoebeJTonkin</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/CharlesMD">@CharlesMD</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/leahmariepipes">@leahmariepipes</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/daniellemcam">@daniellemcam</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/YusufGatewood">@YusufGatewood</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>WANT TO VOTE? </strong></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/fandomawards/2015/fandom-of-the-year/#/voting">Vote for Fandom of the Year!</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://mtv.tumblr.com/tagged/shipoftheyear">Vote for Ship of the Year!</a> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>WE LOVE PRESS!</strong></span></p><p>Apply for "MTV Fandom Awards" and "MTV Fandom Fest" </p><p>press credentials, please visit <a href="file://///ad.viacom.com/dept/mtv_press/Fandom%20Awards/2015/Draft%20Releases/MTVPRESS.COM">MTVPress.com</a> by July 1, 2015</p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FAQs AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NOMINEES, SPONSORS, ETC</strong></span></p><p>Visit  <a href="file://///ad.viacom.com/dept/mtv_press/Fandom%20Awards/2015/Draft%20Releases/FandomAwards.MTV.com">FandomAwards.MTV.com</a> or <a href="/sites/mtvpress/Pages/AVENGERS,-MAD-MAX,-PITCH-PERFECT-2,-“BROAD-CITY,”-“EMPIRE”-AND-“ARROW”-AMONG-32-NOMINEES-IN-EPIC-SHOWDOWN-FOR-MTV’S--“FANDO.aspx">MTVPress.com</a></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>NEED TO TALK? </strong></span></p><p>Michelle Clark-McCrary/212-846-3538/<a href="mailto:Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com">Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com</a></p><p>Jake Urbanski /212-846-6888/<a href="mailto:jake.urbanski@mtvstaff.com">jake.urbanski@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="line-height:1.6;">###</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span></p>
AVENGERS, MAD MAX, PITCH PERFECT 2, “BROAD CITY,” “EMPIRE” AND “ARROW” AMONG 32 NOMINEES IN EPIC SHOWDOWN http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/AVENGERS,-MAD-MAX,-PITCH-PERFECT-2,-“BROAD-CITY,”-“EMPIRE”-AND-“ARROW”-AMONG-32-NOMINEES-IN-EPIC-SHOWDOWN-FOR-MTV’S--“FANDO.aspxAVENGERS, MAD MAX, PITCH PERFECT 2, “BROAD CITY,” “EMPIRE” AND “ARROW” AMONG 32 NOMINEES IN EPIC SHOWDOWN GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e16/23/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>FOR MTV'S </strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;">"FANDOM OF THE YEAR" AWARD ​</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SOCIAL VOTING FOR "SHIP OF THE YEAR" LAUNCHES JUNE 25 EXCLUSIVELY ON TUMBLR WITH "TEEN WOLF," </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"THE 100"AND </strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;">"THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" AMONG THE NOMINEES</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Hosts Tyler Posey and Bella Thorne To Be Joined By Special "MTV Fandom" Correspondents "Girl Code's" Carly Aquilino And Social Media Star Lohanthony </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"MTV Fandom Awards Special" to Premiere Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">New York, NY (June 23, 2015) – <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV</a> today announced the nominees for the 2015 "Fandom of the Year" award, which features 32 honorees spread across four sub genres – Movies, TV Dramas, TV Comedies and Reality – with winners being decided by bracket-style voting. The network also announced nominees for "Ship of the Year," celebrating the unspoken relationships that fandoms are dying to see. The awards will be handed out at the second annual "MTV Fandom Awards," which will take place along with the "MTV Fandom Fest" on Thursday, July 9 at Petco Park during Comic-Con San Diego. MTV will premiere the 60-minute "MTV Fandom Awards Special" on Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, celebrating the honorees and showcasing some of the best moments from the show. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Fandom of the Year" nominees include fans of the biggest blockbuster franchises in entertainment like <em>Avengers: Age of Ultron</em> and <em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</em>, as well as television series, including "Empire," "Pretty Little Liars," "Teen Wolf," "Broad City," "Arrow," "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The full list of all 32 nominees for the "Fandom of the Year" award presented by Kit Kat bars is included below and fans can vote for all of their favorites at <a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/fandomawards/">FandomAwards.MTV.com</a>.  Social voting for the "Ship of the Year" award, presented by Coca-Cola, will launch on Thursday, June 25 with voting exclusively on Tumblr, the home for fandoms. The nominees in the category are "Clexa" from "The 100" (Clarke and Lexa), "Olicity" from "Arrow" (Felicity and Oliver), "Karmy" from "Faking It" (Karma and Amy), "Emison" from "Pretty Little Liars" (Emily and Alison), "Sciles" from "Teen Wolf" (Scott and Stiles), and "Bamon" from "The Vampire Diaries" (Bonnie and Damon). Starting June 25, MTV will launch a unique post for each of the "Ship of the Year" nominees on the <a href="http://mtv.tumblr.com/tagged/shipoftheyear">MTV Tumblr</a> page, with the winner determined by the post with the largest vote count. Voting for this award will run through July 8. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Vampire Diaries" leads the pack of previously announced nominees with three nominations in the "Fandom of the Year," "Ship of the Year" and "Feels Freak Out of the Year" categories.  Previously announced nominees, <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em>, <em>Star Wars</em>, "Faking It," "Arrow," Empire and "Teen Wolf" round out the standings with two nominations each.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The 'Fandom of the Year' award celebrates some of the loudest fandoms in pop culture," said Ryan Kroft, Senior Vice President of Programming Specials and Events for MTV. "We love having the bracket back in action for the second year in a row." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Shipping on Tumblr is serious business, so I'm thrilled we're able to celebrate all of the community's passions by opening it up to a democratic process with MTV Fandom Awards, said Amandalyn Ferri, Tumblr's Culture & Trends expert. "Personally, I ship #Karmy ("Faking It"), but we'll see which couple's hypothetical love prevails when voting on Tumblr ends and San Diego Comic-Con begins."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Beginning on Wednesday, July 8, MTV will launch "Fandom Week," a take-over by fans and celebrity fans, alike, across every MTV platform with segments on-air, on digital and across MTV's social platforms. Stars like Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, MGK, Kit Harrington and many more will share their favorite movies, shows and characters, while "MTV Fandom" correspondents Carly Aquilino (MTV's "Girl Code") and social media star Lohanthony, will be on the ground bringing viewers the best of Comic-Con International: San Diego and all of the fun from "MTV Fandom Fest." "Fandom Week" will culminate on Sunday, July 12 with the "MTV Fandom Awards Special" airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The Nominees for "Fandom of the Year" presented by Kit Kat bars are: </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Movies</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Furious 7</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Guardians of the Galaxy </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Insurgent</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Magic Mike: XXL</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Pitch Perfect 2</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>TV Dramas</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Supernatural"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Teen Wolf"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Game of Thrones"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Vampire Diaries"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Empire"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Once Upon a Time"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Arrow" </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Pretty Little Liars"</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>TV Comedies</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Broad City"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Parks & Recreation"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"New Girl"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Faking It"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Mindy Project"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Orange is the New Black"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Girl Code" </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Reality</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Catfish"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Dance Moms" </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Love & Hip Hop" </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Survivor"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Teen Mom OG"  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Total Divas"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race"</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The Nominees for "Ship of the Year" presented by Coca-Cola with voting exclusively on Tumblr</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The 100" - "Clexa" (Clarke and Lexa)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Arrow" -  "Olicity" (Felicity and Oliver)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Faking It" -  "Karmy" (Karma and Amy)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Pretty Little Liars" - "Emison" (Emily and Alison)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Teen Wolf" -  "Sciles" (Stiles and Scott) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Vampire Diaries" - "Bamon" (Bonnie and Damon)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The "MTV Fandom Awards" and "MTV Fandom Fest" </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "MTV Fandom Awards" honor the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, books and comics from subculture to mainstream worldwide success. To further honor the dedicated fans of Comic-Con, the "MTV Fandom Fest" is a free party at Petco Park open to all Comic-Con badge holders with food, drinks, games and giveaways. The "MTV Fandom Fest" will lead into the "MTV Fandom Awards" on Thursday, July 12.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the "MTV Fandom Awards" and "MTV Fandom Fest" include Coca-Cola, Kit Kat, LG G4, Pizza Hut, and The U.S. Air Force.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ryan Kroft and Eric Conte are the Executive Producers of the "MTV Fandom Awards" and Andria Parides serves as Supervising Producer. Wendy Plaut is the Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Gina Esposito is the Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Joe Buoye is the Executive in Charge of Production. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Note to Press: To apply for "MTV Fandom Awards" and "MTV Fandom Fest" press credentials, please visit MTVPress.com by July 1, 2015.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the "MTV Fandom Awards," visit <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/mtvu_fandom_awards/">FandomAwards.MTV.com</a> or <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">MTVPress.com</a>. </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Contacts:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Michelle Clark-McCrary/212-846-3538/<a href="mailto:Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com">Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com</a> </p><p>Jake Urbanski /212-846-6888/<a href="mailto:jake.urbanski@mtvstaff.com">jake.urbanski@mtvstaff.com</a></p>

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