The 2019 VMAs are right around the corner, and as the nominations roll in, we can’t help but think about how many womxn have a chance to take home a newly coined, gender-neutral, ​MoonPerson​. Just days before the 2018 VMAs, MTV decided to change their MoonMan award to MoonPerson to push representation of the LGBTQ+ community and gender equality.

Out of 120 nominations and 20 categories including “Best KPop” and “Best Direction,” 59 womxn were either nominated or had features in nominations. Last year, Cardi B racked up the most nominations with 12, but in total, 11 womxn won in categories such as “Artist of the Year” and “Best New Artist.” Hopefully, this year brings more wins for LQBTQ + and womxn!! Below are womxn/LGBTQ+ nominees. Who are you excited to see at the VMAs this year?

Video of the Year 3/6

Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
Ariana Grande: thank u, next”
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist of the Year 4/6

Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey

Song of the Year 2/6

Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”
Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper: “Shallow”Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Best New Artist presented by Taco Bell 5/6

Ava Max
Billie Eilish
H.E.R.
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

Best Collaboration 4/6

Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper: “Shallow”
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita”
Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. ft. Brendon Urie]
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]

Push Artist of the Year 3/6

Billie Eilish
H.E.R.
Lizzo

Best Pop 4/6

Cardi B / Bruno Mars: “Please Me”
Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Hip-Hop 2/6

2 Chainz: “Rule the World”[ft. Ariana Grande]
Cardi B: “Money”

Best R&B 4/6
H.E.R.: “Could’ve Been” [ft. Bryson Tiller]
Alicia Keys: “Raise a Man” Ella Mai: “Trip”
Normani: “Waves” [ft. 6LACK]

Best K-Pop 2/6
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]
BLACKPINK: “Kill This Love”

Best Latin 3/6
Anuel AA / Karol G: “Secreto”
benny blanco / Tainy / Selena Gomez / J Balvin: “I Can’t Get Enough”
ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho]

Best Dance 5/6

The Chainsmokers: “Call You Mine” [ft. Bebe Rexha]
Clean Bandit: “Solo” [ft. Demi Lovato]
DJ Snake: “Taki Taki” [ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B]
David Guetta / Bebe Rexha / J Balvin: “Say My Name”
Silk City / Dua Lipa: “Electricity”

Best Rock 0/6

Video for Good 3/6

Halsey: “Nightmare”
Jamie N Commons / Skylar Grey: “Runaway Train” [ft. Gallant]
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Direction 2/6

Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (dir. Hannah Lux Davis)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (dir. Drew Kirsch and Taylor Swift)

Best Visual Effects 1/6

Ariana Grande: “God is a woman” (Visual Effects: Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)

Best Editing 3/6

Billie Eilish: “bad guy” (Editing: Billie Eilish)
Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (Editing: Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)
Solange: “Almeda” (Editing: Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)

Best Art Direction 3/6

BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey] (Art Direction: JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (Art Direction: Tatiana Van Sauter)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (Art Direction: Brittany Porter)

Best Choreography 5/6
FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (Choreography: Kelly Yvonne)
ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho] (Choreography: Charm La’Donna)
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (Choreography: Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv)
Solange: “Almeda” (Choreography: Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles)
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey] (Choreography: Rie Hata)

Best Cinematography 1/6

Billie Eilish: “hostage” (Cvmainematography: Pau Castejon)