Just weeks before the show is set to air, MTV announced the addition of a new category to the Video Music Awards listing - Best Video With a Message. The former music channel had this to say:
“The special category, in conjunction with MTV Act (that’s us!), celebrates the union between music and social activism, and highlights artists who created music videos that made us think about the world around us.
These artists could have just made party songs, but instead they also took a stand against bullying, fought for LGBT rights and reminded us why we’re all special.”
Find out the nominees after the jump: