The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will take place tonight (August 28) in Newark, New Jersey. The broadcast and livestream of the main ceremony are set to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) on MTV and MTV.com. (ViacomCBS networks including BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, and more will also simulcast the show.) After last year’s return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the show has moved to the Prudential Center and will be hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow.
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How to Watch the VMAs Pre-Show
The MTV VMAs pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m. Eastern (3:30 p.m. Pacific) and will feature 90 minutes of performances and celebrity interviews. The pre-show will air on MTV, and, starting at 6:15 p.m. Eastern, it’ll stream on the @MTV Twitter, too. Among the artists slated to perform are Dove Cameron, Saucy Santana, and Yung Gravy. MTV’s Nessa Diab and Kevan Kenney will host the pre-show, which will also feature Tate McRae as a celebrity correspondent. Plus, Murda Beatz is serving as the house DJ.
How to Watch the VMAs Main Ceremony
The main 2022 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific). You can watch the broadcast on MTV or on MTV.com (with an authenticated cable login). The show will also simulcast across the CW Network, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand, and VH1. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow will host the ceremony, and presenters include Avril Lavigne, Chlöe, Cheech & Chong, and Offset, among others. 2022 VMAs performers include Bad Bunny, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Blackpink, Jack Harlow, Måneskin, J Balvin, Anitta, Panic! at the Disco, and Marshmello, and Khalid. Check out the full list of nominees, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Harlow, Doja Cat, and more, here.
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