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How to Watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards


How to Watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

Glamorous red-carpet looks, live performances, and acceptance speeches await.

The MTV Video Music Awards are soon entering their 39th annual celebration. Come this weekend, you can tune in to the 2022 ceremony to discover all the winning artists of your favorite hit music, the wildest looks and performances, and the latest likely swarm of meme-worthy celebrity moments—all in real time from home.

This year, the star-studded event will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and rappers Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J, and Jack Harlow are set to host the ceremony.

Artists expected to take home awards include Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Nas X (again), who lead the pack of nominees with a total of seven nominations each. Close behind them are Doja Cat and Harry Styles, who both received six nominations, including Video of the Year for their respective hit singles, “Woman” and “As It Was.”

Taylor Swift also nabbed a Video of the Year nomination for her “All Too Well” short film starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien from her rerecorded 2012 album, Red (Taylor’s Version), which dropped in November 2021. And “About Damn Time” singer Lizzo joins Harlow, Styles, Nas X, and others in the nomination for Artist of the Year.

To top things off, this year’s VMAs are bringing back their prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award—arguably the ceremony’s highest honor recognizing an artist’s profound impact on music and culture—after a two-year hiatus. Minaj has been named the honoree of this year, making her the first recipient of the award since fellow female rapper Missy Elliott in 2019.

Of course, wild looks, live performances, and miscellaneous celeb moments are also expected to circulate the Internet, so the 2022 VMAs will be an all-around spectacle you won’t want to miss. Below, see all the details on how you can tune in to the anticipated awards ceremony, including where and when to stream the action from home.

Where to Watch

The VMAs will be aired on its home network, MTV, available on both television devices and MTV’s app. It will additionally be simulcast on networks including The CW, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, VH1, and Nickelodeon.

You can also stream the ceremony on MTV’s website with a Paramount+ subscription (starting at just $5 per month), as well as on YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV with select monthly plans or using free trials.

When to Watch

The ceremony will take place this Sunday, August 28. The red carpet will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and the show will start at 8.