THE 2018 MTV Video Music Awards could easily be renamed the MTV Will Cardi B Win Em All Awards as the American rapper stand to walk away with a dozen gongs.
But when is the actual awards show happening and how can it be watched in the UK? – here is everything you need to know.
When are the MTV VMAs 2018 and where will they be filmed?
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will take place TONIGHT (Monday August 20) and will be broadcast live in America from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The ceremony will commence at 9pm EST in the USA – making it technically ‘live’ in the UK at 2am GMT on Tuesday 21 August 2018.
A number of stars have been nominated for multiple awards – with Childish Gambino and Drake both up for seven, Beyonce and Jay-Z up for eight, but Cardi B could win the most as she is nominated for 12 awards.
Is there a live stream of the MTV VMAs and red carpet entrances?
MTV will likely feature live updates across their social media channels as the VMAs get under way – as well as the live performances at the red carpet pre-show.
Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine will all be performing as stars and guests arrive before the main show commences.
Live streaming of the action will take place (but will only be available in the USA) via MTV Live while further coverage will stream on MTV’s YouTube page.
What are the social media handles for the MTV VMAs?
MTV has a large number of social media accounts covering many of their shows and awards ceremonies – with one dedicated to the Video Music Awards.
On Twitter, follow and tweet @vmas and expect the official MTV account (@MTV) to also provide updates – while Instagram follows the same format.
If you’re tweeting along, the hastag #VMAs will be essential.
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How can I watch the MTV VMAs in the UK?
The ceremony will aire on MTV UK on Tuesday 21 August 2018 less than 24 hours after the show has aired in the USA.
The recording of the show will start airing on the channel from 8pm GMT and is scheduled to last for two hours.
If you don’t want to know who wins before you can watch the show in full, you may need to ban yourself from all online news and social media outlets.