Here’s The Real Reason Why Troye Sivan Has Already Won His VMA Category

27 July 2016, 16:26 | Updated: 27 December 2019, 14:45

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Seriously though, what a well deserved achievement!

Last night (27/7/16), the official nominations for MTV's Video Music Awards were announced and it. was. LIT. Not only is Drake one step closer to cementing the memetastic Hotline Bling as one of the most influential videos of our generation, but our precious Troye Sivan also got nominated for his incredible video work!


Troye was nominated in the Breakthrough Long Form Video category for his Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy - a three part narrative which tells the emotional story of two young boys struggling with their same-sex relationship. (If you haven't watched it yet - you're really missing out.)

But wait, you know who else released a Long Form Music video this year? Beyonce. Giselle. Knowles. Carter. Yes, that's right. Troye Sivan has been nominated in the same category as Beyoncé's "Lemonade"! 


Many of Troye's fans have supported him since his early days on YouTube and have seen him grow into a fully fledged international popstar. To see him nab a nomination against the most powerful immortal being in pop and her earth-shattering magnum opus is literally the most incredible thing that has ever happened. 

Everyone has been *freaking* out on Twitter over the news and no one can seem to get over the possibility that Troye might just beat Beyonce to the Moon Man! (It's a public vote after all!)


He's gotta fight it out against Justin Bieber too but either way, the fact is Troye is already a winner, regardless of the outcome.

While "Lemonade's" visuals and overall message have been considered a modern masterpiece, Troye's silky visuals have been top level from the drop and his outspoken, important and continuous support surrounding the ongoing social struggles that same-sex couples and the LGBTQ+ community have to face are pretty damn award-worthy. 

Cast your votes for Troye below - we wanna see Kanye try and pry that Moon Man out of his meme-loving hands! 


We'll see you on August 28th as we live-tweet the VMAs in our Blue Neighbourhood tour merch!