2015 Celebrity Bug Awards: Nominees

Celebrity Bug Awards - Nominees

2015 is in the history book and now, the nominees for the 8th Annual Celebrity Bug Awards, which honors the best of the year in music and television, have arrived.

Taylor Swift leads the pack with a whopping 11 nominations including Album, Performer and Entertainer of the Year, followed by The Weeknd with 10 nominations, hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar with 9 nominations and country newcomer Sam Hunt with 7 nominations.

On the television front, 'Bloodline', 'Empire', 'House of Cards', 'Modern Family' and 'Transparent' lead with 3 nominations each. View the complete list of nominees beneath:

2015 CELEBRITY BUG AWARDS : NOMINATIONS

General Categories

Most Shocking Event of 2015
Adele Breaks NSYNC’s Sales Record
Bill Cosby’s Ruined Legacy
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Divorce
Bobbi Kristina’s Death
Bruce Jenner Becomes Caitlyn Jenner

Most Talked About Star of 2015
Caitlyn Jenner
Kim Kardashian
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lopez
Taylor Swift

Most Wanted Return in 2016
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Justin Timberlake
Maxwell
Usher

Music Categories

Entertainer of the Year
Jennifer Lawrence
Kendrick Lamar
Taraji P. Henson
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Album of the Year
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’
Sam Hunt, ‘Montevallo’
Taylor Swift, ‘1989’
The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’

Song of the Year
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Single of the Year
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Collaboration of the Year
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyonce, “Feeling Myself”
Rihanna feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Video of the Year
Ciara, “Dance Like We're Making Love”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Rihanna, “Bitch Better Have My Money”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Tyrese, “Shame”

Performer of the Year
Kendrick Lamar
Madonna
Janet Jackson
Jennifer Lopez
Taylor Swift

Best New Artist
Chris Stapleton
James Bay
Meghan Trainor
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly

Best Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Kelly Clarkson
Meghan Trainor
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Best Male Artist
Ed Sheeran
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Sam Hunt
The Weeknd

Best Group/Duo
Alabama Shakes
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Maroon 5
Pentatonix

Pop Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran
Kelly Clarkson
Nick Jonas
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Pop Album of the Year
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Piece By Piece’
Madonna, ‘Rebel Heart’
Mark Ronson, ‘Uptown Special’
Meghan Trainor, ‘Title’
Taylor Swift, ‘1989’

Pop Single of the Year
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Rihanna feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

R&B Artist of the Year
Chris Brown
D’Angelo and the Vanguard
Miguel
The Weeknd
Tyrese

R&B Album of the Year
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, ‘Black Messiah’
Mary J. Blige, ‘The London Sessions’
Miguel, ‘Wildheart’
The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’
Tyrese, ‘Black Rose’

R&B Single of the Year
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”
Janet Jackson, “No Sleeep”
Tamar Braxton, “If I Don’t Have You”
The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Tyrese, “Shame”

Country Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Chris Stapleton
Little Big Town
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

Country Album of the Year
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’
Jason Aldean, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Pageant Material’
Little Big Town, ‘Pain Killer’
Sam Hunt, ‘Montevallo’

Country Single of the Year
Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”

Rap Artist of the Year
Big Sean
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Rap Album of the Year
Big Sean, ‘Dark Sky Paradise’
Drake, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’
J. Cole, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’
Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’

Rap Single of the Year
Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend, “Only Man Can Change the World”
Common with John Legend, “Glory”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Rock/Alternative/Dance Artist of the Year
Alabama Shakes
Foo Fighters
Florence + The Machine
James Bay
U2

Rock/Alternative/Dance Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, ‘Sound & Color’
James Bay, ‘Chaos and the Calm’
Florence + The Machine, ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’
Muse, ‘Drones’
Skrillex & Diplo, ‘Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü’

Rock/Alternative/Dance Single of the Year
Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Florence + The Machine, “What Kind of Man”
Foo Fighters, “Something from Nothing”
Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

Television Categories

Television Movie, Limited or Mini-Series of the Year
‘American Crime’
‘American Horror Story: Hotel’
‘Bessie’
‘Fargo’
‘Luther’

Television Show of the Year – Drama
‘The Affair’
‘Empire’
‘Game of Thrones’
‘House of Cards’
‘Mad Men’

Television Show of the Year - Comedy
‘Girls’
‘Modern Family’
‘Orange is the New Black’
‘Transparent’
‘Veep’

Television Show of the Year - Reality
‘The Amazing Race’
‘Chopped’
‘Project Runway’
‘Survivor’
‘The Voice’

Television Host of the Year
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood, 2015 CMA Awards
Ellen DeGeneres, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, ‘Project Runway’
Ryan Seacrest, ‘American Idol’
Wendy Williams, ‘The Wendy Williams Show’

Television Judge of the Year
Adam Levine, ‘The Voice’
Jennifer Lopez, ‘American Idol’
Nina Garcia, ‘Project Runway’
Pharrell Williams, ‘The Voice’
Zac Posen, ‘Project Runway’

Best New Show
‘Better Call Saul’
‘Bloodline’
‘Empire’
‘Secrets & Lies’
‘Transparent’

Television Actor of the Year - Movie, Limited or Mini-Series
Colin Farrell, ‘True Detective’
David Oyelowo, ‘Nightingale’
Idris Elba, ‘Luther’
Patrick Wilson, ‘Fargo’
Ryan Phillippe, ‘Secrets & Lies’

Television Actor of the Year - Drama
Bob Odenkirk, ‘Better Call Saul’
Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’
Kevin Spacey, ‘House of Cards’
Kyle Chandler, ‘Bloodline’
Liev Schreiber, ‘Ray Donovan’

Television Actor of the Year - Drama
Anthony Anderson, ‘Black-ish’
Don Cheadle, ‘House of Lies’
Jeffrey Tambor, ‘Transparent’
Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory’
William H. Macy, ‘Shameless’

Television Actress of the Year - Movie, Limited or Mini-Series
Felicity Huffman, ‘American Crime’
Lady GaGa, ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’
Kirsten Dunst, ‘Fargo’
Rachel McAdams, ‘True Detective’
Queen Latifah, ‘Bessie’

Television Actress of the Year – Drama
Claire Danes, ‘Homeland’
Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’
Robin Wright, ‘House of Cards’
Taraji P. Henson, ‘Empire’
Viola Davis, ‘How to Get Away With Murder’

Television Actress of the Year - Comedy
Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’
Jane Fonda, ‘Grace & Frankie’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’
Lily Tomlin, ‘Grace & Frankie’
Tracee Ellis Ross, ‘Black-ish’

Television Supporting Actor of the Year
Ben Mendelsohn, ‘Bloodline’
Michael Kenneth Williams, ‘Bessie’
Peter Dinklage, ‘Game of Thrones’
Tony Hale, ‘Veep’
Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family’

Television Supporting Actress of the Year
Allison Janney, ‘Mom’
Julie Bowen, ‘Modern Family’
Mo'Nique, ‘Bessie’
Regina King, ‘American Crime’
Uzo Aduba, ‘Orange Is the New Black’


The winners will be revealed on Monday, February 15th. The music nominees are compiled based on releases during the October 1 to September 31 eligibility period, while the television nominees are based on the 2015 calendar year. To vote for your favorites and have a hand in determine the winners, please email your choices to celebritybug@gmail.com by Friday, February 5th.
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