Fans tuning in to watch the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the 31st annual VMA ceremony, will be able to see the 2 1/2-hour show at 9 p.m. EST on the popular music channel or, as has become increasingly popular, watch the show via live stream. Beyonce leads the pack of nominees, with Kim Kardashian and Demi Lovato among the presenters.

MTV's hugely popular awards gala attracted more than 10 million viewers last year, a number that was certainly boosted by the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance. This year's show is expected to be no different, with host Ariana Grande performing alongside other pop stars like Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Usher.

Along with watching on TV fans can live stream it for free on MTV's website. The television broadcast doesn't start for East Coast fans until 9 p.m., but MTV will broadcast “VMA All Access Live” online through much of the day Sunday, with stars arriving on the red carpet starting at 8 p.m. EST. All of the events will be available to watch online.

“To go from performing on the pre-show last year to opening the VMAs this year is utterly insane and just too crazy to process,” pop star Grande told E! News. “And I feel like I won't actually be able to process it until after it happens, and then I'll process it as I'm watching it, and then I'll be like 'Whoa, okay that actually happened.'”

Totally.

Fans nostalgic for the days before Grande reigned supreme, though, can bask in all the glory that is Beyonce. The superstar, who famously rubbed her baby bump at the VMAs two years ago, is nominated for eight awards, more than any other, and is also scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award that will put her in the rarified air shared only by Britney Spears and Madonna. Along with Beyonce, who is expected to win video of the year for her “Drunk in Love” video with Jay-Z, rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea are also nominated for seven awards each.

 

 

 

 

A complete list of 2014 categories and nominees, as well as the “Drunk In Love” video, is included below:

Video of the Year

Beyonce ft. Jay Z, "Drunk In Love"  

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy" 

Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball" 

Pharrell Williams, "Happy" 

Sia, "Chandelier"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Childish Gambino, "3005" 

Drake ft. Majid Jordan, "Hold On (We're Going Home)" 

Eminem, "Berzerk"

Kanye West, "Black Skinhead"

Wiz Khalifa, "We Dem Boyz"

Best Male Video

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams, "Sing" 

Eminem ft. Rihanna, "The Monster" 

John Legend, "All of Me" 

Pharrell Williams, "Happy" 

Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

Best Female Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, "Problem" 

Beyonce, "Partition" 

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy" 

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, "Dark Horse" 

Lorde, "Royals"

Best Pop Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, "Problem" 

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, "Wake Me Up" 

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy" 

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty" 

Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

Best Rock Video

Arctic Monkeys, "Do I Wanna Know?" 

Black Keys, "Fever" 

Imagine Dragons, "Demons" 

Linkin Park, "Until It's Gone" 

Lorde, "Royals"

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell

5 Seconds of Summer, "She Looks So Perfect" 

Charli XCX, "Boom Clap" 

Fifth Harmony, "Miss Movin' On" 

Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" 

Schoolboy Q, "Man of the Year"

Best Collaboration

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, "Problem" 

Beyonce ft. Jay Z, "Drunk In Love" 

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, "Loyal" 

Eminem ft. Rihanna, "The Monster" 

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, "Dark Horse" 

Pitbull ft. Kesha, "Timber"

MTV Clubland Award

Calvin Harris, "Summer" 

Disclosure, "Grab Her!" 

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What" 

Martin Garrix, "Animals" 

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"

Best Video With A Social Message

Angel Haze ft. Sia, "Battle Cry" 

Avicii ft. Dan Tyminski, "Hey Brother" 

Beyonce, "Pretty Hurts" 

David Guetta, "One Voice" 

J. Cole, "Crooked Smile" 

Kelly Rowland, "Dirty Laundry"

Best Cinematography

30 Seconds to Mars, "City of Angels"

Arcade Fire, "Afterlife" 

Beyonce, "Pretty Hurts" 

Gesaffelstein, "Hate Or Glory" 

Lana Del Rey, "West Coast"

Best Editing

Beyonce, "Pretty Hurts" 

Eminem, "Rap God" 

Fitz and the Tantrums, "The Walker" 

MGMT, "Your Life is a Lie" 

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"

Best Choreography

Beyonce, "Partition" 

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty" 

Kiesza, "Hideaway" 

Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, "Love Never Felt So Good" 

Sia, "Chandelier" 

Usher, "Good Kisser"

Best Direction

Beyonce, "Pretty Hurts" 

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What" 

Eminem ft. Rihanna, "The Monster" 

Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball" 

OK Go, "The Writing's On The Wall"

Best Art Direction

Arcade Fire, "Reflektor" 

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What" 

Eminem, "Rap God" 

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"

Tyler, the Creator, "Tamale"

Best Visual Effects

Disclosure, "Grab Her!"

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What"

Eminem, "Rap God"

Jack White, "Lazaretto"

OK Go, "The Writing's On The Wall"