Twitter buzz ahead of the 2015 #VMAs

The @MTV Video Music Awards is one of the most talked about events on Twitter, and this year will be no different. Music fans, nominees, and stars are already buzzing with anticipation for Sunday’s show.

To help share the excitement, MTV and Twitter created an exclusive emoji version of the new 2015 MTV Video Music Award Moonman, designed by world-renowned fashion designer Jeremy Scott (@ItsJeremyScott). Tweets containing #VMAS or #VMA will unlock the custom icon to appear at the end of the hashtag.

The Moonman emoji has made an appearance in thousands of Tweets already, including those from host @MileyCyrus and @ItsJeremyScott.

Miley Cyrus #VMA Tweet

Fans have turned to Twitter to celebrate and react to all of the nominations since they were unveiled on July 21. Between that announcement and Aug. 25, here’s how the nominees and categories (alongside terms related to “winning”) have ranked for the top awards, based on Tweets:

2015 MTV VMA Video of the Year, according to Twitter

2015 MTV VMA Best Female Video, according to Twitter

2015 MTV VMA Best Male Video, according to Twitter

As the winners are revealed on Sunday, Twitter will provide a live, front row seat to the show where fans collectively react to the unexpected moments and get behind the scenes perspectives directly from the stars.

Be sure to follow @MTV for more leading up to the show, and check back with us on Sunday night for the top Twitter trends.

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