When are the 2018 American Music Awards and who’s nominated?

Tom Duggins October 8, 2018
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GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS)

The 2018 American Music Awards are coming up soon and Taylor Swift fans are already getting excited.

It was announced last week that Swift would be opening the ceremony with a performance of the song “I Did Something Bad” from her sixth studio album Reputation.

This marks the pop star’s first performance at an award’s ceremony since the 2016 Grammy Awards and Swift obsessives are sharing their excitement on Twitter:

So when will the AMAs be on TV and who can we expect to pick up some awards?

When are the 2018 american music awards?


Television coverage of the AMA’s will be on ABC in the US on Tuesday, October 9 and the broadcast will start at 8pm Eastern District Time. For viewers in the UK, that means a start time of 1am on Wednesday, October 10.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles where the event has been staged every year since moving from the Shrine Auditorium in 2007.

where can i stream the 2018 american music awards online for free?

If you’re a resident of the United States, you can watch the awards online using the ABC App. You may be prompted to provide details linking to your TV provider.

Here are a few of the major online streaming TV providers who participate with the ABC App:

  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Roku
  • Youtube TV

For a full list of TV providers you can visit the FAQ page on ABC’s website.

If you’re based outside of the US, your options are somewhat limited. No broadcasters in Europe have arranged to show the event.

Who’s nominated for the 2018 AMerican Music Awards?

A lot of familiar names are in the frame for awards this year. After having both enjoyed successful album releases in 2018, Cardi B and Drake lead the pack with 8 nominations apiece.

The likes of Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Bruno Mars, U2 and Imagine Dragons are also nominated across different categories. A full list of the nominations can be read on the AMA website.

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