This week, the first round of nominations were announced for KA and GRM Daily's Rated Awards. Last year saw Krept & Konan, Kano, Bugzy Malone, Skepta, Stormzy, Big Narstie, Charlie Sloth, Jevon and Diztortion all clean up in their respective categories. All in all it was a wicked night that saw grime's biggest players being supported and rewarded by their peers and was capped off perfectly with Kano's thunderous live performance. This year has a lot to live up to.

So far eight categories and their nominees have been announced: Best Breakthrough, Best Video, Best DJ, Producer Of The Year, Personality Of The Year, Best Artist, Best Mixtape, and the industry-voted KA Get Rated Award. According to the website they've yet to announce the nominees for Best Album but it's not beyond the realms of possibility that they might add another couple of surprise categories.

Voting opens Aug 1 and if you take a look at the list of nominees below there isn't a single category with a clear winner. Every single one will be hotly contested and that's just testament to the astonishingly high quality of talent and music that has permeated 2016. Take a look at the nominees below and let us know who you think will be taking home a gong (or two).

Best Breakthrough
Avelino
AJ Tracey
Santan Dave
Mist
Nadia Rose
Ray BLK
Big Tobz
67
C Biz
WSTRN

Best Video
Skepta – "Man (Gang)"
Kano – "This Is England"
Nines – "Intro"
Giggs – "Whippin' Excursion"
Wretch 32 x Avelino – "Hulk Hogan"
Mr Bigz – "Beluga Bitches Bollinger"
Tinie Tempah f/ Wizkid – "Mamacita"
Tinie Tempah – "Girls Like"
Ghetts – "You Dun Know Already"
Lethal Bizzle – "Rari Workout"

Best DJ
Charlie Sloth
Manny Norte
Tim Westwood
Sian Anderson
RudeKid
Siobhan Bell
DJ Semtex
DJ Target
DJ Spyro
Logan Sama

Producer of the Year
RudeKid
Sir Spyro
Z Dot
Nyge
Nana Rogues
Zeph Ellis
Donae'O
Diztortion
Carns Hill
Swift Beater

Personality of the Year
Bashy
Poet & Vuj
3 Shots Of Tequila
Kayode Ewumi
NFTR
John Boyega
Reggie Yates
Arnold Oceng
Julie Adenuga
Idris Elba

Best Artist
Skepta
Giggs
Chip
Kano
Stormzy
Lady Leshurr
Lethal Bizzle
Section Boyz
Bugzy Malone
Ghetts

Best Mixtape
Fekky – Brandy & Coke
67 –​ In Skengs We Trust
MoStack – Gangster With Banter
Ghetts x Rude Kid – 653
Wretch 32 & Avelino –​ Young Fire Old Flame
Bonkaz – Mixtape Of The Year
Chip –​ Rap vs Grime
Kojey Radical –​ 23 Winters
Youngs Teflon – Trillin 2
P Money –​ Money Over Everyone 2

KA Get Rated Award
Young Ty
Mod
Culprit
Mugun
Snowy
Figure Flows