A camera operator has been tasked with filming Taylor Swift for the entire duration of the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift, who sat in the front row beside her publicist Tree Paine and Ice Spice at the event, was seen by Variety on Tuesday night being continuously filmed by a cameraman. No other artist is being filmed in the same manner.
Swift leads this year’s VMAs nominations with eight nods, including video of the year and artist of the year. She has already scored two of the VMAs’ signature Moonman statues for best pop and song of the year.
The singer-songwriter accepted the first VMA of the evening for best pop from NSYNC, who reunited on stage at the ceremony at New Jersey’s Prudential Center.
“I’m not doing well pivoting from this to this [from being an NSYNC fan to accepting an award],” Swift said. “Like, I had your [NSYNC] dolls!”
Swift then continued the group’s ongoing reunion teasers by saying, “Are you guys gonna do something? I need to know what it is!”
Swift has a chance at setting a new record for wins for video of the year, should she pick it up a fourth time by winning for “Anti-Hero,” which she directed herself. It’s a record she already holds: Swift became the first performer to ever win video of the year three times when she received the award last year for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version).”
Check out the complete 2023 MTV VMAs winners list, here.