MTV Announces Video Music Award Nominations, But If You’re Not Beyonce Or Lady Gaga, It Doesn’t Matter

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The 2009 MTV VMA nominees are out.

But, unless you’re Beyoncé or Lady Gaga, you probably won’t care – because Beyoncé and Lady Gaga got nominated for pretty much everything.

Somebody needs to invent a new music video awards, and call it The Awesome Music Video Awards.

For the first year of The Awesome Music Video Awards, the award in all categories would go to director Chris Cunningham, just to get things off on the right foot.

Here’s a little taste of what I’m talking about:

Check out the 2009 Video Music Award categories below, and let me know if there are any videos that you’d like to see again.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Lady Gaga: “Poker Face”
Eminem: “We Made You”
Kanye West: “Love Lockdown”
Britney Spears: “Womanizer”

BEST NEW ARTIST
3OH!3
Lady Gaga
Kid Cudi
Drake
Asher Roth

BEST MALE VIDEO
Eminem: “We Made You”
Kanye West: “Love Lockdown”
Jay-Z: “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”
T.I. featuring Rihanna: “Live Your Life”
Ne-Yo: “Miss Independent”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Lady Gaga: “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift: “You Belong With Me”
Kelly Clarkson” “My Life Would Suck Without You”
Katy Perry: “Hot ‘N Cold”
Pink: “So What”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Eminem: “We Made You”
Kanye West: “Love Lockdown”
Flo Rida: “Right Round”
Asher Roth: “I Love College”
Jay-Z: “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Britney Spears: “Womanizer”
Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester: “Good Girls Go Bad”
Lady Gaga: “Poker Face”
Wisin y Yandel: “Abusadora”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Coldplay: “Viva La Vida”
Kings Of Leon: “Use Somebody”
Green Day: “21 Guns”
Fall Out Boy: “I Don’t Care”
Paramore: “Decode”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Britney Spears: “Circus”
Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake: “Love Sex Magic”
AR Rahman & Pussy Cat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger: “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
Kristina DeBarge: “Goodbye”

BEST DIRECTION
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Lady Gaga: “Paparazzi”
Green Day: “21 Guns”
Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester: “Good Girls Go Bad”
Britney Spears: “Circus”

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Britney Spears: “Circus”
Miley Cyrus: “7 Things”
Coldplay: “Viva La Vida”
Lady Gaga: “Paparazzi”

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Gnarls Barkley: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Lady Gaga: “Paparazzi”
Eminem: “We Made You”
Kanye West ft Mr. Hudson: “Paranoid”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Coldplay: “Viva La Vida”
Green Day: “21 Guns”
Britney Spears: “Circus”
Lady Gaga: “Paparazzi”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Beyoncé: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Britney Spears: “Circus”
Lady Gaga: “Paparazzi”
Gnarls Barkley: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Coldplay: “Viva La Vida”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO
Death Cab For Cutie: “Grapevine Fires”
Gnarls Barkley: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Anjulie: “Boom”
Cold War Kids: “I’ve Seen Enough”
Chairlift: “Evident Utensil”
Bat For Lashes: “Daniel
Major Lazer: “Hold The Line”
Passion Pit: “The Reeling”
Matt & Kim: “Lessons Learned” – oooh, yeah, we liked this one!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Heads Will Roll” – oooh, yeah, we liked this one!

BEST VIDEO (THAT SHOULD HAVE WON A MOONMAN)
U2: “Where The Streets Have No Name”
Dr Dre: “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”
Beastie Boys: “Sabotage”
Bjork: “Human Behavior”
Radiohead: “Karma Police”
George Michael: “Freedom”
Foo Fighters: “Everlong”
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: “Into The Great Wide Open”
OK Go: “Here It Goes Again”
David Lee Roth: “California Girls”

8 thoughts on “MTV Announces Video Music Award Nominations, But If You’re Not Beyonce Or Lady Gaga, It Doesn’t Matter

  1. I think you guys should host the awesome music awards ! have categories for most awesome synth video of the year, most awesome keytar video, and awards for the best of what you reckon is the most awesome. I come back here all the time for awesome stuff, and your site is the the most awesome source of inspiration. MTV's awards is kinda awesome…but i reckon you could make http://awesomemusicawards.com/ and it will go off !!! do it !!! i tripple dare you 🙂 it will be Awesome !!!

  2. Well, you can't really have an Awesome Music Awards without nominating videos by Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show. His videos are definitely awesome. Also extremely strange, possibly seizure-inducing, and definitely NSFW:

  3. I guess in business the bottom line is money. And the music business is a business. But the only people who love the money are those making it. Which doesn't leave much for the rest of us. Which will work itself out when those screwing art for cash go retire – somewhere remote – and leave the rest of us alone with what we love: music.

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