I bet you never thought that would be a category in one of the “biggest” nights in music, did you? Neither did I.
That’s just a preview of what the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will sound like in just a few weeks, which will have to new categories this year, focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande both scored nine nominations each, including video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit. “Rain on Me” is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects, and best choreography.
Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, the second-most nominated acts with six, are also up for video of the year with “everything i wanted” and “Blinding Lights.” Others nominated for the top prize include Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” and Eminem’s “Godzilla,” which features late rapper Juice WRLD.
Nominated for best quarantine performance include Gaga’s “Smile” from the TV special “One World: Together At Home”;Legend’s “#togetherathome” concert; DJ D-Nice’s “Club MTV presents #DanceTogether”; CNCO’s “MTV Unplugged At Home”; and Post Malone’s tribute to Nirvana.
The VMAs will air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last month “the event will follow all safety guidelines, including limited or no audience.” This year’s show introduces two new categories reflecting the current pandemic times: best music video from home and best quarantine performance.
Viewers can now vote on MTV site