It’s time to purchase new chair recliners! The awards season is upon us. Up first is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. It will be impossible to top the 2011 program, since it set a Twitter record with King Beyonce’s announcement that Princess Blue had arrived in her womb. But the network is still pulling out all the stops!
MTV released their nominees this morning and there are few surprises on the ballots. Rihanna and Drake, who dominated the charts with their albums, lead all the competition with five nods each.
Rihanna will box the competition for Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography (Now, this must be a satire) and Best Visual Effects. Drake’s nominations include the Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video.
2011’s shining star (next to B.I.C. of course), Katy Perry, is on the duo’s coattails with her four nominations and Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, M.I.A. and the Throne garnered three nods. One of the most anticipated categories is Best New Artist and the nominees are all worthy of the recognition. Frank Ocean, Carly Rae Jespen, Wanted, and One Direction are the artists competing for that crown.
Best of all is that we, the eager viewers, decide who can attempt to make acceptance speeches with Kanye West in the audience. Beginning today, the audience can vote for the general categories, which includes Video of the Year. All polls, with the exception of Best New Artist, will close on August 24 at 6 p.m. E.S.T. Voting for Best New Artist will continue until the winner is announced at the ceremony.
Visit vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on the phone to vote. Also, text 22444 or visit MTV’s official Facebook page to vote for Best New Artist. You can also text “VMA” to 22444 to be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2013 VMAs.
Get those recliners. It’s time.
Evette Dionne, everythingYNTK for VIBEVixen.com
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