MTV's O Music Awards back with nominees Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and others


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Earlier this year, MTV augmented their VMAs and Movie Awards with the O Music Awards, which sought to reward musicians, fans, and digital gurus for their greatness in the virtual realm. Apparently it went well, because O Music Awards 2 are coming back for another round of prizes on October 31.

Once again, the nominees in categories like Most Outrageous Tweet and Too Much A– For TV are a mix of mainstream names (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry), fringe favorites (Bjork, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips), and envelope-pushing left-field nods (SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung is nominated for Best Music NILF, with the “N” standing for “Nerd” in that particular entry).

Watch a further explanation of the show below, featuring guest star Demi Lovato, and scroll down for the complete list of nominees:

Fan Army FTW
Tokio Hotel (Aliens)
Lady Gaga (Little Monsters)
Adam Lambert (Glamberts)
Justin Bieber (Beliebers)
Insane Clown Posse (Juggalos)
Iron Maiden (Troopers)
Demi Lovato (Lovatics)
Taylor Swift (Taylor Nation)
Nicki Minaj (Barbiez)
Lil Wayne (Team Weezy)

Must Follow Artist On Twitter
Lady Gaga
Mark Hoppus
Snoop Dogg
Blake Shelton

Best Fan Cover
THePETEBOX, “Where Is My Mind” (Pixies)
Anna Burden, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” (Lulu and the Lampshades)
Air National Guard Band “Sidewinder,” “Rolling in the Deep” (Adele)
Tyler Ward, “Super Bass” (Nicki Minaj)
Maddi Jane, “Price Tag” (Jessie J)

Best Vintage Viral Video
Metallica performs “Enter Sandman” at the Monsters of Rock festival 1991
Sinead O’Connor’s a cappella version of Bob Marley’s “War”
Nirvana on Top of the Pops
Dolly Parton sings “Jolene” on That Good Ole Nashville Music
Notorious B.I.G. freestyles at age 17 on streets of Brooklyn

Digital Genius Award
Chris Milk
Wayne Coyne
Girl Talk

Best Web-Born Artist
The Weeknd
Kina Grannis
Ben Lovett
Odd Future

Hottest Music NILF
Billy Chasen (CEO of
Alexander Ljung (CEO of SoundCloud)
Ian Rogers (CEO of Topspin)
Sarah Fullen Gregory (Member of the Gregory Brothers)
Michelle You (Co-founder of Songkick)
Arkadjy Kukarkin (Hype Machine developer)
Katie Morse (Billboard Social Marketing Manager)
Corey Stanford (Blaztrak founder)
Prerna Gupta (CEO of Khush)
D.A. Wallach (Spotify Artist in Residence)

Too Much A– For TV
Foo Fighters, “Hot Buns”
Big Freedia, “Y’all Get Back Now”
Mr. Ghetto, “Walmart”
The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
Marilyn Manson, “Born Villain”
Scissor Sisters, “Invisible Light”
The Shivers, “Two Solitudes”
Jane’s Addiction, “End to the Lies”
The Floacist, “Let Me”

WTF I Love This Award
Erick Rincon
Hashtag Rap
Finger Tutting
Nyan Cat
Tom Waits and Cookie Monster

Most Outrageous Tweet
Gwyneth Paltrow
Best Coast
Britney Spears
Tyler, the Creator

Best Music Forum
Ultimate Guitar
Talk Bass
Banjo Hangout
Ultimate Metal
Rap Godfathers
Rap Genius
Dogs on Acid

Digital Delinquent Award
James Blunt
Sinead O’Connor
The Game
Courtney Love

Beyond The Blog Award
In the Open
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog

Most Innovative Festival
iTunes Festival 2011
Way Out West

Best Music App
The Mall

Best Music Hack
Music Genome Project

Best Artist With A Cameraphone
Demi Lovato
Justin Bieber
Portugal. The Man
Young the Giant
Shiny Toy Guns
The National
Katy Perry
Amanda Palmer
Ben Folds

Most Addictive Social Music Service

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MTV’s Greatest Hits
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Comments (20 total) Add your comment
  • Sammie

    Same thing every year…

    • Brian

      ummm…this is the first year, dumbass

      • Catlin

        Second year actually. Dumbass.

      • eyeovine

        Second time in it’s first year! Double Dumbass’ :D

  • Curious Khan

    This is a stupid awards show!

    • Brian

      Seems really timely and inventive, actually.

      • Doro

        You’re a functional retard aren’t you?

  • Jester

    Mtv, as relevant as a 40 year old stripper handing out awards at a used car dealer’s association ceremony.

  • Brian

    Sinead O’Connor for the win!

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  • UGH

    We should all sue MTV for inferring that they are a music network.

  • Curious Khan

    It’s all moron television over there at MTV. Jersey shore and that gaggle of witches that they call teen mothers…….damn,enough is enough!

  • NonEntity

    I agree that all of these performers should win 0 (zero) awards. That is what they’re saying right? No actual music will be performed and no actual artists will be at this event. In the real world these pitiful awards go only to tools who’ve been successful at taking your money and your minds away.

  • grace

    Watched the first one in April and thought it was cool. Hope they get Foster the People, Matt & Kim and Mumford & Sons back for round 2. Anyone know where they are doing it on Halloween?

  • Clete

    Hurray, hurray…another silly ass award show

  • Clete

    Hurray, hurray….another silly ass award show.

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