April 7th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
MTV finally created an awards show to support categories like “best music hashtag meme,” “most viral dance” and “favorite f- yeah Tumblr.”
The O Music Awards, announced on Tuesday, will be presented in a live web cast on omusicawards.com come April 28. The digital awards show will honor digital music and the web.
“Your life is online, your music is digital, and that’s worth celebrating,” MTV writes on the awards show’s web site.
Each of the 19 categories – ranging from best fan cover to must follow artist on Twitter – boast a different number of nominees. By logging in to Twitter or Facebook, people are able to vote for one of the nominees listed, or submit a new candidate of their choosing.
Are you planning on voting? You might have to act fast. Each category closes at a different time – some in just 10 days.
Favorite animated GIF - a file comprised of different images that are displayed on repeat - is one category we’ve never seen presented at the Kodak Theatre. The nominees in the web-specific category include Lady Gaga’s “Finger Lickin Good,” Nicki Minaj’s “Gum Twirl,” Rihanna and Katy Perry’s “Catgfight” and 50 Cent, Rebecca Black and Bert’s “Which Seat Can I Take?” - among others.
That’s right - viral sensation Rebecca Black is nominated for an O Music Award.
The “O,” which most commonly refers to “online,” “has been purposely left open to interpretation to generate a reaction and spur conversation,” according to a statement Wired obtained from the network.
Will you tune in to the web on April 28 to watch the first ever O Music Awards?
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