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Nominees for MTV’s ‘O’ Music Awards Announced

Lady Gaga / Kanye West
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MTV has announced the nominees for their first-ever ‘O’ Awards, and the list boasts quite the eclectic mix in categories like Must Follow Artist on Twitter and Best Music Hashtag Meme. The MTV ‘O’ Awards will celebrate anyone or anything that has become a viral sensation on the World Wide Web, and the winners will be completely decided by fan votes.

Lady Gaga is in the lead with the three nominations, and Kanye West has a whole category dedicated to his outrageous tweets. Best fan covers include Maria Aragon‘s piano laden rendition of ‘Born This Way’ and the several covers by Grammy-featured Staten Island singing group PS22 Chorus. Fans can vote for their favorites in each category (beginning on April 5) by clicking here. The awards will stream live at 8PM on April 28.

MTV ‘O’ Award Nominations:

Best Fan Cover
Scampi
Mike Tompkins
Maria Aragon
PS22 Chorus
Jorge and Alexa Narvaez
Alex Goot

Innovative Music Video
Arcade Fire
Robyn
Chris Milk
Cassius
Sour
OK Go
Das Racist
Craig Wedren
Andy Grammer

Fan Army FTW
Beliebers
Little Monsters
Taylor Gang
Barbiez
Clouds
Echelon
Killjoys & MCRmy
Tokio Hotel Fans
Bandaids
Rihanna Navy
Glamberts

Funniest Music Short
Antoine Dodson & Gregory Brothers
Portlandia
Lonely Island
Lonely Island
Funny or Die

Innovative Artist
Radiohead
Tyler the Creator
Kanye West
Lady Gaga
Lil B
The Flaming Lips
iamamiwhoami

Must Follow Artist on Twitter
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
Amanda Palmer
Tyler the Creator
50 Cent
Ted Leo
Questlove
Lady Gaga

NSFW Music Video
Yuck
M.I.A.
The Flaming Lips
Earl Sweatshirt
UNKLE

Most Viral Dance
The Dougie
The Berney Dance
Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair Dance
Lil B’s Cooking Dance
Ginuwine Pony

Best Independent Music Blog
Aquarium Drunkard
My Old Kentucky Blog
Gorilla vs Bear
Brooklyn Vegan
Nah Right
Arjan Writes
Hipster Runoff
Transparent Blog
Said the Gramophone
Pretty Much Amazing
Discobelle

Best Tweet
Kanye West
Kanye West
Kanye West
Kanye West
Kanye West

Best Music Hashtag Meme
#fatindiebands
#awfulsupergroups
#failedrockbandmovies
#lessambitiousbands
#bustinjieber

Best Music Discovery Service
The Hype Machine
Shuffler.fm
Pandora
RCRD LBL
SoundCloud
Bandcamp
We Are Hunted
Shazam

Best Performance Series
From the Basement
Yours Truly
La Blogotheque
NPR
4AD
MTV Music Group
Black Cab Sessions
A.V. Club
Daryl Hall
Beck

Favorite F**k Yeah Tumblr
F**k Yeah Crazy Britney
F**k Yeah Thom Yorke
F**k Yeah Nicki Minaj
F**k Yeah Lady Gaga
F**k Yeah KiD CuDi
F**k Yeah Kanye West
F**k Yeah Beyonce Knowles
F**k Yeah Adam Lambert
F**k Yeah Janelle Monae
F**k Yeah Rihanna

Favorite Animated GIF
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
50 Cent, Rebecca Black, and Bert
50 Cent, Bert and Kermit
Katy Perry
Mariah Carey
Rihanna & Katy Perry
Whitney Houston
Nicki Minaj

Best Fan Forum
Justin Bieber
Michael Jackson
Phish
Britney Spears
Animal Collective

Best Music Hack
Marshall Jones, ‘Highlight to Listen’
Jennie Lamere and Paul Lamere, ‘Jennie’s Ultimate Road Trip’
Imanol Gomez, Jorge Garcia, and Vincent Akkermans, ‘Sing’Em All’
Tim Soo, ‘Invisible Instruments’
Mike Novack, ‘Gigbeat’

Best Animal Performance
Death Metal Rooster
Parrot Dancing To Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair
Sax Playing Walrus
Dancing Merengue Dog
Cats from Holy F**k’s “Red Lights”
Parrot Sings Drowning Pool’s “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor”

Best Remix
Andre 3000
Birdman
Tyler the Creator
Miami Horror
Hercules & Love Affair
Skrillex

Best iTunes LP
Gorillaz, ‘Plastic Beach’
Bruce Springsteen, ‘The Promise’
The Beatles, ‘The Beatles Box Set’
Talib Kweli, ‘Reflection Eternal/ Revolutions Per Minute (Deluxe Version)’
Pink , ‘Greatest Hits … So Far!!!’
Janelle Monae, ‘The ArchAndroid (Deluxe)’

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