The 2011 VMAs: Just Another Awards Show


Hey, don’t get me wrong – if you like watching the cycle of a performance, an award presentation, and then five minutes of commercials for two and a half hours, you would have loved the VMAs last night. I, however, would like to see more awards and less…other crap. I mean, come on! The show went a good 25 minutes over the scheduled 2 hours, and they didn’t even show all of the awards!

And, while I adored Lady Gaga’s (er, I mean her alter ego Jo Calderone’s) performance of “You and I” with Queen’s Brian May, I could have lived without all the other ones. Not that everyone else who performed wasn’t talented (Adele,Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Jay Z and Kanye West) because they are. I’m just trying to say that they should have two performances – one to open the show and one to close it, so they can actually, oh, I don’t know……give out awards? 

Speaking of awards…..

While Katy Perry may have taken home 3 Moon Men, including one for “Video of the Year”, Adele was the real winner of the night, nabbing 4 Moon Men for her video “Rolling in the Deep” – and none of these awards were even shown on TV. Other big winners included Lady Gaga, who received 2 Moon Men for “Born This Way” and Justin Bieber, Nicki Menaj, Beyonce, The Foo Fighters, Britney Spears, and Tyler the Creator, who all were awarded one Moon Man each.

(For specifics on the awards, see  http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/08/28/mtv-2011-vma-winners/)

The only thing that could be considered really “special” about the whole night was Bruno Mars’ tribute to Amy Winehouse. He sang “Valerie” with his throwback charm (per usual) and won over the hearts of everyone in the crowd. Then everything was back to normal, and Lil Wayne closed the show with a song that was littered with gratuitous swearing. I guess some things never change, right?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stylebyladyg
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:27:11

    Great post, I agree though about the ridiculous adverts that extend programmes. You loose the will to live! Its sometimes easier to record and then fast forward to avoid the adverts. But hey! this is the USA!

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    • bettymarshall
      Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:31:28

      Recording the show is a good idea! The show really dragged on, but seeing Gaga get “Best Female Video” was worth it. It’s just a shame that they don’t put the whole show on TV. I mean, look at Adele – she got 4 awards and NONE of them were recognized on TV! That’s really poor, she deserved more recognition than that.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

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