You Tube Announces First Ever Awards Show – Nominees

Youtube announced its first ever Youtube Awards on Monday. Fans can now vote in all of the categories.

Votes can be created all across popular social platforms. It’s a little confusing, but here’s how:

The nominees were selected based on views over the past 12 months. Actor Jason Schwartzman will host the awards show, which will include guest performances by Eminem, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire, and more.

The event, directed by Spike Jonez, will webcast live on Nov. 3 from New York City’s Pier 36.

With the everlasting popularity of memes, and Youtube views propelling songs up the Billboard charts, I’m not surprised this is happening.

Via Billboard

Video of the Year: Nominees represent the videos with the most fan engagement on YouTube over the last year.

  • Epic Rap Battles Of History — “Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney”
  • Demi Lovato — “Heart Attack”
  • Girls’ Generation ­– “I Got A Boy”
  • Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) — “Beauty And A Beat”
  • Lady Gaga ­– “Applause”
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) — “Same Love”
  • Miley Cyrus ­ — “We Can’t Stop”
  • One Direction ­– “Best Song Ever”
  • PSY ­– “Gentleman”
  • Selena Gomez ­– “Come & Get It”

Artist of the Year: Focused on acts YouTube fans have made stars, nominees represent the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed ­to artists.

  • Eminem
  • Epic Rap Battles
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Nicki Minaj
  • One Direction
  • PSY
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift

Response of the Year: Best fan remix, parody or response video, these nominees represent the top “unofficial” fan videos on YouTube based on views, shares and other social activity.

  • Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) ­– “Mirrors”
  • Jayesslee ­– “Gangnam Style”
  • Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix ­– “Radioactive”
  • ThePianoGuys ­– “Titanium / Pavane”
  • Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) — “I Knew You Were Trouble”

YouTube Phenomenon: Nominees are based on the phenomena that generated the most fan videos.

  • Diamonds
  • Gangnam Style
  • Harlem Shake
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough: Focusing on breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Naughty Boy
  • Passenger
  • Rudimental

Innovation of the Year: Most creative and innovative music videos on YouTube.

  • Anamanaguchi ­– “ENDLESS FANTASY”
  • Atoms For Peace ­– “Ingenue”
  • Bat For Lashes ­– “Lilies”
  • DeStorm ­– “See Me Standing”
  • Toro Y Moi — “Say That”
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