Halloween is so overrated. There's the makeup and the hair and the costumes that never fit. And then you have to keep up with/watch after your friends who have inevitably had one too many Spooky Sangrias... Forget it! Watch the O Music Awards instead! The OMAs are Oct. 31, and this time they feature a slew of new categories, and all of your favorite artists are up for awards.
"But," you ask, "Didn't MTV just do this earlier this year?" Sure. But SHOW ME THE LAW says we can't have the OMAs part 2 in the same year! And besides, 3 million of you cast your votes online last time, so it sounds like you're just as excited as we are!
This time we've expanded the OMAs to include a bunch of new genres and have added new categories to a few originals, like Fan Army FTW and Best Tweet. There are five new user-generated categories, including Oops! I Did It Online (biggest over-sharing celebs) and Best Artist with a Cameraphone (self-explanatory). And once again, you can vote for your favorites right now, including nominee leaders Tyler, the Creator, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
Or... we could just let Demi Lovato explain WTF the OMAs are:
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
Best Fan Cover
THePETEBOX covers "Where Is My Mind" by The Pixies
Anna Burden covers "You're Gonna Miss Me" by Lulu and the Lampshades
Air National Guard Band covers "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele
Tyler Ward covers "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj
Maddi Jane covers "Price Tag" by Jessie J
Best Vintage Viral Video
Metallica, "Enter Sandman," Monsters of Rock Festival
Sinead O'Connor, Bob Marley's "War," Saturday Night Live
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Top of the Pops
Dolly Parton, "Jolene," That Good Ole Nashville Music
Notorious B.I.G. Freestyling, Brooklyn, NY
Digital Genius Award
Best Lyrics Video
Katy Perry, "E.T." featuring Kanye West
Joe Jonas, "See No More"
Lenny Kravitz, "Stand"
Christina Perri, "Arms"
Best Web-Born Artist
Hottest Music NILF
Billy Chasen, CEO and Co-founder of Turntable.fm
Alexander Ljung, CEO and Founder of SoundCloud
Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin
Sarah Fullen Gregory, The Gregory Brothers
Michelle You, Co-founder of Songkick
Arkadiy Kukarkin, Developer at The Hype Machine
Katie Morse, Social Marketing Manager at Billboard
Corey Stanford, Founder of Blaztrak
Prerna Gupta, CEO and Co-founder of Khush
D.A. Wallach, Artist In Residence at Spotify
Too Much Ass For TV
Foo Fighters, "Hot Buns"
Big Freedia, "Ya'll Get Back Now"
Mr. Ghetto, "Walmart"
The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"
Marilyn Manson, "Born Villain"
Warm Ghost, "Open The Wormhole In Your Heart"
Scissor Sisters, "Invisible Light"
The Shivers, "Two Solitudes"
Jane’s Addiction, "End To The Lies"
The Floacist, "Let Me"
WTF I Love This Award
Cookie Monster covers Tom Waits
Most Outrageous Tweet
Tyler, The Creator
Best Music Forum
Dogs On Acid
Oops! I Did It Online
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 National Mall
Best Music Hack
Music Video Genome
Best Artist With A Cameraphone
Portugal. The Man
Young The Giant
Shiny Toy Guns
Most Addictive Social Music Service