MTV’s VMA nominees were announced Thursday and, according to the people (i.e., the ones on Twitter), the network got it seriously W-R-O-N-G.
While some superstars were rewarded with multiple nominations, others were shut out, prompting outraged fans to unleash in 140 characters or less, using the hashtag “#vmanominationfailure.”
The biggest issue folks had was the fact that perennial hit machine Rihanna — who recorded five videos from her latest album “Loud” — scored zero nominations.
Another source of contention was that songstress Adele’s video for “Rolling in the Deep” racked up seven nods, despite the fact that the singer spends the whole video sitting in a chair.
Hey, maybe that’s artistic for some people.
Rihanna’s best pal, Katy Perry, led the pack with nine nominations in total: three for the ever-annoying (sorry) anthem “Firework,” and one for “E.T.,” her duet with Kanye West.
Speaking of West, the braggadocio scored seven nominations for videos from “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (which, we’re pained to admit, is the year’s best album).
The “huh?” factor played a role in this year’s nominees, with less-than-mainstream artists such as Foster the People, Kreayshawn and Manchester Orchestra getting recognized, while heavyweights such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Eminem only received three nods each.
The VMAs air live on MTV Aug. 28 at 9 p.m.