VMA Categories This Year's Snubbed Artists Would Sweep

Sure, they didn’t get a nom for Video of the Year… But if these categories existed, these snubbed stars would be frontrunners!

MTV’s 2016 Video Music Awards nominations were announced yesterday and stars like Adele and Beyoncé have already been named pack leaders. (Queen Bey has a whopping 11 nominations this year!) But, as is always the case, some beloved celebs—including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and more—were left in their dust. Nick Jonas, who is currently touring his latest album, expressed his disappointment over not seeing a nomination for his music video, “Close” featuring Tove Lo. He did, however, quickly rebound from said wave of sadness/petulance:

Do these comments imply that a VMA would check the 10th box on Nick Jonas’ list of Artist Accomplishments? Was referring to a VMA nom as “the small stuff” his way of sticking it to The Man? Either way, we kinda want “9 out of 10 boxes checked” on a T-shirt…

In the spirit of checking that last box, we went ahead and thought up a few key categories MTV overlooked that would def secure a win for Nick and some of the other artists who didn’t feel the love this year.

Category: Best Cameo Feat. the Ghost from Paranormal Activity
Winner:
Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo (and the Ghost, natch) — “Close
Is this is a supernatural Magic Mike strip tease?

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Category: Best Shrine Dedicated to Themselves
Winner:
Meghan Trainer — “Me Too
Something about the multiple photos of herself and the bright neon lights spelling out her name feels a little self-obsessed, no?

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Category: Best Depiction of the Fan Girl Fantasy, Carried Out IRL
Winner:
Selena Gomez — “Hands to Myself
Because if you ever actually did break into your fave actor’s house, you would likely find yourself in handcuffs.

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Category: Most (Overly) Dramatic Use of Title Cards
Winner:
Taylor Swift — “Out of the Woods
This may or may not be a quote pulled from a Tumblr post circa 2010.

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