By Kyle Anderson
Updated April 11, 2011 at 03:14 PM EDT

MTV already has the VMAs and its own movie awards, and now they’re going for the trifecta with the OMAs.

The O Music Awards (the “O” stands for … whatever you’d like it to stand for) celebrate the best in the digital music world and contain some delightfully off-kilter categories like Best NSFW Video and Favorite F— Yeah Tumblr.

Most of the nominations were announced last week (Lady Gaga and Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator lead all artists with three nominations each), but in the spirit of democracy, MTV left the door open for a handful of fan-voted nominations in several categories.

Kanye West has guaranteed himself an OMA, as his greatness on Twitter has necessitated the invention of an entirely new category honoring Best Tweet. Each of the five nominations belongs to West, including “I have decided to become the best rapper of all time! I put it on my things to do in this lifetime list!” and “Dating models I had to learn to like small dogs and cigarettes.”

West also picked up fan-voted nominations for Best Fan Forum (for and for Best Animated GIF (for “Kanye Smile, Then Angry”).

Other benefactors of the fan nomination process include Trey Songz (Favorite F— Yeah Tumblr and Fan Army FTW), 30 Seconds to Mars (Best NSFW Video for “Hurricane”) and Adam Lambert (Must Follow Artist on Twitter). The awards will be handed out online on April 28.

Follow the jump for the complete list of nominees, with the new fan-approved additions in italics.

Best Fan Cover

Jorge and Alexa Narvaez, “Home” (Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros)

Innovative Music Video

Arcade Fire, “We Used To Wait”

The Johnny Cash Project, “Ain’t No Grave”

Sour, “Mirror”

Craig Wedren, “Are We”

Andy Grammer, “Keep Your Head Up”

Au Revoir Simone, “Knight of Wands”

Fan Army FTW

Beliebers (Justin Bieber)

Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)

Taylor Gang (Wiz Khalifa)

Barbiez (Nicki Minaj)

Clouds (Rain)

Echelon (30 Seconds to Mars)

Killjoys / MCRmy (My Chemical Romance)

Tokio Hotel Fans (Tokio Hotel)

Bandaids (Katy Perry)

Rihanna Navy (Rihanna)

Glamberts (Adam Lambert)

Musers (Muse)

TreysAngels (Trey Songz)

Funniest Music Short

Antoine Dodson / Gregory Brothers, “Bed Intruder Song”

Portlandia, “Portland Dream of the 90s”

The Lonely Island featuring Akon, “I Just Had Sex”

The Lonely Island, “Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie and Clyde”

Ke$ha, “Disney Princess (Funny or Die)”

Shane Dawson, “Last Friday Night (Katy Perry Spoof)”

Innovative Artist


Tyler, The Creator

Kanye West

Lady Gaga

Lil B

The Flaming Lips

Must-Follow Artist on Twitter

Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

Amanda Palmer

Tyler, the Creator

50 Cent

Ted Leo


Lady Gaga

Adam Lambert

Jay Park

Best Tweet (All Kanye West)

NSFW Music Video

Most Viral Dance

Best Independent Music Blog

Aquarium Drunkard

Gorilla vs. Bear

Nah Right

Arjian Writes

Hipster Runoff

Transparent Blog

Said the Gramophone

Pretty Much Amazing


Turntable Kitchen

Best Music Hashtag Meme







Best Music Discovery Service

The Hype Machine





We Are Hunted


Best Performance Series

From the Basement

La Blogotheque

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

4AD Sessions

MTV Unplugged

Black Cab Sessions

A.V. Club’s Undercover

Daryl Hall’s Live From Daryl’s House

Beck’s Record Club


Favorite F— Yeah Tumblr

Favorite Animated GIF

Best Fan Forum

Justin Bieber Fan Fiction

Michael Jackson


BreatheHeavy (Britney Spears)

Animal Collective

Best Music Hack

Hack: Highlight to Listen

Hacker: Marshall Jones

What: A Google Chrome extension that provides audio, bio, and more for any band names highlighted on a page.

APIs Used: Echo Nest, Google Chrome Extensions

Hack: Jennie’s Ultimate Road Trip

Hackers: Jennie Lamere and Paul Lamere

What: Jennie’s Ultimate Road Trip will create a tour itinerary for your road trip. Give the web app your starting city, ending city, dates of travel and your favorite artists and Jennie’s Ultimate Road Trip will find all the best events that you should see on the way, and schedules your trip so you arrive in town just in time for the show.

APIs Used: Songkick, Echo Nest, Google Maps

Hack: Sing’Em All

Hackers: Imanol Gomez, Jorge Garcia, Vincent Akkermans

What: Simple web app that turns any block of text into song using the melody of your choice.

APIs Used: Canori, Soundcloudje

Hack: Invisible Instruments

Hacker: Tim Soo

What: Using a Wii Controller and an iPhone, play a variety of instruments through the air

Hack: Gigbeat

Hacker: Mike Novack

What: Scan users’ music libraries to find concerts they should attend. Also search the Songkick API

APIs Used: Songkick

Hack: SoundBump

Hacker: Gaurav Mehta

What: A feature that allows a very easy and unique way for SoundCloud users to interact with each other by just bumping their Android Devices

APIs Used: SoundGarage Android

Best Animal Performance

Rooster Death Metal

Parrot Dancing To Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair

Sax Playing Walrus

Dancing Merengue Dog

Cats from Holy F—‘s “Red Lights”

Parrot Sings Drowning Pool’s “Bodies”

Dogs from OK GO’s “White Knuckles” video

Best Remix

Ke$ha, “Sleazy (Andre 3000 remix)”

Birdman, “Fire Flame Remix (Feat. Lil Wayne)”

Lykke Li, “Follow Rivers (Tyler, the Creator Mix)”

Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance (Hercules & Love Affair Mix)”

Gorillaz, “Empire Ants (Miami Horror Remix)”

La Roux, “In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix)”

Adam Lambert, “Aftermath (Billboard Remix)”

Best iTunes LP

Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

Bruce Springsteen, The Promise

The Beatles, The Beatles Box Set

Talib Kweli & Reflection Eternal, Revolutions Per Minute (Deluxe Version)

Pink, Greatest Hits…So Far!!!

Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid (Deluxe)

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