The MTV Video Music Awards have nominated Fortnite and its Arian Grande live event for an award.
Yes, MTV is still a thing, and yes the MTV Video Music Awards are still around. Go figure, right? Well, despite the “M” in MTV not being very accurate anymore, they’re still producing a music-based award series. This year it’ll include Fortnite.
So, maybe it’s time to retire the awards? Listen, we enjoy Fortnite and they offer up a lot of unique ways to engage with the game, but when Fortnite gets nominated for music-based awards, it’s time to rethink things.
That said, Fortnite is up for the Best Metaverse Performance category, which is now a thing. The award is in its first year of existence and Fortnite’s “Metaverse Performance” featuring Arian Grande during the Rift Tour has been nominated for the award.
The complete list of nominees is;
- Fortnite: Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande
- Minecraft: BTS
- PUBG Mobile: BLACKPINK The Virtual
- Roblox: Charlie XCX
- Roblox: Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience
- Wave: Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience
Voting goes until now and through Friday, August 19, 2022. You can vote 10 times a day for your favorite acts or video games by clicking here.
The new MTV Music Video Awards are odd
I completely get what MTV is doing, by selecting these performances by these acts, the cable TV brand is trying to stay relevant in an ever-changing industry. Ariana Grande, BTS, BLACKPINK, and a few others are huge names that will split the votes, but BTS will likely be the runaway winners.
That’s what happens when you open up a fan voting award and put a group with as devoted a following as BTS is.
That said, this is kind of lame. These performances, for the most part, are just computer generated with pre-recorded tracks. There’s little here that would constitute a music video. Especially considering how little you see of these artists.
I’m not even sure that fans of the game or fans of the artists will really care about this award. But hey, gotta give them credit for at least trying.