Now that the hoopla's died down over the announcement of the MTV Video Music Award nominations, let's check in with our forum commentators to get their opinions. Sample quotes below. See more in our forums.
UPitt: Honestly, I'm not the biggest Katy Perry fan - But I hope that she wins a couple of awards during the VMAs this year. If the girl can't win any Grammy Awards, she should at least win a VMA award or two as an alternative prize, lol.
Criss808: Katy Perry would've deserved VOTY for "E.T.". MTV really dropped the ball on that one. That's a much better music video.
Beastialg: Wow, Katy got nominations all across for 4 different videos? Gaga almost snub? This noms are crazy...
Mercy: The fact that Rihanna, Beyonce, Gaga and Britney didn't get that many nominations is telling. Everyone was predicting them for the big categories. I'm loving the Lady Gaga snubs!
Tara Lauder: Guess they already gave Britney, Beyonce, Gaga, Rihanna their awards and time in the light, so they will move on to someone new like Katy and Adele.
musicboy: Happy for Bruno Mars, Adele and Katy.
Andresg770: Well, I think we've all learned a valuable lesson: If you're a male artist and want a VMA nomination, get Rihanna as a featured artist on your song. If you're a female artist and want a VMA nod, though, don't be Rihanna...
musicluva123: If Gaga fans are mad now, just wait until Grammy nominations night.
-- Tom O'Neil
Photo: Katy Perry in "Firework" (Capitol)