The VMAs: Best Snubbed Video Category

101231__kanye_lAhead of tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West has spoiled the suspense and announced the best video of the year: His. And get this: It wasn’t even nominated!

It seems only fitting to herald a ceremony most noted for dustups and fashion cataclysms by opening the floor to controversy: Take up the Kanye challenge and tell us what’s the Best Video Snubbed by the 2006 VMAs. Staff picks include:

Fiona Apple’s “Not About Love”

Juvenile’s “Get Ya Hustle On”

Mates of State’s “Fraud in the ‘80s”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Gold Lion”

And while they didn’t have the good sense to laud the inspired Cirque du Vérité choreography of OK Go, the VMA gods have at least deemed them worthy of a live performance: Yes, they’ll be doing the treadmill dance. Which, really, is reason enough for watching, right there. That, and to see if this Axl Rose/Vince Neil thing finally comes to a head.

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  • jason

    scott, the snubbed video list from the staff??!?! did you REALLY think MTV would pick some abstract alternative artists?? c’mon now MTV gets worse by the day and this year’s noms are no different. i love shakira, but THE MOST nominations?? do they really even play videos on STV i mena MTV anymore?? oh yeah the “S” in STV stands for s*#t

  • Becca

    Yea!!!!! Mates of State! They are one of my favorite bands and I nearly go into a frenzy anytime they are mentioned by a mainstream media outlet. If only MTV cared about things like, well I don’t know, who actually had the best video and not “who had the best video out of the 10 we played on our ‘music video’ channel this year.”

  • dma69

    Does anyone even care who gets a VMA anymore? MTV doesn’t even play videos. They’d rather air stupid reality shows and crappy cartoons. I’ll stick to Fuse, thank you.

  • kinglouieXVIII

    How bout Franz Ferdinand’s “walk away”. The noir element is so cool. I also dug Fiona Apple’s “not about love” video.
    If they were going to nominate Shakira, they could have at least done it for “don’t bother” which is a much more entertaining and fun video than the tacky, color explosion that was “hips don’t lie”.
    Also, can someone please SLAP Kanye West. I hate that mother*#~*er!

  • Jasper

    Fiona! Fiona! Fiona! she’s one of my favorites and it seems the better she gets artistically the less I see her on MTV. Not About Love was a really fun clip for a really great song!

  • nd

    For good videos I stick with FUSE. And if your cable company offers it, I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Tube – it mixes old school and new school videos with live performance clips. Its fantastic. I could (and have) watched it for hours.

  • mike

    Kanye West is desparate for an award. Before his performance for record of the year at the Grammys, he said” If I don’t win, there’ll be trouble. Green Day won. Yaaa.
    MTV video awards show, like their videos will be shown between 2am to 5am.

  • Sara

    OK Go’s video wasn’t “snubbed” — it was released too late for consideration.

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