Tonight, you could gawk at one of the year’s biggest pageants, a spectacle featuring bold-faced names performing for an audience of celebrities and fashion victims… or you could watch the Video Music Awards. Nailed it!
True, MTV has moved up the VMAs so they don’t conflict with President Obama’s speech in the 10 p.m. hour. But watching the awards instead of the convention would still mean missing big moments like a speech from noted politician Eva Longoria, remarks delivered by World’s Least Boring Man John Kerry, and countless Joe Biden reaction shots. Then again, if you pick the convention, you risk not knowing which stars are pregnant and which ones are draped in snakes or desperation or whatever.
Decisions, decisions! Luckily, EW is here to help determine which major television event is right for you. Here’s our handy-dandy guide: