The VMAs are this weekend! And while they might be different this year due to the pandemic — virtual! — they’re setting the stage for the rest of award season during quarantine.
The VMAs are still honoring music’s best with categories like Artist of the Year, but they’ve also added new categories to celebrate how artists have handled the global pandemic.
The categories consist of Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance.
So how will the Oscars look?
For the first time, a streaming film may skip a theatrical release entirely and still remain eligible for an Oscar. The rule change is just for this year only with a stipulation that only films that had previously planned theatrical releases are eligible.
Listen back above to my trending report for more! Who do you think will win Artist of the Year at this weekend’s VMAs?