Last night MTV Video Music Awards was a total bore and the ratings reflect that. Only 6.1 million viewers tuned into the Thursday night telecast; that’s down over a whopping 50% from last year’s show when a record-breaking 12.4 million people watched. Was it host Kevin Hart’s mediocre monologue or the unmemorable performances and acceptance speeches that caused the viewership plunge? Or maybe airing it on a school/work night wasn’t the best idea. No matter the case, it was dull so let’s just skip to the winners.
Rihanna took home the top prize Video of the Year for her Calvin Harris-produced dance track “We Found Love,” but UK boy band One Direction came out most successful with three Moonmen for Best New Artist, and their hit single “What Makes You Beautiful” scored them Best Pop Video and Most Share-Worthy Video. Other notable winners include Chris Brown (“Turn Up the Music” won Best Male Video), Nicki Minaj (“Starships” won Best Female Video), and Drake (“HYFR” won Best Hip-Hop Video).
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Last weekend the Television Critics Association awards were handed out to much deserved recepients. The TCA ”represents more than 200 journalists writing about television for print and online outlets in the United States and Canada.” Members annually vote for the favorite TV shows, actors, and actresses. This year the 26th annual TCA awards took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was hosted by Dax Shephard (Parenthood). Glee stole the show with three major wins in the following categories: Program of the Year, Outstanding New Program, and Individual Achievement In Comedy (this one went specifically to Jane Lynch). In a rare instance, there was a tie for Outstanding Achievement In Drama; it went to Lost and Breaking Bad. Other notable winners include Modern Family (Outstanding Achievement In Comedy), Julianna Margulies (Individual Achievement In Drama), and The Pacific (Outstanding Achievement In Movies, Miniseries & Specials). Look after the break for the full list of winners.