YouTube held its first-ever Music Awards Sunday, and the show was ... awkward.
Hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts emphasized that the awards show was unscripted, but viewers probably would have been able to tell that even without the reminder. From the strange mini-scavenger hunts Schwarzman and Watts occasionally had to embark on to find the winner's name, to uncomfortable interludes between the performances, it's clear that the show has its share of bugs to work out before (if?) it returns for a second year.
Macklemore, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are among the nominees for the first annual YouTube Music Awards.
The nominations are based on YouTube data over the past year based on fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. The winners of each of the six categories will be determined by fan votes, counted by sharing the official YouTube Music Awards nomination videos on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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Washington, who stars on ABC's Scandal, will be joined by Eminem, who returns for a sixth appearance as musical guest.
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YouTube is staging its first awards show later this year in New York City.
The show, hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman, will take place on Nov. 3at Pier 36 in Manhattan and will also be live-streamed, the Los Angeles Times reports. Acts including Arcade Fire, Eminem and Lady Gaga are scheduled to perform, and other performances from venues in Seoul, London, Moscow and Brazil will also be streamed leading up to the show.
Eminem was an unlikely guest on ESPN during halftime of the Notre Dame-Michigan college football game this weekend, and his interview with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit left many viewers wondering if the rapper is back on drugs.