Not that I was really watching the MTV Video Music Awards... I knew afterwards that Ed the Sock (hmm, second time I've mentioned "him" this week) would be showing the alleged "highlight" clips, and, quite frankly, I don't even know most of the nominees or performers at music events anymore.
I put my thoughts very well in my 2000th RottenTomatoes.com post, I think. (Yes, I am fully aware of the irony of someone with the "kiss" from Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou as an avatar decrying faux lesbian kisses at an awards ceremony, so no one needs to point it out. Though Alpha and Kokone, who are both androids, aren't really kissing so much as they're exchanging data through the data ports in their tongues.)
"(Yes, I posted this in a different thread... but I didn't notice this thread, more about general reactions than the stupid, non-newsworthy kisses by female songstresses I either never cared about in the first place or stopped caring about a decade ago.)
Damn, that "Work It" video was mediocre. I was going to complain, but then I found this list of past "Best Video" winners (and the winners in the other major categories, but I'm only interested in "Best Video") and, it seems, the only choice with which I overwhelmingly agree was the video for "Sledgehammer", and I also agree with "Money for Nothing" and "Tonight, Tonight", but that's more because I can't think of better videos for the specific years (well, school years, actually... the autumn of one year and the next year up to the end of summer). "Nothing Compares 2 U" won? While I don't have anything against the song itself, the video was just Sinead O'Connor's head against a black background. Meh... zzzzzzzz...
I can think of a whole bunch of videos I'd sooner have seen as "Best Video" (in past years, I mean)... "Thriller", "Don't Cry", "November Rain", "Stay (Far Away, So Close)", "Sabotage", "It's Oh So Quiet", "Weapon of Choice", "One More Time" (the Daft Punk one with the animation by Leiji Matsumoto, not the Brittany Spears song, duh).
But the best videos these days seem to come from Europe... the winner of the 2002 "Best Video" award at the European MTV Video Music Awards was the video for Royksopp's "Remind Me", an incredibly creative animated video telling the story of a day in the life of a British office worker through diagrams, charts, cut-away views and other infographics. Simply the best video I've seen in years..."