Yep. We sat through the entire awards show, but that ain’t no big thang. We always do, because it’s like my job or something. That sure doesn’t mean I don’t have biases or favorites, right? I wouldn’t be the opinionated human sack of gossip you’ve grown to
barely tolerate love. Right? RIGHT???
So…here are the winners, and I don’t have too many complaints aside from Pitbull trying his hand at a hosting gig and the Best New Artist…which clearly should have been awarded to our town’s Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, forpitysake. YOU know it and I know it; so let’s just move along.
Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist – Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B – Rihanna (Who was also presented with the AMA ICON Arward by her Mum.)
Favorite Album, Country – “Red,” by Taylor Swift
Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop – “The Heist,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock – Imagine Dragons
Favorite Artist, Latin – Marc Anthony
Favorite Album, Pop or Rock – “Take Me Home,” by One Direction
New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl’s – Ariana Grande ( WHO??)
Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B – Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist, Country – Taylor Swift
Single of the Year – “Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly
Favorite Album, Soul/R&B – “The 20/20 Experience,” by Justin Timberlake
Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) – Avicii
Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary – Maroon 5
Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational – Matthew West
Top Soundtrack – Pitch Perfect
Favorite Male Artist, Country – Luke Bryan
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock – One Direction
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country – Lady Antebellum
Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift
And one more time:
Overall, the shows was okay. I really was hoping for some wins for Bruno Mars, which would’ve given us a hot performance, but alas–Timberlake won those awards. I did notice the not-too-subtle public shaming of Robin Thicke. Hmmmmm…Not all the surprising.
Even Miley was decent; although her staging was, well–odd?
WTAF? Oh. Right. “She’s just bein’ Maaaahleee, y’all.”
One more thing: How great did Joan Jett and Dave Grohl look? LOVE THEM!
Overall, what did alla ya’ll think? Anyone with me on the Bruno Mars sitch? Did ABC think they’d get more viewers/higher ratings with Timberlake winning performing? Just as simple questions; don’t LEAP all over me.