Nominations for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Thursday afternoon.
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga led the pack with nine nods apiece, largely thanks to their smash collaboration “Rain On Me,” while Billie Eilish and The Weeknd followed with six each.
However, other beloved artists with headline-making visuals were snubbed in major categories. Insider.com listed the 7 biggest snubs, with mentions to Miley Cyrus’ 2019 videos Mother’s Daughter and Slide Away.
“Mother’s Daughter” by Miley Cyrus was only nominated in technical categories, despite its powerful premise and gorgeous execution.
Insider previously ranked “Mother’s Daughter” as the runner-up on our list of 2019’s best music videos.
It’s extremely difficult to make a music video that’s at once political, artistic, visually dazzling, seductive, scary, and totally inclusive. Think: “Wrecking Ball,” but make it ultra-feminist.
Cyrus pulled it off, but “Mother’s Daughter” only received two nominations in technical categories: best art direction and best editing.
It’s possible that, given the video’s age, it lost favor with the VMAs voting committee — but “Slide Away,” Cyrus’ more recent visual triumph, didn’t get any love at all.
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