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Oct 24, 2013
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The Internet’s premium source for cute cat videos completes its transformation into this generation’s MTV as they host the first-ever YouTube Music Awards. Recognizing the most popular music videos, the artists that broke through via the site, and the most innovative ideas in the medium, the YouTube Music Awards will be kind of like MTV’s Video Music Awards with less Miley Cyrus gyrations—hopefully.

The formal announcement of the winners will be held at a ceremony in New York on November 3, hosted by American comedians Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts.

The pair currently has a selection of promotional videos for the upcoming show, done in a tone that satirizes the homemade nature of many YouTube videos.

Here’s Schwartzman, in possession of a “for-real” YouTube play button:



And here’s Watts, walking you through the voting process for YouTube viewers (and where he explains how a meme becomes a “super-meme” and how these super-memes can get involved in an “all-out punch-out drag-out”)


As you can see, not only will you be able to catch the ceremony via a live YouTube feed, you’ll also be able to cast your votes and decide the fates of the super-memes/contenders for the 2013 YouTube Music Awards.

So who should you vote for? Go to the next page for a list of the six video categories and all its nominees. We’ve also included our own picks to sway you from voting for Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber—but if you're hot for them, then no judgment. Let’s do this, cat video fans. Click on the next page to begin.

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