Today, the nominees for the annual Spike TV VGA Awards were announced. It is a God-given right for people to bitch endlessly about awards shows, and so the moment the nominees were announced, a huge number of people jumped on twitter to joke, complain, and generally carry on about them.
(For example: The outrageous snub of The Witcher 2 in the Best RPG category. I am outraged!)
(No seriously, I am outraged.)
Shortly after the announcement, the #RejectedVGACategories hashtag got going, and the results were outstanding. Some were funny, several were mean, and many were insightful. Some actually offered categories that I'd love to see in real life! I compiled a bunch of the best, funniest, and weirdest ones here.
The hashtag is still going, so there are doubtless already a bunch more good ones. If you'd like to go cast votes on the VGA Awards website, you can do so, though the VGA Advisory Council (upon which I should mention both Brian Crecente and Stephen Totilo sit) still chooses the winners. Seeing as how they aren't accepting write-in nominees, I think I'll just go replay The Witcher 2 and quietly cry instead.
Werezompire prompts a rueful chuckle.
Morbidorable thinks we should give the Bronies some more attention. Fair enough, they are an ever-growing contingent, after all.
Aww, Breterbies makes me sad about the 3DS library all over again.
Jonny_Wags keeps it real.
Ivan2294 submits a potential comments-section bloodbath.
AKvltGhost makes me laugh and wish I could actually vote on this one.
Hell, PontiusPyrite's category could become a tradition. Unfortunately.