Harry Styles fans call out MTV over VMAs nomination 'snub'

31 July 2020, 11:26

Harry Styles reveals why he got naked for his Fine Line album art

Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

Hazza received three nominations in technical categories but missed out on Artist of the Year and Best Pop.

Harry Styles fans are calling out MTV after they failed to nominate Harry in any of the main categories at the VMA 2020 awards, which were announced yesterday (July 30)

Instead, Harry received three nominations in the technical categories; Best Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects.

Since the release of his best-selling second album Fine Line at the end of 2019, Harold has been keeping his fans well fed with some incredible music videos, which makes the decision to not recognise his achievements even more bizarre. See the full list of nominations here.

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Harry Styles MTV VMA nominations 2020
Harry Styles MTV VMA nominations 2020. Picture: Getty / Columbia

Harry has been widely praised for his stunning visuals and playful storytelling during the Fine Line era.

'Adore You' is clear a stand out. In the video, which is more like a short film, Harry makes friends with a fish on the mythical Isle of Eroda. It's a strange and unusual choice of video for an artist of Harry's stature, but also charming and uplifting too. Then there was the bisexual orgy for 'Lights Up', which was one of the most talked about videos of 2019.

Most recently, Harry served us '70s summer bliss in 'Watermelon Sugar', which was filmed on the same beach as One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' was filmed nine years ago in 2011.

Clearly that was not enough for MTV. In the Best Pop categories, Harry lost out to BTS - 'On', Halsey - 'You Should Be Sad', Jonas Brothers - 'What a Man Gotta Do', Justin Bieber ft. Quavo - 'Intentions', Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande - 'Rain on Me' and Taylor Swift - 'Lover'.

While in the Artist of the Year category, DaBaby, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone & The Weeknd all secured nominations ahead of Harry.

Harry's fans did not hold back on Twitter when the nominations were announced.

Which categories do you think Harry should have been nominated in?