The 2011 VMA AWARD SHOW !! UPDATE Michael Jackson Vanguard Award has been reinstated

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I don't mean to spoil the thrill. But I will NEVER forgive MTV for the public humiliation they subjected MJ to in life. They can rename all their lame awards to his name all they want, it's not going to erase what they did to him. Plus, their renaming of that award to his name wasn't really about paying tribute to him. It was more of a business decision to draw ratings given the popularity of MJ these days. They know MJ fans will be tuning in every year just to see who the lucky winner is.
 

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How can we find out if MTV reinstated the award OR was Lady Gaga making a point? If it was the latter then we should send her our thanks for doing the right think for Michael.

@passy, I agree with you.
 

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I watched it for like an hour and got hella bored! My niece was over and she wanted to watch it. lol But, I quickly went back online to entertain myself with something better. But, I was happy that Mj was mentioned from both Gaga and Brit! It made me happy and I'm glad I got to see that lil part...the best part for me!
 

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I just read an article sayin Britney won the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award and I was like HUH hahaha.. I needed to come in here and verify if its actually true or not, i hope that MTV actually reinstated it...
 

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Great great heard MTV have reinstated the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. But like some fans, I will never forgive MTV for the sick joke they played on Michael with the "Artist of The Millenium Award" in 2002. MTV have to do a lot more to honor Michael than reinstating the Vanguard Award in his name. It's great news, but just the first step in a big apology they owe Michael.
 
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Hypocrites. U can bet they are only doing it in the hope of getting the kids there to present it one day
 

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I am glad they finally reinstated the full name to the award, but its a little bitter sweet considering what they did to Michael when he was alive.

Really MTV video vanuard awards should be renamed completely to the Michael Jackson video awards considering MTV wouldnt exist without him
 

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Pfft MTV will do anything to get a few extra viewers even if it means reinstating a much respected award they removed or even giving hoax awards to the greatest artist when he was still walking amongst us.

GaGa was just odd - what was that all about?
 

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I guess maybe putting the mj vanguard award bck to mtv show is their way of "apologising
 

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I am glad they finally reinstated the full name to the award, but its a little bitter sweet considering what they did to Michael when he was alive.

Really MTV video vanuard awards should be renamed completely to the Michael Jackson video awards considering MTV wouldnt exist without him

I agree, but at least it is one small step in the right direction....hopefully more steps will follow.....
 

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Well regardless of the reasons of why they reinstated it, I'm glad that the first person to recieve it as it is has gone to someone as deserving as Britney..Also I really appreciate her for saying how much of an inspiration he is to her, as well mentioning his birthday, thanks Britney!
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The award -- once called the Lifetime Achievement Award and later renamed in memory of Michael.

The following is a list of recipients of the MTV Video Vanguard Award. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Video_Vanguard_Award !!!!!!!!!!

1988 - Michael Jackson changed the music video from a mere promotional tool featuring musicians playing instruments and singing, to a piece of art with a storyline, or as Jackson liked to put as 'short films'. His video Thriller influenced and changed music videos into what it is like today.

Madonna found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Her videos have depicted controversial subjects such as teen pregnancy, racism, religion, sex, and violence. And she received this Lifetime Achievement Video Vanguard Award in 1986 for her contributions to the world of music video.

Janet Jackson - Her music videos from the 1980s became a catalyst for MTVs developing demographics. Her Broadway-style choreography and militant iconography were well received by critics and audiences. She was acknowledged as a role model for youth (especially young women) for imbuing her performances with a socially conscious message - 1990

The Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award or the Lifetime Achievement Award, is given to musicians who have made a profound effect on the MTV culture.
The award is also given to music video directors who have created some of the most popular and acclaimed music videos in MTV history. The award has come under fire because MTV hardly handed the award out during the 1990s and 2000s. While the recipients of the award have included some of the most popular and acclaimed artists in MTV history, MTV has been criticized for not handing out the award to other artists that some see as having an effect on MTV (such as Nirvana, Tupac Shakur, Mariah Carey, Run-DMC and Bruce Springsteen).
 
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I couldn't watch the show, but reading through this thread I want to say Kudos to Gaga and Britney for their kind comments about Michael.

As for the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award being reinstated, it's sort of bittersweet. It should never have been removed in the first place. Too little, too late now that Michael's no longer here. Does a person really have to die to be appreciated again?

Anyways, I'll just gulp down my anger and be happy since reinstating is better than it been cancelled forever. His name will now be read out in the future VMA ceremonies, and bring him closer to younger generations. Plus it's his B'day.

BUT seriously the VMAs would have lacked the magic of yesteryears, so ima bring it back to you ;)


 

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as for the magic of the show...., MTVs are awesome...., hi-tech performances... and the atmosphere... wow....

but most artists and their videos... are crap...
 

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wowwww yall really watched that mess???? Rest In Peace MTV.... Rest in peace POP music.... Last night showed just how bad pop music is.... I didnt even watch it.... The last time I saw MTV was 09 and even in 09 I didnt watch the whole thing.. just the MJ tribute
 

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i didnt think the show as that bad but it was still prettty bad. i did think LadyGaga's performance was pretty cool. she really played the guy charcter pretty well i though. her new song is awesome and yeah i was totally expecting more from her. the rest of the show was just lame. i didnt really think any of the performances were good and the ppl who won like best new artist i had NEVER even herd of. i was pleased they reinstated the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award and i did think the tribute to Amy Winehouse was nice. i though Russel Brands speech was sweet and Bruno Mars did a pretty good job with his performance. i will say though with the vanguard award i think it would be even better if they changed the statue to one of Michael instead of the moonman just for that award since it is called "the michael jackson video vanguard award". just makes more sence really. but anyways it was a OK show but i wasnt totally blown away.
 

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I hope it is really reinstated. It is bittersweet and most things are now because Michael isn't here anymore. But they have been many wrongs done to Michael big and small that should be corrected. First the school with his name and now this. It doesn't change the hurt and humiliation Michael went through but it's positive for him in the long run.
 

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I never liked Lady Gaga but if it was her idea to say Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award then she's gone up in my book. I hope it was MTV reinstating the name, but if it wasn't then I hope from now on every time it will be presented the presenter will say Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award until MTV don't get it and don't reinstate the name officially!

Agree!
 

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wowwww yall really watched that mess???? Rest In Peace MTV.... Rest in peace POP music.... Last night showed just how bad pop music is.... I didnt even watch it.... The last time I saw MTV was 09 and even in 09 I didnt watch the whole thing.. just the MJ tribute

Wow, you read my thoughts exactly. MTV will never be the same and pop/r&b music will never be the same w/o Michael. I didn't watch it either and from the comments I didn't miss a thing. It was nice to know that some artists acknowledge Michael and hopefully MTV will finally get it and reinstate the rightful name of the award as it was originally intended.
 

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I didn't watch the rest of the show, because I know they're not gonna mention Michael anyways. MTV is just dead.
 

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It's slightly off-topic, but it's from MTV so i'll put it here...

Remembering Michael Jackson
Posted by Nicole James

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Credit: Getty Images

There's not much we can say about the late Michael Jackson today on what would have been the King Of Pop's 53rd birthday that has not already been said. He's a source of endless inspiration for today's musicians young and old, and his influence can be felt in nearly every genre of music. You can put a quarter in any jukebox in the country, select "Billie Jean," and have a bar full of friends within five minutes. Michael Jackson's music isn't just entertainment; it's a connecting force.

Instead of recapping everything he's done for the music industry, for pop music and the sequined glove market (single-handedly... get it?), we invite you to share your favorite memories of Michael Jackson and what you're doing to remember the pop music icon. I'll start: "The Way You Make Me Feel." On repeat. All day.

Happy birthday, Michael Jackson! To put it simply, thanks.

+ Let us know your favorite Michael Jackson memories in the comments below, including your favorite songs, performances and pop culture moments that you'll always remember.


Source: http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2011/08/29/michael-jackson-birthday/
 

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i didn't watch the MTV VMA's because in my eyes they are pretty pointless anymore. There are no videos being played on that channel so i dont see why its called MTV at all. MTV Stands or rather STOOD for MusicTeleVision Now none of that is being played and its all crap reality shows and pointless blather. It needs to be reformatted and put back to the way it used to be then MAYBE the VMA's wouldn't be so pointless.
 
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