Co-host Jason Schwartzman said it best at the beginning of the show, “there’s nothing scripted tonight — it’s about anything happening.”
While many people who watched the first annual YouTube Music Awards called it a hot mess at best, there were a few surprises of the evening including a new song from Lady Gaga after her new album had already been leaked as well as a lesser known act taking home the award for Video of the Year.
The show which was streamed through the video watching site since, you know it is their show, only garnered a total of 220,000 viewers, but that didn’t stop the awards from being given out to those that deserved it, according to fans that vote.
Check out the full list of winners below.
But hey, got to give the masterminds of YouTube credit, you always need to start somewhere and there’s only up from here.
YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:
Video of the Year: “I Got A Boy,” Girls’ Generation
Artist of the Year: Eminem
Response of the Year: Lindsey Stirling & Pentatonix, “Radioactive”
YouTube Phenomenon: “I Knew You Were Trouble”
YouTube Breakthrough: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Innovation of the Year: DeStorm, “See Me Standing”