More Lemurs, Please! The YouTube Awards Categories We Really Want to See

We're not here for Eminem at the YouTube Music Awards. What do we want to see? Bring us the cute kids, evil cats and cuddly pandas!

In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone (seriously, where do you watch music videos?), YouTube has announced they are hosting a live music awards show in November with acts including Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Eminem. It will be streamed live from Manhattan's Pier 36 on YouTube, of course.

We love the fun idea but then we started thinking about the idea of YouTube Awards. Are they missing out if they only honor music acts? Because as much as we loved watching Katy Perry's "Roar" 47 times (true story) on the video-streaming site, we also love lots and lots of other videos on YouTube. Thus, we humbly submit...

Awesome Suggested YouTube Awards Categories


Best New Artist: Kids Eating Things and Freaking Out

Any reason for parents to torture their own children with food, right? Just remember, giving your kid hang-ups can lead to twerking.

Best Choreography: Animal Dance-Off

So you think you can dance? Nuh-uh. We just saw a llama dance and there's no comparison. 

The Lady Gaga Award for Song in a Weird Ad

We never really associated Gaga with hamsters who drove cars before. Congrats, I guess?


Icon Award: Cats Doing Evil Things

Cats are our favorite (sorry, dogs, we love you, but you're not as funny), but they are secretly evil. If you've never had a cat knock over your nightstand glass of water at 3 a.m., you don't know crafty.


Artist of the Year: Pandas

Panda. Even the word is cute. We're reduced to simpering fools by roly-poly baby pandas, so obviously this category is crucial.


Cutest New Artist: Lemurs (and Slow Lorises)

Eyes! Cute! Eat things! We love you so, so much.


Tanya Edwards is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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