The awards show only serves to remind people that MTV has lost its way (along with VH-1). Both networks have become a sea of pointless reality TV shows that have virtually nothing to do with music videos.
I remember when MTV and VH-1 showed 90% music videos and maybe 10% of things like "Beavis and Butthead" or "Remote Control" or the excellent "Liquid Television". Now its reversed. Unless you are on 24 missile watch at NORAD in the dead of night, youre unlikely to see many music videos on MTV. Even M2 has gotten as bad a MTV itself. MTV is no longer about music. It all went downhill when REAL WORLD started airing in the early 90s.
Maybe someone out there will create a network that shows music videos 24/7 and NOTHING else.