Yoko Ono, Richard Marx, David Bowie, Neil Young Receive MTV O Award Nominations

Four veteran artists join a raft of younger singers and bands (and cats) as nominees for the 6th Annual MTV O Music Awards.

Yoko Ono is up for the Digital Genius Award, arguably the most important in this show that relies heavily on digital and social media.

Richard Marx surprisingly joins artists like Bruno Mars, Frank Ocean and Ryan Adams in the fight for Must Follow Artist on Twitter.

David Bowie's video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight) is up for the Too Much Ass for TV Award given to video that are NSFW (not safe for work (or broadcast)).

Neil Young competes with Jack White, Beck and Shone for the Analog Genius Award.

Other categories for the awards include Best Artist Instagram, Best Music Hack and Our Favorite Musical Cat where only felines are nominated.

The awards will be given June 19 beginning at 7 PM as part of MTV's "Live Music Day" which will include fifty live performances around the country which will be streamed online.

The full list of nominees:

Digital Genius Award
  • Psy
  • Yoko Ono
  • Will.i.am
  • Trent Reznor
  • Pussy Riot
Best Web-Born Artist
  • Kitty
  • Baauer
  • FIDLAR
  • Macklemore
  • Angel Haze
Best Music App
  • Scape
  • Vjay
  • Timbre
  • CrowdSYNC
  • Jukely
Best Interactive Music Video
  • Lost in the Echo - Linkin Park
  • Sound and Vision - Beck & Chris Milk
  • Not The Same - Tanlines
  • Fastest Girl in Town - Miranda Lambert
  • e.m.-bed.de/d - Yung Jake
Fan Army FTW
  • Tokio Hotel’s “Aliens ”
  • Adam Lambert’s “Glamberts ”
  • Ed Sheeran’s “Sheerios”
  • Justin Bieber’s “Beliebers”
  • Beyonce’s “Beyhive”
  • Demi Lovato’s “Lovatics”
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “Echelon”
  • Selena Gomez’s “Selenators”
  • All Time Low’s “Hustlers”
  • Lil B’s “Task Force”
Best Music Hack
  • Bonhamizer
  • Leap Orchestra
  • Maebe
  • Tweet Concrete
  • Boil the Frog
Must Follow Artist on Twitter
  • Bruno Mars
  • ?uestlove
  • Frank Ocean
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Erykah Badu
  • Grimes
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • Solange
  • Ryan Adams
  • Richard Marx
Best Artist Instagram
  • Pictureplane
  • Tyler the Creator
  • Bon Iver
  • Mariah Carey
  • Riff Raff
Our Favorite Musical Cat
  • Lil Bub
  • Keyboard Cat
  • Skifcha The Hipster Dubstep Cat
  • Collective Soul Cat
  • CatCERTO
Too Much Ass for TV (NSFW Music Videos)
  • The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - David Bowie
  • Valtari - Sigur Ros
  • Wait - DIIV
  • Pyramids - Frank Ocean
  • Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Make a Band Famous
  • The So So Glos
  • Chill Moody
  • Syd Arthur
  • Striking Matches
  • Tatiana Owens
  • John & Jacob
  • Shy Glizzy
  • Fallulah
  • The Future
  • Darling Parade
Next Big Scene
  • PostDubStep
  • CloudRap
  • Beats
  • #Seapunk
  • Vaporwave
Analog Genius Award
  • Jack White
  • Beck
  • Neil Young
  • Shone
Most Inspiring Fan Outreach
  • Dan Deacon
  • Avicii x You
  • Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir
  • Alicia Keys
The “Friday, Friday” Vanguard Award
  • Harlem Shake (the faux dance)
  • Flash Mobs
  • Goats yelling like humans in music videos
  • Twerking
  • Lip Dubs

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