The 2017 AMAs Nominations Feature Barely Any Women & Twitter Isn't Having It

The 2017 American Music Awards are coming up this Sunday, Nov. 19, on ABC. The AMAs are another one of those award shows where the results are completely decided by online fan voting, but what's not decided by fans are the nominations themselves. And plenty of fans are currently wishing they could decide the nominations, seeing as the full list of 2017 AMAs nominations feature barely any women. Seriously, there are less than 10 women nominated in non-gendered categories, and there are female artists who didn't get any nominations at all who definitely are deserving of them. Twitter has noticed, and Twitter isn't happy. To be quite freaking honest, neither am I.

Obviously, there are women nominated in the categories specifically dedicated to women. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Alessia Cara are some of them. But the non-gendered categories are dominated by men. While it's great the men who are nominated are mostly men of color, the fact that there are only five women nominated in the non-gendered categories comes off to me as either wildly irresponsible and careless or brazenly intentional.

Either way, Twitter is calling bullsh*t on the 2017 AMA nominations (as they freaking should), and it's clear they're not pleased with this year's list.

Julia Michaels, Halsey, the women of Little Big Town (Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman), and Shakira are the only women nominated in non-gendered categories. And in Halsey's case, she's nominated for Best Collaboration for "Closer" with The Chainsmokers, so she's not even nominated for music that's completely her own (and she released a successful album earlier this year). Just to make this explicitly clear, that is only five women. Five women out of about 70 nominees.

Hey, AMAs, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

James Arthur

Niall Horan

Julia Michaels

Post Malone

Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”

Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”

The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks

Coldplay

U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Drake

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Alessia Cara

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Drake, More Life

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Sam Hunt

Thomas Rhett

Keith Urban

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know

Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1

Keith Urban, Ripcord

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”

Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake, More Life

Kendrick Lamar, Damn.

Migos, Culture

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”

Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Childish Gambino

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

Kehlani

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Khalid, “Location”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

The Weeknd, “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park

Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Bruno Mars

Shawn Mendes

Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Luis Fonsi

Daddy Yankee

Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle

MercyMe

Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2

Moana

Trolls

Here's a list of just some of the women and their respective music who totally could (and definitely should have) been nominated for at least one award at the 2017 AMAs:

Kesha, Rainbow

Miley Cyrus, "Malibu"

Dua Lipa, "New Rules"

SZA, Ctrl

Fifth Harmony, Fifth Harmony

Lorde, Melodrama

Selena Gomez, "Bad Liar"

Katy Perry, Witness

Mind you, this is a very short list. The AMAs could have fit just one of these women in the non-gendered categories. And literally all of the women who are already nominated in the female categories are worthy of nominations in categories like Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, and Video of the Year. Goodnight.

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