Twitter Is Saying The Same Thing About The All-Male BRIT Nominees

“Where are the women?"

Harry Styles at the BRIT Awards
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With awards season now in full swing, the 2023 BRITs nominations have officially been announced. Hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan, the star-studded ceremony will take place at London’s O2 on Feb. 11, during which fans can expect live performances from Sam Smith and Kim Petras, among many others. Meanwhile, chart-topping acts including Wet Leg, The 1975, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé dominate the show’s most prestigious categories. However, the nominees for one major category were announced as being entirely male — and fans have a lot to say about it.

On Jan. 12, the full list of BRIT Awards 2023 nominees was unveiled, and one year after the BRITs embraced gender-neutral categories, Central Cee, Fred Again, George Ezra, Harry Styles, and Stormzy were announced as the five nominees for the coveted Artist of The Year award.

Speaking in 2021, BRIT Chair Tom March said the introduction of gender-neutral categories was an integral part of the ceremony’s evolution. “It is important that The BRITs continue to evolve and aim to be as inclusive as possible,” said March. “It feels completely the right time to celebrate the achievements of artists for the music that they create, and the work that they do, irrespective of gender.”

However, upon the announcement of this year’s all-male Artist of The Year nominees, many fans were quick to call out the category’s lack of female representation.

“I genuinely can’t believe that the BRITs don’t warrant a single woman worthy of an Artist of the Year nomination this year,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “It’s disgraceful and the five male nominees should take a stand against it.”

“Fun fact: no British solo females released any music this year, apparently,” another user commented.

Find more memes and tweets reacting to this year’s BRIT Awards nominations, below.