How The American Music Awards Became A Giant Galaxy Note II Ad

Want to know who won at the 2012 American Music Awards? Go ask PopSugar. Want to see celebrities looking uncomfortable as they read the nominees and winners from the Samsung Galaxy Note II in one of the most blatant examples of product placement Gizmodo has ever seen? We’ve got you covered.

Kelly Rowland and Elisha Cuthbert went hands-on with the Note II in one of the most threatening images I’ve ever seen. Kelly looks like she might resort to skewering poor Elisha with that accolade any second. On a side note (sorry), that phone is almost as big as Elisha Cuthbert.

Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin (presumed clones) look pretty embarrassed to have anything to do with the Note II. Either that or they just watched an episode of Once Upon A Time….

Professional corporate sell-out and “musician” (get some capitals, guy) announces that the winner of Best Music Act is Justin Bieber. There are so many things wrong with this scenario that the presence of the Note II seems almost welcome.

Jenny McCarthy (don’t pretend you don’t know who she is) and country singer Luke Bryan (it’s ok if you don’t know who he is) got creeped out by the Note…

Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet was there. I have nothing bad to say about him so let’s move along.

I’m nominating Lady Antebellum for “Most Enthusiastic Performance Featuring Gimmicky Advertising Nonsense”…of the year.

Colbie Caillat in the style of Kelly Rowland looks set to sacrifice Gavin DeGraw on the altar of Note.

And of course, Ryan Seacrest was getting his hands on the Note II, although from the looks of things, he’s spied a pretty girl in the front row. Justin Bieber’s mum perhaps?


Angus Kidman contributed to this article

Pictures: Kevin Winter/Getty Images