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Photos From The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards On Stage and Winners!

2008 MTV EMAs: The Show & Winners

The big winners at last night's MTV Europe Music Awards were Britney Spears and Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars, each of them winning two awards. Hostess Katy Perry beat Duffy to take home the award for New Act, and the Brits were represented by Sir Paul McCartney and Rick Astley who each took home a gong. For the most part, the winners were American, and there was certainly a theme running through the evening as President-Elect Barack Obama's face showed up on everything from the video screens to one of Katy's twelve brightly coloured outfits!

The show was definitely dominated by Americans, which included performances from Pink, The Killers, Kid Rock, Kanye West (with Estelle) and Katy herself, what did you think — would you have preferred more European acts performing as Take That and The Ting Tings did? Or was the overriding American influence reflecting our tastes in music in Europe? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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To see the full list of winners from last night, as well as many, many more photos from the show, just

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Album of the Year — Britney Spears, Blackout

Act of 2008 — Britney Spears

New Act — Katy Perry

Ultimate Urban — Kanye West

Most Addictive Track — Pink, "So What"

Headliner — Tokio Hotel

Rock Out — 30 Seconds to Mars

Video Star — 30 Seconds to Mars, "A Beautiful Life"

Best Act Ever — Rick Astley

Artists' Choice — Lil Wayne

Europe's Favorite Act — Emre Aydin, Turkey

Ultimate Legend — Paul McCartney


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jared-y-love-you jared-y-love-you 7 years
jared is the best :)
Advah Advah 7 years
I agree, it's getting really difficult to see the difference between US and Europe award ceremonies. But of course that makes me sound old..
benedictxvii benedictxvii 7 years
and there's also Nneka who is from Nigeria, but currently based in Hamburg Maybe if she had relocated to New York instead she would have gotten a nomination.
benedictxvii benedictxvii 7 years
I watched last year, too. Tokio Hotel and Justice were the only winners from mainland Europe, and I'm pretty sure the only nominees. Tocotronic's Kapitulation was released in 2007. Look up Tocotronic's "Kapitulation" and "Imitationen", the two singles from the album. Basically no one outside of German-speaking countries know who they are, so obviously the album wasn't going to be nominated. Tokio Hotel got lucky. They are like my babies and I love them, but they really aren't the best German band out right now, and I don't understand why others can't be popular throughout Europe. MC Solaar (France) released his album Chapitre 7 in 2007, but he had no nominations.
LoracNJ LoracNJ 7 years
I remember watching the MTV Europe Awards in the late 90's early 2000's and it actually HAD Europe artists and presenters. I know American acts are popular in Europe, but how about showcasing the artists from those countries. I get enough US artists at all the other US awards shows here.
honeybun honeybun 7 years
It's the same every year. They really should start promoting Europeans.
benedictxvii benedictxvii 7 years
I hate that its basically all American winners/performers. Its not like American artists are better than European artists. I don't know why MTV Europe doesn't do anything to promote European artists.
Penny-C Penny-C 7 years
Missed it last night but it does look a little one sided.!
JamieUK JamieUK 7 years
Britney - you go with your bad self!
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