MTV transformed the inside of the 100-year-old Frankfurt (GERMANY) Festhalle venue into a circus arena, and with host Heidi Klum, it proved to be a sparkly designer dress laden event.
American pop savant Taylor Swift won three times, and inexplicably Kim Kardashian, the Calabasas retailer-turned amateur porn star-turned reality TV star, who is currently sleeping with musician (Kanye West) hobbled on stage for what reason we have yet to understand.
Also the Gangnam style mega hitmeister Psy was there along with Alicia Keys, the Killers, newly reformed No Doubt and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Heidi Klum dazzled at Sunday's MTV Europe Music Awards and wore several Versace gowns to show off her model pedigree.
"I have six different outfits from Versace that I love very much and I think for an event like the MTV awards I usually have a little bit more fun," she said.
She also tweeted in her native German and English from the event.
The EMA awards were last held in Frankfurt in 2001. Last year's awards in Belfast attracted 23 million viewers on all platforms and 158 million votes worldwide.
: Best Song - Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe
: Best New Act - One Direction
: Best Female Act - Taylor Swift
: Best Male Act - Justin Bieber
: Best Pop Act - Justin Bieber
: Best Live Act - Taylor Swift
: Best Hip Hop - Nicki Minaj
: Best Rock Act - Linkin Park
: Best Electronic Act - David Guetta
: Best Alternative Act - Lana Del Rey
: Best Video - Gangnam Style (Psy)
: Best Look - Taylor Swift
: Biggest Fans - One Direction
: Best Worldwide Act - Han Geng
: Best World Stage - Justin Bieber
: Best Push - Carly Rae Jepson
: Global Icon - Whitney Houston
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