Only 2 awards go to Europeans...
Lowri Williams

11:26 19th November 2004
MuseLast night at the MTV Europe Music Awards it was Americans who were honoured, not Europeans.

Outkast were the biggest hit of the night scooping 3 awards at the ceremony in Rome including ‘Best Group’, ‘Best Video’ and ‘Best Song’ for ‘Hey Ya!’.

Despite Scot rockers Franz Ferdinand getting many nominations they went home empty handed. Muse however won ‘Best Alternative Act’ and ‘Best British Act’, the only Europeans to win anything.

As always the live performances were the highlight of the evening. Eminem was in cahoots with the shows producers after he revealed he was going to take the stage dressed as Michael Jackson, but eventually agreed to tone it down reports The Sun.

Gwen Stefani was lowered onto the stage on a giant clock to perform her new solo single and the Beastie Boys entered the stage on skateboards and bikes.

The winners were:

Best Group - OutKast
Best Song - OutKast, ‘Hey Ya!’
Best Female - Britney Spears
Best Male - Usher
Best Hip-hop - D12
Best New Act - Maroon 5
Best R&B - Alicia Keys
Best Album - Usher, ‘Confessions’
Best Alternative Act - Muse
Best Rock - Linkin Park
Best Pop - Black Eyed Peas
Best Video - OutKast, ‘Hey Ya!’
Best UK and Ireland Act – Muse

So at the MTV Europe Music Awards only 2 awards went to anyone who was actually from Europe. What an absolute disgrace.

If MTV are unable to find any credible acts within the massive continent of Europe to award for their contribution to music then shame on them.