Yesterday was a big day for European pop music as many of the world's biggest stars converged on Lisbon, Portugal for the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards. Madonna kicked off the celebration with a live performance of her new hit "Hung Up." The host for the event was faux Kazakh television personality Borat Sagdyev, comic alter ego of British performer Sacha Baron-Cohen. The estimated worldwide audience for the event was 1 billion.
Among the winners:
- Best Male: Robbie Williams
- Best Female: Shakira
- Best Group: Gorillaz
- Best Song: Coldplay - "Speed Of Sound"
- Best Album: Green Day - American Idiot
- Best Video: Chemical Brothers - "Believe"
- Best Pop: Black Eyed Peas
- Best Rock: Green Day
- Best Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg
- Best New Act: James Blunt
- Best Alternative: System of a Down
- Best R&B: Alicia Keys
- Best UK & Ireland Act: Coldplay
- Free Your Mind Award: Sir Bob Geldof
Logo courtesy MTV.