2020 MTV Europe Music Awards

2020 MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV EMA 2020 logo.png
Date 8 November 2020
Location Various
Hosted by Little Mix
Most awards BTS (4)
Most nominations Lady Gaga (7)
Website mtvema.com
Television/radio coverage
Network MTV (International)
Channel 5 (UK)
10 Shake (AUS)
VH1 India and
Voot Select (IND)
Runtime 120 minutes
Produced by Bruce Gilmer
Richard Godfrey
Debbie Phillips
Chloe Mason

The 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards were held on 8 November 2020. Little Mix hosted the 27th annual ceremony, but only three members of the group, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, appeared;[1] Jesy Nelson did not participate due to health reasons.[2] In similar fashion to its American counterpart held earlier this year, performances for the show were filmed at various locations around Europe due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[3] The two-hour long show was broadcast in 180 countries.[3][4]

Lady Gaga was the most nominated artist with seven nominations to her name, followed by BTS and Justin Bieber with five each.[5] BTS was the most awarded act of the ceremony, claiming awards in four of the five categories they were nominated in.[6] Three new categories were introduced this year: Best Latin, Video for Good, and Best Virtual Live.[7]

Performances

Little Mix's performance was filmed in London and incorporated "augmented reality and a contortionist".[6] French DJ David Guetta held the premiere performance of his single "Let's Love" live from a pool at the Széchenyi Bath complex in Budapest, Hungary; British singer Raye featured in Sia's place. Both artists were "immersed in a waterfall" of laser lights.[6][10] English singer Yungblud wore a women's tennis outfit for his performance and assumed the role of "Cupid", flying around the venue of London's Roundhouse and pretending to "shoot arrows at unsuspecting lovers". After reuniting with his band on the ground, in a "giant red spikey inflatable", he ripped off his white skirt to reveal Union Jack shorts.[6][11]

Appearances

Awards

Voting for select categories began on 6 October on the official MTV EMA website and ended on 2 November.[4] Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.[12][13]

Best Song Best Video

BTS — "Dynamite"

DJ Khaled (featuring Drake) — "Popstar"

Best Collaboration Best Artist

Karol G (featuring Nicki Minaj) — "Tusa"

Lady Gaga

Best Group Best New

BTS

Doja Cat

Best Pop Best Electronic

Little Mix

David Guetta

Best Rock Best Alternative

Coldplay

Hayley Williams

Best Hip-Hop Best Latin

Cardi B

Karol G

Best Virtual Live Best Push

BTS

Yungblud

Biggest Fans Video for Good

BTS

H.E.R. — "I Can't Breathe"

Generation Change
Luiza Brasil
Kiki Mordi
Temi Mwale
Catherhea Potjanaporn
Raquel Willis

Regional awards

Best Regional Act winners were announced by Johnny Orlando via a live stream posted on the official MTV EMA Facebook page.[14] Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Europe
Best Belgian Act[15] Best Dutch Act[16]

Angèle

Emma Heesters

Best French Act[17] Best German Act[18]

Matt Pokora

Fynn Kliemann

Best Hungarian Act[19] Best Israeli Act[20]

Dzsúdló

Noa Kirel

Best Italian Act[21] Best Nordic Act[22]

Diodato

Zara Larsson

Best Polish Act[23] Best Portuguese Act[24]

Margaret

Fernando Daniel

Best Russian Act[25] Best Spanish Act[26]

Niletto

La La Love You

Best Swiss Act[27] Best UK & Ireland Act[28]

Loredana

Little Mix

Africa
Best African Act[29]

Master KG

Asia
Best Greater China Act Best Indian Act[30]

R1SE

Armaan Malik

  • Divine
  • Kaam Bhaari
  • Prabh Deep
  • Siri & Sez on the Beat
Best Japanese Act[31] Best Korean Act[32]

Official Hige Dandism

Stray Kids

Best Southeast Asian Act[33]

Jack (J97)

Australia and New Zealand
Best Australian Act[34] Best New Zealand Act[35]

G Flip

Benee

Americas
Best Brazilian Act[36] Best Canadian Act[37]

Pabllo Vittar

Johnny Orlando

Best Caribbean Act[36] Best Latin America North Act[36]

Bad Bunny

Danna Paola

Best Latin America Central Act[36] Best Latin America South Act[36]

Sebastián Yatra

Lali

Best US Act[38]

Lady Gaga

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