The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards snoozed up Liverpool tonight, but left behind plenty of photos worth ogling. Scandalist blogger Becky Howard, who watched the show from London, was stunned that host Katy Perry managed to change outfits six times in one night. The singer dressed up like a carnival ride, a football player, a Barack Obama stumper, and even some kind of hermaphrodite.
In other news: Singers Duffy and Estelle looked super hot during the show; celebrity blogger Perez Hilton looked super ridiculous. (Hey, doesn’t he always?) And Beyonce‘s outfit was a bit hard for us to interpret — but we think she was wearing body armor!
After the jump, Becky Howard comments on all of 2008’s winners.
The Rock Out award went to 30 seconds to Mars. OMG! Shocker! And believe it or not Jared was there to collect it, what with hosting the VIP bar area and all. Coincidence! (Of course, we jest)
Best Album is Britney Spears‘s Blackout. But she’s not there! Boo! Instead she’s dressed like Blousey Brown from Bugsy Malone somewhere and does the requisite satellite link-up speech.”It’s such an honor thank you so much. So sorry I couldn’t be there tonight but have a wonderful night and party hard.” Blah blah blah. You just don’t care about us, Britney! We feel rejected over here.
New Act: Well, they had to give Katy Perry an award after all the effort of presenting the night. “I wanna recount! The host can’t win! Last year I was in my bedroom heating up mac and cheese watching this on the television so you can do it too!” she yelled. And showing more confidence than poor ickle Jared she then yelled at her award-bestower, “I love Grace Jones! You are the shit!”
Video Star went to 30 Seconds To Mars. Again! Jared really has done a good trade off tonight. Awkward sofa interviews = loads of awards. “Thank you so much – I think this may be a mistake,” he said. Surely not!
Best Act Ever was presented by the portly Perez Hilton and was won by Rick Astley. WHAAAAT? He didn’t even turn up to accept his fake award, thereby rendering the entire Rickrolling craze totally flat and pointless. Shame. Anyway, they rushed through this one.
Leona Lewis and her party dress presented Ultimate Urban to Kanye West, who milked his 20-foot walk up to the stage for all it was worth. But then he kept his speech the shortest of the night. What a star!
Artists Choice award went to Lil’ Wayne, who also couldn’t be arsed to turn up. Whatevs.
Act of 2008 was Britney Spears. Blousey Brown wished she could so be there but etc etc etc. These awards are getting boring now.
Leona Lewis won Best UK and Ireland act but thanks to Bono‘s dribbling on, the poor love didn’t even get anybody to present it to her. No fair! Bad Bono!
Europe’s Favourite (i.e. the award that no-one from Britain will give two sh*ts about, comprising of various EuroActs) Believe it or not Turkey’s Emre Aydin (???) beat the only star in the lineup, Leona Lewis.
But thankfully, things ended in brilliant Girls Gone Wild style with a truly rocking performance from Pink (WE LOVE HER) and loads of girls and boys having pillow fights in their underwear. Gratuitous nudity is always a winner in our book. Goodnight!