Timberlake shines at EMAs
13:30 03 November 2006
Justin Timberlake shone at the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (02.11.06).
The singer, who hosted the Copenhagen event, was named Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist.
Justin opened the show by bursting through a giant speaker and delivering a blistering medley of his biggest hits.
The 25-year-old joked he had only won the Best Pop category because he had agreed to host the evening.
On collecting his Best Male award, he told the audience: "Thanks MTV. Thanks Copenhagen. And thanks to my mom for birthing me best male."
Atlanta hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley also picked up two awards, walking away with Best Song for 'Crazy' and the Future Sounds Award - for Best Newcomer.
Best Female Act went to Christina Aguilera, who edged out Madonna, Beyoncé and Shakira to take the title.
The Killers picked up Best Rock Act, while Best Hip-Hop Act was awarded to Kanye West.
Red Hot Chili Peppers walked away with just one award - Best Album for 'Stadium Arcadia' - despite being nominated in four categories.
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, appeared via a video link as his controversial character Borat the Kazakh TV reporter.
Borat, who presented the awards in Lisbon last year, welcomed Justin onstage by poking fun at Madonna's recent adoption of a Malawian baby.
He warned Justin: "Jason, don't be too friendly to female pop stars. Last year I did it with the ugly one from the Pussycat Dolls and (holding up a child) had this baby with her. Is Madonna there? I want her to buy it. My only concern is that the singing transvestite won't be a good father."
Madonna was left empty-handed despite being nominated three times and faced further ridicule from another British comic.
Leigh Francis, whose alter-ego is celebrity-obsessed Avid Merrion, performed 'Bung Up' - a joke version of Madonna's 'Hung Up'.
Avid - dressed in a purple leotard, blonde wig and caricature Madonna mask - was surrounded by dancing dwarfs as he performed.
He told the audience: "If I want to buy a baby, I will", before pointing at the dwarves dressed in diapers and adding, "I bought these from eBay, they are my eBabies."
When he left the stage, Avid turned to a black dwarf and told him, "You're my favourite."
Canadian singer Nelly Furtado and rap mogul Diddy were among the acts to perform for the 2,500 screaming fans in the Bella Centre.
The Killers and Keane did their performances outside in a central Copenhagen square where thousands more fans had gathered, despite the freezing temperatures.
Muse, who won Best Alternative Act, delivered the performance of the night with 'Starlight', which was accompanied by a dazzling laser show.
The event was not without controversy. Kanye West took to the stage to protest after losing the Best Video category to Justice Vs Simian. He later moaned: "I had the best video. 'Touch The Sky' should have won."
2006 MTV Europe Music Awards full list of winners:
Best Male Act: Justin Timberlake
Best Pop Act: Justin Timberlake
Best Female Act: Christina Aguilera
Best Group: Depeche Mode
Best Rock Act: The Killers
Best Alternative Act: Muse
Best Song: 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley
Best R n B Act: Rihanna
Best Hip-Hop Act: Kanye West
Best Album: 'Stadium Arcadium' by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Best Video: 'We Are Your Friends' by Justice Vs Simian
Futuresounds Award: Gnarls Barkley
Best UK and Ireland Act: The Kooks
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