Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga lead the MTV EMA winners with two apiece, but snubbed Beyonce and Adele surprisingly leave empty handed
They may have each been nominated for four gongs at the MTV EMAs but Adele and Beyonce were left empty handed at Sunday night's 2016 ceremony.
Instead, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, aDJ Martin Garrix and indie band Twenty One Pilots were the main winners, each scooping two awards.
However none of the big winners were on hand to accept their awards on the night, with Gaga making a brief pre-recorded speech from Tokyo for her Best Female Act and Best Look prizes and Twenty One Pilots currently on tour.
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Acceptance: Lady Gaga thanked her fans via video from Tokyo as she scooped two gongs - Best Look and Best Female
Big winner: Justin Bieber, pictured last month, was one of the A-list victors on the night but didn't turn up to accept his prize
Justin, thought to currently be in his native Canada, won the Best Fans award for his legion of loyal Beliebers along with Best Song for his hit Sorry.
Twenty One Pilots, comprised of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, swiped Best Alternative Act and Best Live Artist at the Rotterdam show where many of the A-listed nominees were absent.
Beyoncé was up for Best Video for her single Formation along with Best Female, Best Live and Best Local Act (US) but came away with nothing.
Snub: Adele, pictured at the Brit Awards earlier this year, received four nominations but came away with no awards
Nothing for Beyonce: The singer, pictured on stage at the 50th annual CMA Awards last week also emerged empty handed
Adele lost out to Justin in the Best Song category, while she was pipped to the post for Best UK and Ireland act by Little Mix who beat out stiff competition from Zayn (Malik), Coldplay and Years And Years.
'WHAAAAT! We won?!' the band tweeted. 'We won an #MTVEMA on #GetWeird's anniversary! ALL because of you... Love you guys to the MOON & Back the girls x'
The gong for Best Video went to The Weeknd for Starboy ft Daft Punk, while Shawn Mendes nabbed Best Male Artist, collecting the gong from Jordan Dunne and dedicating his prize to his 'incredible fans worldwide.'
Joyous: Zara Larsson collected her Best New Artist gong from Jaden Smith
Proud winners: The Weeknd won Best Video award at the MTV Europe Music Awards while Martin Garrix won Best Electronic and Best Live
Lush Life hitmaker Zara Larsson, seemed surprised to get Best New Artist following her dramatic performance of Ain't My Fault and Lush Life, collecting the award from Jaden Smith.
Coldplay picked up Best Rock Act, while Fifth Harmony, which formed on The X Factor USA back in 2012 scooped Best Pop Act.
Drake was crowned Best Hip Hop Act, Martin Garrix nabbed Best Electronic Artist, while DNCE got Best Push Act.
In it for the win: Joe Jonas and his band DNCE won for Best Push Act
Hit: Musicians Josh Dun (L) and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots were also unable to be at the venue to collect their awards
Green Day were in for a special treat as they won the Global Icon Award, ending the show with a special performance of American Idiot.
'I’ve got to say one thing, it's really nice to be in Europe right now,' said the lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, collecting the gong from British actor Idris Elba.
'Most of all it's nice to be out of America, just for a second because of this horrendous election that’s going on right now,' he added.
Victory speech: Green Day scooped the prestigious Global Icon prize
MTV EMA 2016: WINNERS
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Twenty One Pilots
Best UK and Ireland Act
Troye Sivan - Australia
Shawn Mendes – Canada
Maluma – Columbia
GOT7 – Korea
Wizkid - Nigeria Zara Larsson – Sweden
Twenty One Pilots
Best Hip Hop
Best World Stage
Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)
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