Lady Gaga Prevails, UK Acts Miss Out At MTV Europe Music Awards

 As expected, last night's MTV Europe Music Awards belonged to Lady Gaga, where the audacious pop star took home three awards for Best Female, Best Pop and Best Song for "Bad Romance". UK nominated acts like Muse, Plan B, former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke failed to bring home any moonmen.

BBC News also reports that Katy Perry, who made her first post-wedding red carpet appearance with Russell Brand, grabbed Best Video for her hit "California Gurls". Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber earned the Best Male crown, while also besting Brits such as Burke, rapper Professor Green and synth-duo Hurts for Best Push Act.

In addition, Eminem was crowned Best Hip-Hop Act and Ke$ha was named Best New Act. Gorillaz lost out to Paramore and Tokio Hotel in the Best Alternative and Best World Stage Performance categories, respectively.

All was not totally lost for the UK, for effervescent Welsh pop outfit Marina and the Diamonds beat out Tinie Tempah, Delphic, Ellie Goulding and Rox for Best UK and Ireland New Act.

The 17th annual MTV Europe Music Awards was held at Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain, where Desperate Housewives looker Eva Longoria served as host. She totaled 13 costume changes, ultimately giving Lady Gaga's much talked about meat dress from September's MTV Video Music Awards a run for its money with her very own giant Spanish ham outfit.

American viewers can catch the MTV EMAs on Friday (November 12) at 9 pm EST on MTV.

Here are some highlights from last night's festivities:

by MacKenzie Wilson