One Direction Wins ‘Best UK and Ireland Act’ for EMAs

One Direction performing in Sydney, Australia (Photo via AP Images)

One Direction has won the Best UK and Ireland Act award for the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) … that’s quite a feat with the show not having even aired yet. The advance win is due to the public voting for the boy band as their favorite British act, reports MTV UK.

1D member, Louis Tomlinson, was thrilled telling MTV UK : “We’re so happy and incredibly honored to have won this. Once again our amazing fans have done us proud — thanks so much as always to you all!”

One Direction goes up against other European artists with the winner being announced on October 30. The winner of that category will then be tossed into the shuffle competing against winners from other regional areas – Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East – with the chance to with the Worldwide Act category .

The Worldwide winner will be announced at the ceremony which airs 0n Sunday, November 11 hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum.

What do you think the boys chances are in winning?