Green Day slam 'horrendous' US election as they scoop MTV EMA Global Icon Award

Green Day slam 'horrendous' US election as they scoop MTV EMA Global Icon Award

Green Day collected the Global Icon award on an entertaining night at Rotterdam's Ahoy Arena for the 2016 MTV EMAs.

Frontman Billy Joe Armstrong referenced this week's US election upon receiving the award from actor and DJ Idris Elba at last night's event, hosted by singer Bebe Rexha.

"It's nice to be away from America while this horrendous election's going on right now. The entire country's about to have one collective heart attack," said Armstrong, prior to performing the band's 2004 hit, American Idiot.

Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were among the big winners, taking home three and two gongs respectively, although neither were in attendance at the ceremony. Other winners included Shawn Mendes (Best Male), The Weeknd (Best Video) and Zara Larsson  (Best New). MTV turned all the 2016 awards purple as a tribute to Prince.

Live performances came from Kings Of Leon, who played a special concert for MTV World Stage at Rotterdam's Old Luxor Theatre the previous evening, Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, The Weeknd, Afrojack, Zara Larsson, Bebe Rexha, Shawn Mendes, Martin Garrix and DNCE.

The full list of MTV EMA 2016 winners is as follows:

BEST SONG Justin Bieber - Sorry 

BEST VIDEO The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - Starboy

BEST FEMALE Lady Gaga 

BEST MALE Shawn Mendes 

BEST LIVE Twenty One Pilots 

BEST NEW Zara Larsson 

BEST POP Fifth Harmony 

BEST ROCK Coldplay 

BEST ALTERNATIVE Twenty One Pilots 

BEST HIP HOP Drake

EST ELECTRONIC Martin Garrix 

BEST PUSH DNCE BIGGEST FANS Justin Bieber

BEST LOOK SPONSORED BY LISTERINE Lady Gaga

BEST WORLD STAGE Martin Garrix - Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)

GLOBAL ICON AWARD Green Day 

WORLDWIDE ACT:

Troye Sivan - Australia

Shawn Mendes – Canada

Maluma – Columbia

GOT7 – Korea

Wizkid - Nigeria 

Zara Larsson – Sweden 

 

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