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
Troye Sivan - Australia
Shawn Mendes – Canada
Maluma – Columbia
GOT7 – Korea
Wizkid - Nigeria
Zara Larsson – Sweden