On November 10, Amsterdam was capitol of the world as the biggest stars in pop music flocked to the 2013 MTV European Music Awards.
Bruno Mars won the 2013 MTV EMA in the category Best Song for Locked Out Of Heaven. Other nominees included Daft Punk's Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams), Diamonds by Rihanna, and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell).
One Direction, with Josh Devine on drums, bagged an award as best pop act, beating nominees Justin Bieber
Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift. One Direction singer Harry Styles was also awarded as best look.
Drummer Tre Cool and Green Day were named best rock act, sweeping away an anward before Black Sabbath, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age and The Killers could take it.
30 Seconds To Mars, featuring Shannon Leto on the drum stool, was award as best alternative act, beating fellow nominees Fall Out Boy, Franz Ferdinand, and Paramore in the proces.
Rob Bourdon and his band Linkin Park bagged an award as best world stage. Also nominated were Alicia Keys, The Black Keys, and Fun. among others.
Gustav Schäfer and Tokio Hotel won in the category act with biggest fans.
Katy Perry was named best female artist, Justin Bieber won in the category best male for a fourth consecutive year. China's Chris Lee won best worldwide act.
Beyonce took an award as best live act, Eminem as best hip hop act. The rapper was also given the Global Icon prize for lifetime achievement, just a week after being declared artist of the year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards, run by Google.
Throughout the evening, Will Ferrell, as his mustachioed newsman alter ego Ron Burgundy, popped up on the EMA stage, where he presented some of the awards, including Best Video to Miley Cyrus for Wrecking Ball.
Taking her clutch onstage to accept the award, Miley retrieved a joint and a lighter from her bag, said "I couldn't fit this award in my bag, but I did find this", and lit up and took a long puff.
Katy Perry won an award as Best Female, leaving Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus behind in the process.
Awarded as Best Dutch Act were drummer Niles van den Berg and his Utrecht-based group Kensington.