One Direction big winners of the 2014 MTV EMA Awards

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One Direction were the big winners at last night’s annual MTV Europe Music Awards taking home three awards.

On the great evening of music held at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, the English-Irish pop band came out on top picking up three prizes for Best Live Act, Best Pop Act, and Biggest Fan Groups.

The five-boy group couldn’t attend the international music awards ceremony and instead accepted their award on a pre-recorded video.

Nicki Minaj, the show’s host, performed some of her biggest hits and awarded the prizes to the other successful artists.

Nicki Minaj hosts this year’s MTV EMA Awards and won Best Hip Hop Act (photo: capitalxtra)

5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry were awarded two prizes each and the ‘Anaconda’ singer Nicki Minaj, who changed outfit eight times during the show, won Best Hip Hop Act.

5 Seconds of Summer picked up Best Push and Best New award, while Ariana Grande was named Best Female artists and scored Best Song with her single ‘Problem’.

5 Seconds of Summer took home two awards at the MTV EMA ceremony

Ariana Grande taking her award at MTV EMA Awards (photo: capitalfm)

Katy Perry, who was not there to accept the awards as she is currently on her tour in Australia, took Best Video award for ‘Dark Horse’ and Best Look.

Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, U2, Royal Blood and Enrique Iglesias were also among the hot artists who took to the stage to wow the arena and perform during the one of the biggest nights in music.

A very pregnant Alicia Keys performed from the nearby viewing party at the O2 Academy Glasgow (photo: wavpin)

U2 perform on stage during the MTV EMA’s 2014 (photo: adelaidenow)

Former lead vocalist of the rock band Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, was the guest of honour at the event as he received the Global Icon Award.

The legendary rocker’s ‘Crazy Train’ was covered by Simon Neil, Miles Kennedy and Slash who took to the stage to close the show.

The 2014 MTV EMA winners:

Best Song

Ariana Grande – “Problem” ft. Iggy Azalea

Best Pop

One Direction

Best Video

Katy Perry – “Dark Horse ft. Juicy J”

Best Live

One Direction

Best New

5 Seconds of Summer

Best Song With a Message

Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”

Best Female

Ariana Grande

Best Male

Justin Bieber

Best Look

Katy Perry

Best Push

5 Seconds of Summer

Best Rock

Linkin Park

Best Alternative

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Best Hip Hop

Nicki Minaj

Best World Stage

Enrique Iglesias

Worldwide Act

Bibi Zhou

Biggest Fans

One Direction

Global Icon

Ozzy Osbourne