- (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
Lady Gaga has dominated the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Belfast tonight. She has won Best Song for “Born This Way,” beating Eminem, Kanye West and Bruno Mars.
“I knew that this song was very special when I wrote it,” she said. “I just didn't know how special it would be. I love you Little Monsters, until the end!”
The award was presented to her by actress Hayden Panettiere.
Lady Gaga also won the prize for Best Female Act.
Gaga had worn a silver dress with an oversized tilted hat which covered her face completely.
“Thank you so much, I love you so much. I'm so grateful. I'm really smiling right now, but I know you can't tell,” she said.
Runners up for the best female act were Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Katy Perry and Beyonce. Katy Perry won the best live act award and American band Thirty Seconds to Mars won best alternative act.
Lady Gaga received a total of six nominations. British singer Adele was nominated for best female act, best video and best song for her hit song “Rolling in the Deep.”
Acts to perform at the awards are Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay, among others. Lady Gaga gave a fantastic performance of Marry the Night.
It is the first time the MTV awards have been held in Belfast.
"It is great that Northern Ireland is getting an international spotlight thrown at it in such a positive way," said Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, according to BBC News.
He went on to say that the event is an “incredible opportunity for people to think about the music in Northern Ireland.”