Return of the Surprised Face: Taylor Swift Cleans Up at MTV European Music Awards
Posted by Newson 11/12/2012 at 9:27 AM
Ah, it feels like forever since Taylor Swift acted shocked and ecstatic at an award show win. Time was when you couldn’t go a couple weeks without a Taylor “OH MY GAWSH!” award celebration, but this having been a down cycle both for award shows and Taylor Swift releases, it’s been a minute now. But with a lot of the big award ceremonies coming up, and with Taylor’s Red (and its accompanying hit singles) likely to win a bunch of the big ones, you know what it’s time for: The Return of the Surprised Face.
Taylor broke out the Face a couple times over the weekend at the MTV European Music Awards, where she won three times, for Best Female, Best Live Act and Best Look. “This is my very first EMA, I’m so excited. This is unreal,” swore the never-jaded Swift. “This is my first time touring in Europe. Thank you for giving us another reason to come back.” Taylor’s bud Justin Bieber also took home a trio of trophies, for Best Male, Best Pop and Best World Stage, while Bieb’s protegé Carly Rae Jepsen of course took home Best Song (ever, we’re assuming) for “Call Me Maybe.”
Amidst all the winning, one name was notably absent—Rihanna, global pop star and six-time nominee, who somehow posted a big zero for the night. But as Billboard points out, the night’s top honors mostly went to the up-and-coming—Psy and One Direction were also among the big winners, natch—and perhaps Rihanna is just a little too established at this point to continue racking up EMA wins. With a new album to promote, a world tour to plan, and an internet to continue baiting with Chris Brown stuff, we’re sure she has other stuff on her mind these days anyway.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Song: Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Best New: One Direction
Best Female: Taylor Swift
Best Male: Justin Bieber
Best Pop: Justin Bieber
Best Live: Taylor Swift
Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj
Best Rock: Linkin Park
Best Electronic: David Guetta
Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey
Best Video: PSY, “Gangnam Style”
Best Look: Taylor Swift
Best Worldwide Act: Han Geng (Asia Pacific)
Best World Stage: Justin Bieber
Best Push: Carly Rae Jepsen
Biggest Fans: One Direction
Global Icon Award: Whitney Houston
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