Irish actor Pierce Brosnan presented Eminem with the first of three awards at last night's MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona.

The controversial rapper won Best Male, Best Hip Hop and Best Album for 'The Eminem Show'.

Australian Kylie Minogue won Best Pop and Best Dance, The Red Hot Chili Peppers won Best Live Act and Best Rock and Linkin Park won Best Hard Rock and Best Group.

Jennifer Lopez took Best Female, while Best Song went to Pink for 'Get The Party Started'.

The best UK and Ireland category was won by Coldplay.

American band The Calling won Best New Act. Alicia Keys took Best R&B. Nordic act Royskopp won Best Video for 'Remind Me'.

MTV said a record 15 million viewers voted for this year's winners.