Taylor Swift and One Direction were among the big winners at last night's MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt.

US singer Swift won Best Female, Best Live and Best Look categories, and was presented her Best Female trophy by Lana Del Rey.

Boyband One Direction were honoured with Best New Act, Best Fans and Best UK and Ireland Act. The group did not appear at the ceremony but pre-recorded a thank you video that was shown at the event.

Justin Bieber was also a winner this year, taking home the awards for Best Male, Best Pop and Best World Stage.

Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe earned her this year's Best Song trophy, while she also won the Best Push award.

Carly Rae Jepsen

Psy won the Best Video award for his hit Gangnam Style, while Nicki Minaj was awarded the Best Hip-Hop trophy.

The late Whitney Houston was honoured with the Global Icon accolade with a tribute led by Alicia Keys.

Keys said: "Whitney Houston had an incredible ability to captivate and mesmerise us.

"As a little girl I looked up to her so much, and seeing her perform with that voice and that presence allowed me to dream of creating music that touched people in the same way."

Alicia Keys

Lana Del Rey won the Best Alternative award, while Linkin Park won Best Rock, and David Guetta was voted Best Electronic.

Performances on the night came from The Killers, No Doubt, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift, who closed the evening with a rendition of her song We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

Taylor Swift