Pink wins best video at MTV Oz Awards
Nesian Mystik wins first Best Kiwi awardSYDNEY--Nesian Mytsik won the first Best Kiwi award at the MTV Australia awards Friday, a live 90-minute show emceed by Pete Wentz that included a performance by Kings of Leon beamed in from a New Zealand concert and Pink winning Best Video for “So What.”
Voted on by MTV viewers in Australia and New Zealand, awards also went to Wentz and Fall Out Boy (Best Rock Video), The Ian Carey Project (Best Dance Video, "Get Shaky"), Britney Spears (Best Moves) and Katy Perry (Breakthrough Artist).
Jessica Mauboy won the Best Aussie award and Sneaky Sound System won the Independent Spirit Award.
The tight new format designed for the Aussie awards last year is close to the one used by the traditional MTV Video Music Awards. It was punctuated by performances from The Killers, Wolfmother, The Kaiser Chiefs and Vanilla Ice.
The show will be rebroadcast on MTV channels worldwide next week as part of MTV's "World Stage," a new global program that airs taped live music performances in the same Friday night timeslot on 62 MTV channels in 162 countries.
"By putting the full weight of MTV's international network behind the Awards we are able to give Australian artists unrivalled profile on a global stage," said Dave Sibley, Managing Director, MTV Networks Australia & New Zealand. "Securing worldwide exposure is a testament to the quality of those artists, and to the quality of output from MTV’s Australian unit."