The Best Band In Europe Is Not Even Real...
The Albarn Hewlett aminated side project brings home the bacon
Gorillaz pulled off a double whammy tonight at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005.
Not only did the animated band put on a breathtaking live show fusing 3-D animation and real-life performances from De La Soul, but they also scooped the coveted Best Group award. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewletts creations fought off competition from Coldplay, Green Day, The Black Eyed Peas and U2 to pick up the gong.
De La Soul and Jamie Hewlett stepped up to collect the last award of the night, and a slightly bemused Hewlett commented: "Were the best group, and we dont even exist!"
Earlier in the night the audience were left open-mouthed when the band were projected onto stage as remarkably solid-looking 3-D holograms.