The MTV.co.uk Awards 2005: Results!
You voted. We counted. Here are the disturbing facts...
The results are finally in for the most important and influential awards ceremony in the galaxy.
When it comes to gongs, music fans and industry bigwigs alike are agreed that it's all about the MTV.co.uk Awards. Earlier this month we asked you to vote in four categories: MTV Moment of the Year, Best Newcomer, MTV Star of the Year and of course the one all the celebs dread " the Taxi For category.
Literally hundreds of billions of votes flooded in to MTV UK from all seven corners of the globe. And now you, our loyal users, can breathe a collective sigh of relief as we reveal the outcomes that will make and break careers in 2006.
In the MTV Moment of the Year category competition was stiff with Paul McCartney on Gonzo, MTV Base Presents Asia Quake Appeal and MTV at the Oxegen Festival all scrapping for top spot. But of course there could only be one winner, and it was the moment Lisa Scott-Lee discovered live on MTV's Backstage Sunday that she had failed to make the top 10 with her comeback single Electric. Brave Lisa managed to hold off the tears for once but the nation's heart bled in sympathy for her. Perhaps winning this prestigious gong will help soften the blow.
Next up was the Best Newcomer award which pitted the Kaiser Chiefs, Lisa Scott-Lee, James Blunt, the Pussycat Dolls and the Arctic Monkeys against eachother. The people voted with their mouse clicks and the Pussycats were the runaway winners " perhaps not surprising for a girl band who released two singles this year, both of which went straight to No.1.
The award closest to our hearts here at MTV.co.uk is the MTV Star of the Year. To us, they're all winners. But clearly not to you lot. Lisa once more found herself nominated, alongside Tim Westwood, the Dirty Sanchez boys and, in a cruel twist of fate, Jessica Simpson was up against her soon-to-be-ex-hubby Nick Lachey. Our Jess proved the nation's fave but poor old Nick hobbled in last " winning less than a quarter of his missus' votes.
The final category is feared throughout the showbiz world. Even mentioning it in celebrity circles is enough to bring on a spiral of depression, cake eating and alcohol abuse. Spare a thought for the effect it will have on the actual winner. This year the competition in the Taxi For category was closer than in any other. Peter Andre, Kevin Federline, Pete Doherty, Lisa Scott-Lee (yep, every category) and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes all made the shortlist. But picking up one trophy that won't take pride of place in her awards cabinet was of course Lisa Scott Lee. Sorry Lisa, but if it's any consolation the taxi is paid for by us and should save you having to take the bus.
Well, that's it for another year. Naturally there were tears before bedtime " some of sheer joy, and others of bitter disappointment. Tens of thousands of cucumber sandwiches were consumed and the Arctic Monkeys alone managed to demolish a four-pack of low-alcohol lager. Until next year, thank you and goodnight.