Fascinating Behind the Scenes of MTV EMA 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thank you MTV Asia for the dinner treat, and I was actually watching them live on my laptop! I believe many of you have heard what will be taking place ON stage, now, an MTV insider has revealed a tantalizing treat of need to know backstage facts about the 2014 MTV EMA!


- This is the first time in its 20-year history that the MTV EMA has been held in Glasgow!
- The awards will be held at Scotland’s latest landmark arena – the SSE Hydro – which only recently opened its doors in 2013, since becoming one of the most modern and exciting arenas in the world.
- MTV cast over 2,000 local fans – via public castings and mobile castings in local schools and universities – to be part of the MTV EMA live audience, with 700 fans invited to scream their hearts out at the MTV EMA red carpet.


- The 2014 MTV EMA set has been designed by celebrated German stage and set designer Florian Wieder – creative mastermind who was also responsible for MTV EMA set designs in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Liverpool.
- Although stage designs remain a closely guarded secret, MTV can reveal the show has a “time travel” inspired theme; which will be echoed on the red carpet, in the set design and via the main show performances.
- The 2014 MTV EMA will feature one of the biggest sets EVER in MTV EMA history, measuring 50m wide by 20m high, backed with a giant high resolution LED screen and over 30m of transparent gauze.
- To power the show, nearly 10,000 kilometres of cable have been laid down.
- 1,200 flight case boxes have been used to transport equipment such as lights, cameras and tripods.
- 30 HD cameras are used to shoot the show and 40 TV screens have been installed backstage.
- To ensure a truly explosive 20th anniversary celebration, the MTV EMA will be ignited by 600 pyrotechnics during the main show including spitfire flames, air flame explosions and smoke storm machines.

The 2014 MTV EMA sponsored by essence, Europe's No.1 cosmetics brand**, will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2014 MTV EMA was broadcasted live to MTV channels worldwide from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Monday, 10 November 3am (MY)*.

2014 MTV EMA Winners 

Best Song
Ariana Grande - Problem ft Iggy Azalea

Best Pop
One Direction

Best Female
Ariana Grande

Best Male
Justin Bieber

Best Live
One Direction

Best New
5 Seconds of Summer

Best Video
Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft Juicy J

Best Rock
Linkin Park

Best Alternative
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Hip Hop
Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris

Biggest Fans
One Direction

Best Look
Katy Perry

5 Seconds of Summer

Best World Stage
Enrique Iglesias
MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta

Worldwide Act
Bibi Zhou

Best Song with a Message
Beyoncé - Pretty Hurts

Global Icon
Ozzy Osbourne

The show will repeat on the following times in Malaysia and Singapore:

Pre Show
Monday, 10 November at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG/PH), 9pm (MY)
Saturday, 15 November at 12pm (WIB), 1pm (SG/PH), 2pm (MY)

Main Show 
Monday, 10 November at 8pm (WIB), 9pm (SG/PH), 10pm (MY)
Tuesday, 11 November at 10pm (WIB), 11pm (SG/PH)
Wednesday, 12 November at 2pm (WIB), 3pm (SG/PH), 12am and 4pm (MY)
Thursday, 13 November at 5.30pm (WIB), 6.30pm (SG/PH), 7.30pm (MY)
Saturday, 15 November at 1pm (WIB), 2pm (SG/PH), 3pm (MY)
Sunday, 16 November at 5pm (WIB), 6pm (SG/PH), 7pm (MY)

**pictures are all sourced from Getty Images

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