Let’s predict the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards

The 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards take place on Nov. 7, live from Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain. The show will be hosted by “Desperate Housewife” Eva Longoria-Parker and feature performances from Katy Perry, Shakira, Plan B and Linkin Park among others.

The MTV EMAs don’t tend to be a bellwether for the Grammy Awards, but are still significant in that they tend to honor more American artists than performers of any other nationality. Also, they generally tend to skew younger and hipper than most other music awards shows.

Leading the field this year are Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Rihanna with five nominations each, followed by Eminem with four and both 30 Seconds to Mars and Muse with three each. These acts are tipped to also feature heavily when the Grammy nominations are announced on December 1, 2010.

Here are the nominees for the main categories, with my pick for the winner noted with an asterisk.

BEST SONG
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — “Love the Way You Lie”
Lady Gaga — “Bad Romance” *
Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) — “California Gurls”
Rihanna — “Rude Boy”
Usher (featuring will.i.am) — “OMG”

BEST VIDEO
30 Seconds to Mars — “Kings and Queens”
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — “Love the Way You Lie”
Lady Gaga (featuring Beyoncé) — “Telephone” *
Plan B — “Prayin'”
Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) — “California Gurls”

BEST FEMALE

Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga *
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Shakira

BEST MALE
Justin Bieber
Eminem *
Enrique Iglesias
Usher
Kanye West

BEST NEW ACT
B.o.B
Justin Bieber *
Jason Derülo
Ke$ha
Plan B

BEST POP
Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga *
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

BEST ROCK
30 Seconds to Mars *
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Muse
Ozzy Osbourne

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Arcade Fire *
Gorillaz
The Gossip
Paramore
Vampire Weekend

BEST HIP-HOP
Eminem *
Snoop Dogg
T.I.
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

BEST LIVE ACT
Bon Jovi
Kings of Leon
Lady Gaga
Linkin Park
Muse *

BEST WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCE

30 Seconds to Mars
Gorillaz
Green Day
Muse *
Katy Perry
Tokio Hotel

BEST PUSH ACT
B.o.B *
Justin Bieber
Alexandra Burke
Jason Derülo
The Drums
Hurts
Ke$ha
Mike Posner
Professor Green
Selena Gomez and the Scene

Photo: Lady Gaga (Interscope Records)

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