Maneskin MTV EMA 2021 Nominations

First they conquered Eurovision. And now they’re coming for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2021! Italy’s Måneskin have scooped up three nominations for the latest edition of the world-famous awards bash. This is an exceptional feat for the “Zitti E Buoni” rockers as, despite the title, the ceremony is typically dominated by North American acts.

Indeed, the artists with the most nods are all from across the pond — Justin Bieber has eight nominations, while Doja Cat and Lil Nas X have six apiece.  Ed Sheeran is the highest place European with five nominations. Several more Eurovision and national final acts have received recognition in the regional categories.

Måneskin’s 2021 MTV EMA Nominations

Måneskin have been nominated in three categories. The first is Best Rock. Their competition comes in the form of Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and The Killers. The foursome are also up for Best Group. Here they must overcome BTS, Imagine Dragons, Jonas Brothers, Little Mix and Silk Sonic. Unsurprisingly, the “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” hitmakers are shortlisted for Best Italian Act too.

Eurovision nominees at the MTV EMAs 2021

As ever, the EMAs are mostly decided by audience vote, and each region also gets to vote for its best local act. These categories usually attract a few nominations of recent Eurovision and national final acts, with Diodato, Margaret and Fernando Daniel  taking home gongs in 2020.

Let’s take a look at the Eurovision and national final acts nominated for the 2021 ceremony.

Best Rock

  • Måneskin (Italy 2021)

Best Group

  • Måneskin (Italy 2021)

Best Italian Act

  • Måneskin (Eurovision 2021)
  • Madame (Sanremo 2021)

Best Swiss Act

  • Gjon’s Tears (Eurovision 2020 and 2021)

Best Polish Act

  • Margaret (Krajowe Eliminacje 2016 and Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2018 and 2019)

Best Portuguese Act

  • Diogo Piçarra (Festival da Canção 2018)
  • Bárbara Tinoco (Festival da Canção 2020)

Best MTV Russia Act

  • Max Barskih (Ukraine’s 2012 national final)

Best Spanish Act

  • Aitana (Operación Triunfo 2017-2018)

Voting for all the above categories and more is now open at MTVEMA.com. The awards ceremony itself will take place on Sunday 14 November.

Who is your favourite artist on the list? What Eurovision acts should have been nominated but weren’t? Let us know in the comments below.

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Milos
Milos
1 month ago

There is nothing European about these awards. American propoganda

Caty
Caty
1 month ago

not worth watching is just american and british to pretend to be famouse in europe while make it barley in the charts . kpop and Måneskin are used for cloud to make people watch it. as european fan i am sick and tired of xenophobic MTV
its a joke and a insult to european fans its called europe music award but blocks out 44 countries of europe lol
Måneskin shpuld never get in contact with usa music industry they will get ruined by it. like always everything non english usa touch they destroy it

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago

Worth to mention Måneskin will perform in NY the 27th of october and at the Roxy in LA the 1st of november. And the 26th of october they will be guests at the Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon on NBC, which is a huge success for them and the celebration in the international stardom.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

MTV awards are irrelevant but ofc it’s good news for Maneskin and Gjon’s Tears. Maneskin being nominated in some main categories is WOW, what was the last time a Eurovision winner gets nominations in the main MTV categories?

Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

those awards are honestly worthless. have y’all looked at the main best music video (main category) nominees ? they literally nominated wild side by normani and cardi b that didn’t chart in ANY continental european countries, and willow by taylor swift that no one cares about here… while snubbing successful european artists with great videos like dua lipa and måneskin. and don’t get me started on the best artist category where there’s only one european artist (ed sheeran) lmfao. it’s basically the vmas hosted somewhere in europe. they’d rather nominate americans unknown here, than successful european artists unknown to the… Read more »

Stephanie
1 month ago

With all due respect, Best Group will be Maneskin’s biggest longshot – I consider BTS to be the favorites for that award due to their massive and obsessive fanbase. Their best bet will be Best Italian Act
Very happy Gjon got a nomination for Best Swiss Act

Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

these awards are fan voted so bots will make sure their faves get it, won’t change the fact that måneskin got three smash hits in europe this year while butter and permission to tank failed to scan platinum anywhere in the continent.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

The hungarian eurofans have no Eurovision again this year but they will welcome in their soil some Eurovision acts as Hungary host this ceremony, a little consolation for them. They could feel again a little bit esc related. It must be be sad for an eurofan to see his country withdrawing and not coming back.

GregHUN
GregHUN
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

That’s true. I am a Hungarian Eurovision fan and at LEAST we will get a tiny little amount of ESC in this way on live.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  GregHUN

That’s cool! Enjoy the show! 😉

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Congratulations Måneskin.