[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] wasn't in the building, but she still managed to steal the show at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday night (November 7).
Gaga couldn't attend because she was dishing out the theatrics on her latest Monster Ball tour stop in Budapest. But the pop sensation interrupted her Budapest show to accept her trophies live via satellite, giving acceptance speeches in the extravagant looks that have shocked many red-carpet watchers.
Gaga's winning streak began early in the night when the star picked up the award for Best Pop, which she accepted mid-show in a sculptural purple jacket. Later, she picked up Best Female in a black bodysuit in front of a sooty car, giving a heartfelt speech and sharing a brief lip-lock with the dancer who handed her the trophy.
The singer really let loose when she nabbed Best Song for "Bad Romance." Rocking yellow hair and donning a sheer, plastic minidress — the only thing obscuring her nipples were pasties in the shape of an "x" — Gaga accepted the award with the type of show-stopping energy she's become renowned for. After lamenting that she couldn't be in Madrid physically, she began to belt out a funked-up version of her The Fame: Monster track "Teeth." "Show me your teeth!" she sang, working some James Brown-esque moves that included a full-on, rock-and-roll backbend on the ground.
Even EMA host Eva Longoria gave Gaga a shout-out, trotting out in a giant ham costume she quipped the singer left behind — a cheeky reference to Gaga's headline-grabbing VMA meat dress.
The 2010 EMA show airs on MTV2 on Sunday (November 7) at 9 p.m. ET, and an edited, performance-heavy version will be broadcast Friday at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.