1995 MTV Europe Music Awards
|1995 MTV Europe Music Awards|
|Date||23 November 1995|
|Location||Le Zénith, Paris, France|
|Hosted by||Jean-Paul Gaultier|
|Network||MTV Networks International (Europe)|
The French nuclear testing in the South Pacific got the most attention at the ceremony. Jon Bon Jovi during his speech for winning the award for Best Rock said: "The only enemy is ignorance. Peace, people. Let's get rid of all this nuclear testing." and Bono said: "What a city, what a night, what a crowd, what a bomb, what a mistake, what a wanker you have for a President" referring to nuclear testing and then-French President Jacques Chirac. Greenpeace, the environmental group that has staged creative and controversial protests around the testing site at Mururoa Atoll, took the Free Your Mind award for its campaign against the underground nuclear blasts. "Stop abusing the earth," urged Madonna in a videotaped segment before the designer agnès b. picked up the award for Greenpeace.
Winners are in bold text.
- The Cranberries — "Zombie"
- Michael Jackson — "You Are Not Alone"
- The Offspring — "Self Esteem"
- Seal — "Kiss from a Rose"
- TLC — "Waterfalls"
- Michel Gondry (Massive Attack — "Protection")
- Spike Jonze (Weezer — "Buddy Holly")
- Jean-Baptiste Mondino (Madonna — "Human Nature")
- Mark Romanek (Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson — "Scream")
- W.I.Z. (Therapy? — "Loose")
Best New ActEdit
Best Live ActEdit
Free Your MindEdit
- Carla Bruni and Robbie Williams — presented Best Rock
- Eva Herzigova and Jarvis Cocker — presented Best Male
- Patsy Kensit and Michael Hutchence — presented Breakthrough Artist
- Jean-Paul Gaultier and Karen Mulder — Best Director
- Jean-Claude Van Damme — presented Best Female
- Zucchero and Nina Hagen — presented Best Group
- agnès b. — accepted Free Your Mind on behalf of Greenpeace
- Kylie Minogue and Ray Cokes— presented Best Live Act
- Jovanotti and George Michael — presented Best Dance
- The Edge and Björk — presented Best Song
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- "Nuclear testing in the Pacific - nuclear-free New Zealand | NZHistory, New Zealand history online". Nzhistory.net.nz. Retrieved 2012-07-25.