British stars celebrate MTV award successes

British stars are celebrating after picking up six gongs at the 2001 MTV Awards.

British stars are celebrating after picking up six gongs at the 2001 MTV Awards.

Robbie Williams, Craig David, Gorillaz and Dido all carried off awards at the ceremony held in Frankfurt, Germany.

It was a marked contrast to last year's event which was dominated by American winners.

Williams collected an award for the second year running. In 2000 Rock DJ was named best song. This year he was named best male.

David was compensated for going away empty handed from this year's Brit Awards when he received the prize for best R&B act and best UK & Ireland act.

Animated band Gorillaz, fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn, also collected two awards. Clint Eastwood won best song and the band was named best dance act.

Dido rounded off a year of success by being named best new act.

Virtually unknown a year ago her collaboration with US star Eminem catapulted her to stardom.

Nu metal band Limp Bizkit took three awards: best group, best album and best website.

Dido collaborator Eminem was named best hit hop. Blink 182 took best rock act and the best video award went to Australian newcomers Avalanches for their track Since I Left You.

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