Stars turn out as Pop reigns at the MTV Australia Awards (+photos/video)

By Megan Gibb

Pop music stars Delta Goodrem and The Veronicas have taken out top honours at the MTV Australia Awards.

Goodrem took home the award for Music Video of the Year at the awards, held in Sydney last night, while The Veronicas were named best Australian artists.

Rapper Scribe flew the flag for the kiwis, winning the New Zealand Artist award.

A stream of international celebrities on the red-carpet threatened to overshadow the event itself, with Mischa Barton, Eve, rapper 50 Cent, singers Juliette Lewis, Leona Lewis and Brian McFadden among those who made it down under.

Tiny twins the Veronicas stepped up for presenting duties, announcing producing superstar Timbaland as International Artist of the Year.

Jess Origliasso, one half of the pop duo, appeared painfully thin, prompting speculation she is suffering from an eating disorder.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported the singer denied suggestions she was unhealthy, saying her size was normal for her small frame.

"It's genetic, it's just one of those things," she said. "I'm feeling very, very good. I'm feeling healthy and good and strong."

The O.C. actress Mischa Barton, looking every bit the young Hollywood starlet in a wet-look mini-dress and feathered coat, handed out Australia's first Movie Star Award to US actor Matt Damon.

Pink was announced the winner of the MTV Live Performer Award for her I'm Not Dead tour.

Australian sports stars also attended the event for the first time, with Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe presenting the newly introduced Sports Award to surfer Mick Fanning.

MTV Australia Award winners

Recognition Award recipients:
Sports Award: Mick Fanning
Movie Star: Matt Damon
International artist of the year: Timbaland

Viewer voted categories:

Music video of the year: Delta Goodrem
Australian artist music award: The Veronicas
New Zealand artist award: Scribe
Live performer award: Pink, I'm Not Dead Tour
Television Moment Award: Chaser's War On Everything, APEC 2007 stunt
Good karma award: Earth Hour
Bad karma award: Kevin Andrews
Remake award: William Weatheritt for Ja'mie's end of term shopping spree.

* Catch the MTV Australia Awards tonight at 7pm on MTV (Sky channel 60) and The Diary Of Dizzee Rascal on May 31 at 7:30pm.

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