The first MTV Europe Music Awards were held on November 24, 1994 at Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, five years after the removal of the Berlin Wall. Hosted by Tom Jones, the show featured performances by Aerosmith, Björk, Roxette, Take That and George Michael. Presenters included East 17, Jean Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Pamela Anderson and model Helena Christensen, who kissed INXS's Michael Hutchence live on stage.
Winners are in bold text.
Best Dance Act
Best Rock Act
- Mark Pellington — Whale "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe"
- Spike Jonze — Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
- Julien Temple — Enigma "Return To Innocence"
- Stephane Sednaoui — MC Solaar "Nouveau Western"
- Wim Wenders & Mark Neale — U2 "Stay (Faraway, So Close)"
Best Cover Version
Best Breakthrough Act
Free Your Mind
- Helena Christensen and Michael Hutchence – presented Best Song
- Tracey Ullman – presented Best Male
- Jean Paul Gaultier and Naomi Campbell – presented Best Dance Act
- Alexi Lalas & Dave Mustaine - presented Best Female
- Pamela Anderson & East 17 – presented Best Rock
- Herbert Grönemeyer & Marusha - presented Best Cover Version
- Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry - presented Best Breakthrough Act
- Bono - accepted Free Your Mind on behalf of Amnesty International
- Steven Tyler & Joe Perry - presented Best Director
- Bryan Adams - presented Best Group
- Emma S