Of the five nominees, Dino D’Santiago is the only newcomer in this category of MTV’s European music awards. Bárbara Bandeira and Bispo were nominated in 2018, the year in which the winner was Diogo Piçarra, already nominated several times. Fernando Daniel was the winner of the “Best Portuguese Act” last year.
This year, it is Lady Gaga who leads the nominations for MTV EMA with nominations in seven categories, including Best Artist, Best Pop, Best Video, Best Song and Best Collaboration, the last three with the theme “Rain on Me”, a duet with Ariana Grande. BTS and Justin Bieber bring together five nominations each, in categories like Best Pop and Biggest Fans.