The New Zealand movie director, 47, co-hosted the awards alongside Ora, 31 in what was the second EMAs ceremony since the pandemic to be hosted live in person.
Waititi’s glamorous look was made up of a grey floor-length skirt with a white shirt and grey waistcoat and one of multiple costume changes for the star.
Ora herself also opted for several outfit alterations over the course of the evening, switching from a gold dress to an Ellie Saab jumpsuit.
During the show, the Thor: Love and Thunder director joked that he was growing a little tired: ‘I’m down to my sixth costume change, I need a break.’
The awards show marked the first public appearance by the couple since their reported wedding in August of this year.
The EMAs ceremony was broadcast live from Dusseldorf in Germany.
Taylor Swift swept up four awards at the event, including gongs for best artist and best music video (for All Too Well: The Short Film).
Harry Styles was victorious in the live category, while Nicki Minaj won best hip hop artist and Gorillaz snapped up the best alternative prize.
Waititi and Ora, who hosted the EMAs in 2017, have officially been a pair since 2021. However, the two met each other for the first time in 2018.
During an interview with Johnathan Ross last week, Ora referred to Waititi as her ‘partner’ and didn’t directly address the marriage rumours.
Famous men who've worn dresses and skirts – and rocked them
‘So you know, in five years when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him,” Jaden said of his style choice. ‘It was lit because we all knew that we were going to impact the culture and change the game and make a difference.’
Jared once tweeted: ‘Real Men Wear Skirts’. He’s not wrong.
‘Men will be wearing skirts by summer 2023,’ he said at the time.
Cobain famously rocked a floral dress during his tour in 1990.
He reportedly said in 1992: ‘ I like to wear dresses because they’re comfortable. There’s nothing more comfortable than that cozy flower pattern.’
Kid Cudi then rocked a floral dress on Saturday Night Live last year in tribute to Cobain.
‘The image of seeing Kurt Cobain in a dress was very rock ‘n’ roll to me,’ he said. ‘That was cool.’
She said: ‘It’s just nice to be able to do something fun with someone that is like, my favourite person. We’re just the same person.
‘It’s just nice to find someone that you can sort of have fun with and work with and respect and we respect each other’s work.’
She continued: ‘It’s nice to have space, but also be together at the same time.’
It was announced in October that the pair would be co-hosting this year’s EMAs, boosting their status as a power couple after their apparent wedding.
FULL LIST OF MTV EMA 2022 WINNERS:
Best song – Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl
Best video – Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
Best artist – Taylor Swift
Best collaboration – David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue)
Best live – Harry Styles
Best pop – Taylor Swift
Best new – SEVENTEEN
Best K-pop – Lisa
Best Latin – Anitta
Best electronic – David Guetta
Best hip hop – Nicki Minaj
Best rock – Muse
Best alternative – Gorillaz
Best R&B – Chlӧe
Best longform – Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
Video for good – Sam Smith – Unholy (ft. Kim Petras)
Biggest fans – BTS
Best push – SEVENTEEN
Best Metaverse performance – BLACKPINK The Virtual PUBG Mobile
Best look ‘personal style’ – Rita Ora
Generation change – Lina Deshvar, Anna Kutova and Anfisa Yakovina
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