Shinoda also praised his fellow nominees, Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots, for their support following Bennington's death. "I got a chance to talk to those guys, who said really wonderful things about Chester," he said. "They were similar to the things that our fans said all around the world about him, and we want to dedicate this award to him, to his memory, to his talent, to his sense of humor, to his joy."
He concluded, "Remember, you guys -- all of you, tonight -- whether you’re a fan or an artist, I want you guys to take a moment to appreciate what you’ve got and make Chester proud. Thank you guys so much."