Hurricane Wilma forces MTV to cancel gala.

MTV Latin America has postponed its 2005 Video Music Awards Latin America due to fears of the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

The fourth edition of the awards were slated to take place Thursday (Oct. 20) at Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean. While Wilma was not expected to hit Playa del Carmen directly, organizers of the awards said in a statement that they felt its effect was "close enough to greatly impact our production."

Safety and security of talent, staff and audience was cited as a "top priority." No word yet on when the awards will take place or when the winners will be announced.