By Dan Lane
Q magazine’s annual awards ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House hotel on London’s Park Lane this afternoon (Monday, October 22) and OfficialCharts.com were on hand to capture all the action.
Among the big winners were Blur who picked up the award for best live act. Emeli Sande’s fantastic year continued as she picked up the best solo artist award pipping Noel Gallagher and Adele to the prize, while Devonshire trio Muse were presented with the Best Act in the World Today by none other than Kylie Minogue!
Plan B celebrated his birthday in style receiving the award for best track for the eponymous theme song to his controversial film directorial debut, Ill Manors. Pulp won the Q Inspiration Award, The Smiths' guitar legend Johnny Marr was honoured as Q Hero and Olympic Opening Ceremony sonic architects Underworld were awarded Q Innovation In Sound Award.
Watch our interviews from the red carpet below:
“It’s been the most incredible year for British music,” Q editor Andrew Harrison. “Our bands and our anthems transformed the Olympics. A string of great albums announced fantastic new talent on the scene. And amazing comeback shows from Blur and Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our best-loved musicians.”
The full list of winners is below:
Q Best New Act: Django Django
Best Track: Plan B - III Manors
Best Album: Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
Best Live Act: Blur
Best Video: Keane – Disconnected
Best Solo Artist: Emeli Sande
Best Act In The World Today: Muse
Q Classic Song: Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
Q Spirit Of Independence: The Cribs
Q Innovation In Sound: Underworld
Q Innovation Award: Pulp
Q Icon Award: Dexys
Q Classic Album: Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists
Q Hero: Johnny Marr
Q Idol: The Killer’s Brandon Flowers