BRIT Awards 2008: The full list of winners and nominees

Look back at 2008's biggest night for UK music.

Three bands won big at the 2008 BRIT Awards; comeback kings Take That, Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters.

Foos fended off some fierce competition in the International Group and International Album categories, including Kings of Leon, while Take That won British Single for Shine and Arctic Monkeys took home the coveted Album of the Year.

Despite being nominated for four prizes, Leona Lewis went home empty-handed, Kylie Minogue triumphed over Rihanna to win International Female, and a little-known artist called Adele picked up that year's (first ever) Critics' Choice prize.

It's not the BRIT Awards without some unexpected collaborations on the night; and this year, Mika and Beth Ditto shared the stage for a performance of Standing In The Way of Control, while Rihanna teamed up with Klaxons for a rock-out rendition of her hit Umbrella. 

Amy Winehouse also took to the stage for the second year in a row. Her renditions of Love Is A Losing Game, and Valerie with Mark Ronson marked her final BRITs performances before her death in 2011.

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The full list of winners and nominees for the 2008 BRIT Awards:

British Breakthrough Act Bat For Lashes  
British Breakthrough Act Kate Nash  
British Breakthrough Act Klaxons  
British Breakthrough Act Leona Lewis  
British Breakthrough Act Mika (WINNER)  
British Female Solo Artist Bat For Lashes  
British Female Solo Artist Kate Nash (WINNER)  
British Female Solo Artist KT Tunstall  
British Female Solo Artist Leona Lewis  
British Female Solo Artist PJ Harvey  
British Group Arctic Monkeys (WINNER)  
British Group Editors  
British Group Girls Aloud  
British Group Kaiser Chiefs  
British Group Take That  
British Live Act Arctic Monkeys  
British Live Act Kaiser Chiefs  
British Live Act Klaxons  
British Live Act Muse  
British Live Act Take That (WINNER)  
British Male Solo Artist Jamie T  
British Male Solo Artist Mark Ronson (WINNER)  
British Male Solo Artist Mika  
British Male Solo Artist Newton Faulkner  
British Male Solo Artist Richard Hawley  
British Single Hoosiers Worried About Ray
British Single James Blunt 1973
British Single Kaiser Chiefs Ruby
British Single Kate Nash Foundations
British Single Leona Lewis Bleeding Love
British Single Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse Valerie
British Single Mika Grace Kelly
British Single Mutya Buena Real Girl
British Single Sugababes About You Now
British Single Take That (WINNER) Shine
Critics' Choice Adele (WINNER)  
Critics' Choice Duffy  
Critics' Choice Foals  
International Album Arcade Fire Neon Bible
International Album Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden
International Album Foo Fighters (WINNER) Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
International Album Kings Of Leon Because Of The Times
International Album Kylie Minogue X
International Female Solo Artist Alicia Keys  
International Female Solo Artist Bjork  
International Female Solo Artist Feist  
International Female Solo Artist Kylie Minogue (WINNER)  
International Female Solo Artist Rihanna  
International Group Arcade Fire  
International Group Eagles  
International Group Foo Fighters (WINNER)  
International Group Kings Of Leon  
International Group White Stripes  
International Male Solo Artist Bruce Springsteen  
International Male Solo Artist Kanye West (WINNER)  
International Male Solo Artist Michael Buble  
International Male Solo Artist Rufus Wainwright  
International Male Solo Artist Timbaland  
MasterCard British Album of the Year Arctic Monkeys (WINNER) Favourite Worst Nightmare
MasterCard British Album of the Year Leona Lewis Spirit
MasterCard British Album of the Year Mark Ronson Version
MasterCard British Album of the Year Mika Life In Cartoon Motion
MasterCard British Album of the Year Take That Beautiful World
Outstanding Contribution to Music Sir Paul McCartney (WINNER)  

Article image: Rex/Shutterstock

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Andy Holloway


Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters still nominated for Int. Group 10 years later! Amazing longevity