Monday, October 22, 2012

Q Awards 2012: the winners

Blur, Emeli Sandé, Muse, Plan B and Brandon Flowers were among the winners at this year's Q Awards, which took place this afternoon (22 October) at London's Grosvenor Hotel.
But despite not winning an award, it was Kylie Minogue who stole the show in a daring gingham dress.
Kylie Minogue and Al Murray (© Rex, Getty)
Al Murray hosted the show but Kylie Minogue stole it
The prestigious annual bash was hosted by Al Murray in his Pub Landlord guise and featured guest presenters including Radio One's Nick Grimshaw, Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Danny Boyle and shock rock legend Alice Cooper.
Blur bagged Best Live Act for their blistering shows this summer, and were apparently still having a great time in each other's company. Emeli Sandé picked up the Best Solo Artist gong ahead of Noel Gallagher and Adele, while Muse took home Best Act In The World Today, fighting off competition from The Stone Roses, Lady Gaga and Coldplay.
Keane, recent subjects of an MSN Music Something Session, took home the award for Best Video.
Plan B, celebrating his birthday on the day of the awards, won Best Track for his controversial single ill Manors, the reformed Pulp got the Q Inspiration Award, Smiths legend Johnny Marr was honoured as Q HERO and Olympic Opening Ceremony sonic architects Underworld were awarded Q Innovation in Sound.

Commenting on this year’s awards, Q’s Editor Andrew Harrison said: "It’s been the most incredible year for British music. 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 the Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our best-loved musicians. Q is proud to raise a glass to salute the artists that make Britain the world capital of rock and roll."
Sugababes (© Getty)

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