At the Q Awards in London, there was the usual rock n roll confusion. Kasabian weren’t sure what Award they’d just won. Lily Allen just about managed to hold it together and keep hold of her pint. But Amy Winehouse arrived on stage to introduce The Specials AFTER they’d already accepted their Award and were half way through giving their acceptance speech. Spandau Ballet, meantime, eemed quite bowled over by the whole thing…. all standard stuff for a music awards ceremony. At this time least no-one lost it completely, and no-one decided to protest about an award halfway through the winner’s acceptance speech.
White Lies won Best New Act Kasabian won Best Album Lily Allen won Best Track Lady Gaga won Best Video The Specials won the Inspiration Award Spandau Ballet won the Idol Award The Arctic Monkeys won Best Live Act Mr Hudson won Breakthrough Artist U2 won Classic Album Sonic Youth won Innovation In Sound Marianne Faithfull won the Icon Award Frankie Goes To Hollywood won Classic Song Edwyn Collins won Legend Yusuf won Classic Songwriter Robert Plant won Outstanding Contribution To Music… and last but not least… Muse won Best Act in the World Today. For more information about the Q Awards see: