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Tonight the British music industry packaged their self-image for all to YouTube. The nominations were very Duffy with a side of Coldplay, and Duffy wound up being the main dish, but poor Chris Martin & Band couldn’t follow their three-statue Grammy night with even a single award from their four nominations. Instead it’s [SPOILER] Kings Of Leon that’s the rock band the BRITs love. Biggest props went to Duffy, KoL, Pet Shop Boys, and Not Katy Perry Hello Kitty dress (although she has a cat named Kitty Purry and that’s funny). David Hasselhoff was there, Brandon Flowers came out on “It’s A Sin” during the Pet Shop Boys medley, obvs to both. The award show ended tonight around 11:30PM in the future in the UK, so clips and photos are now starting to spill their way through the internet. We’ve got ’em alongside a full winner’s list and a guylinered Bono doing “Get On Your Boots” for hopefully the last time on television. Enjoy!

Best British Female
(Also nominated: Adele, Beth Rowley, Estelle, M.I.A.)

Best international female winner
Katy Perry
(Also nominated Beyonce, Gabriella Cilmi, Pink, Santigold)

Best British breakthrough act (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 1

(Also nominated: Adele, Last Shadow Puppets, Scouting for Girls, The Ting Tings)

Best international group
Kings of Leon
(Also nominated: AC/DC, Fleet Foxes, Killers, MGMT.)

Best British male winner
Paul Weller
(Also nominated: Ian Brown, James Morrison, The Streets, Will Young.)

Best international album
Kings of Leon – Only by the Night
(Also nominated: AC/DC – Black Ice; Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes; The Killers – Day & Age; MGMT – Oracular Spectacular)

Best British live act (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 2 listeners)
Iron Maiden
(Also nominated: Coldplay, Elbow, Scouting for Girls, The Verve)

Best British group winner
(Also nominated: Coldplay, Girls Aloud, Radiohead, Take That)

Critics’ Choice
Florence and the Machine.

Best international male
Kanye West
(Also nominated: Beck, Neil Diamond, Jay-Z, Seasick Steve)

Best British single (Decided by live public phone-in)
Girls Aloud, “The Promise”
(Also nominated: Coldplay, “Viva La Vida”; Duffy – “Mercy”; Leona Lewis – “Better in Time”; Scouting for Girls – “Heartbeat”)

Mastercard Best British Album
Duffy – Rockferry
(Also nominated: Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends; Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid; Radiohead – In
; The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing)

Producer of the year
Bernard Butler
(Also nominated: Brian Eno, Steve Mac)

Outstanding Contribution to Music
Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys Medley (Feat. Brandon Flowers & Lady GaGa)

U2 – “Get On Your Boots”

Kings Of Leon – “Use Somebody”

Estelle & The Ting Tings Mash “Shut Up And Let Me Go” & “American Boy” And Then Do “That’s Not My Name”

Kylie Minogue, Mathew Horne and James Corden On “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” Sort Of

Iron Maiden Accept For Best Live Act

Comments (41)
  1. :(  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0


  2. hahahahahahaha  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    One day, no awards show will be like this and on that day I will be happy.

  3. tr3ble99  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    the ting tings song was “that’s not my name”

    yeah, i like the ting tings, so what

  4. please katy perry,GO AWAY!!….but your boobies can stay.

  5. duffy looks like a duck. fuckin ducktales

  6. yomomma  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    I had no idea Bono was the singer in The Prodigy.

    huh. I learn something new everyday.

  7. Despite the fact that awards shows seem to tell me otherwise, I maintain that Fleet Foxes are the best.

  8. Can someone get a confirmation on whether or not the Mastercard logo is on the Mastercard Best British Album award?

  9. liz  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    I do not understand why kings of leon are so popular with the brits.

  10. Bender Bending Rodriguez  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    James Corden is the current Funniest Fat Guy Alive.

  11. Those were some lively performances right there. Everyone seemed to try their best. And would you look at that, the audience actually reacts… even the people at the tables. The UK kicks our ass when it comes to music appreciation.

  12. Chris N  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    Am I the only one surprised every time Kings of Leon gets an award for “Only By The Night?” Great band, terrible album!

    • it’s a horrible album.

      • Kozy  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2009 0

        It’s a horrible album because you don’t think it’s cool to like it cause they aren’t “indie” enough for you. I love all their albums and don’t apologize for it. You’re one of those people who goes out of your way at record stores to seem musically superior to others. You don’t buy certain records for fear it might diminish your “cred” and if there is an obscure song you know playing you make sure you sing it loud enough so others can hear you. You also feel the need to pontificate about obscure indie loud enough so others can hear you. You’re not one of those people that thinks Fleet Foxes is too “mainstream” do you? I’m sure Animal Collective will be your number one album this year regardless of how much you actually listened to it. Sorry about my rambling diatribe.

        • 1. you need to relax.
          2. no, i don’t feel comfortable calling any album BEST OF THE YEAR during the 2nd week of january.
          3. calm down.
          4. i don’t worry too much about cred but apparently you do.
          5. i liked KoL’s first three albums.
          6. relax.

        • Chris N  |   Posted on Feb 21st, 2009 0

          Wow, such extensive psychoanalysis from one comment. I’m sure you’ve got Grace and me pegged, though, because I know at least I’m totally worried about my ‘cred.’ That’s why I secretly have three copies of “Only By The Night” in a little shrine in my room under lock and key so nobody finds out that I like music that isn’t indie. Heaven forbid they find out about those old Matchbox 20 albums, I would be ruined! It was just a phase, I swear!

          I’m glad you don’t apologize for liking music, but you probably should apologize for being an ass and whining about people who don’t enjoy the same music that you do. Now, go listen to some Animal Collective.

  13. Matt  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    Not even Lady Gaga or Brandon Flowers could ruin the Pet Shop Boys performance.

    • Name  |   Posted on Feb 20th, 2009 0

      Honestly, I think Brandon Flowers sounded good. Maybe he was totally unnecessary in the performance, but he does have a nice voice.

      Lady GaGa on the other hand. Ugh in so many ways.

  14. So, when is Katy Perry going to release the sextape?

  15. coldplay look like gay crayons.

    • satya  |   Posted on Feb 21st, 2009 0

      i guess just calling them crayons isn’t much of an insult….you have to add “gay” to really make it really sting. thank god for homophobia! without it our jokes would be so dull……

  16. kurt  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2009 0

    i think Bono is doing his best John McCain impression in photo #4.
    you all remember this…

    also, i just decided that Kings of Leon might have had a round robin of rock, paper, scissors to decide which of them could keep their hair. remember back in the day when they were getting shoveled in with Jet and The Darkness for throwback rock style. good call on stylistically jumping that ship. And congrats to Drummer Followill.

  17. wow brit aawards are as unrepresentative of good music as the grammys are.. good to know. also has anyone else noticed Duffy has NO stage presence and her voice is annoying?

  18. Looks like Brandon Flowers has taken the title of “Gayest Jacket Ever” away from the Coldplays. And by gayest, I don’t mean dopest.

  19. It’s cool to see that the guy from Twilight is playing guitar in KOL. Also, they have the worst singer in the history of music. Worse than Eddie Vedder, even.

  20. bono appears to be the devil.

  21. James  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2009 0

    Fleet Foxes lose to Kings of Leon?? The Brits just don’t get it.

  22. It was a really cool night. Watched it live.

  23. Katy Perry won an award, well that makes this award show null and void

  24. Tonya Reee  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2009 0

    Are Kings of Leon making us cool again?

  25. I actually love animal collective, fleet foxes, bon iver, anthony and the J, andrew bird…. But also Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, coldplay and the Ting Tings… That’s right. Shoot me.

  26. Boy, I thought the scenography during U2′s Grammy performance that highlights the awful lyrics was that show producer’s fault, but it’s clear now that U2 can’t tell the difference anymore. What’s up dude?! You’ve had some good songs in the past!

  27. iwbscsm  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2009 0

    What were the cashiers at Long John Silver’s doing at the Brit Award?

  28. Maiden forevz!

  29. Name  |   Posted on Feb 20th, 2009 0

    Everyone is commenting on all the hideous jackets as if they didn’t see what Lady GaGa and Katy Perry were wearing.

    And the eyeliner is a nice touch, Bono. It definitely doesn’t make you look like an old man.

  30. glass  |   Posted on Feb 21st, 2009 0

    Is Lady GaGa a robot?

  31. mike jonez  |   Posted on Feb 24th, 2009 0

    coldplay coldplay coldplay sucks

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