Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Q Awards 2005

One of the UK music industry's most high profile awards events, the annual Q Awards, took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday night. Organised by Q magazine, the awards feature a combination of editor selections and reader voted categories. Among the career honours, the Q Special Award went to John Lennon and the Q Inspiration Award to Bjork. The Q Legend Award went to Joy Division while the Q Innovation in Sound Awards, sponsored by Sony Walkman, went to The Prodigy. The Q Outstanding Contribution to Music Award was presented to Paul Weller. In the reader voted categories, which were voted for by the readers of Q magazine and users of the website q4music.com, the winners of the Best Act in the World Today (sponsored by aloud.com) were Coldplay. Best Video Award, sponsored by LucasArts, went to Gorillaz for Feel Good Inc, while the Q Classic Songwriter Award was presented to Nick Cave. Legendary heavy rock guitarist Jimmy Page picked up the Q Icon Award and the Q Birthday Honour went to Gladstonbury owner / organiser Michael Eavis. Manchester rock group Oasis picked up two awards, for Best Album (sponsored by play.com) and also the Q People's Choice award. Best Live Act sponsored by Marshall Amplifiers, went to U2 and Best Track, sponsored by Napster, to KT Tunstall for 'Black Horse And The Cherry Tree'.

Links: Archive of Arts Awards posts
Famous Music Awards
Q Magazine