Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Or perhaps write to ITV and suggest they might want to show the awards when they still have any interest at all left in them. But - and do try to look surprised when they "announce" them tomorrow - the winners are:

Best British Group - Kaiser Chiefs
Best Live Act - Kaiser Chiefs
Best Rock - Kaiser Chiefs
Best Pop - James Blunt (bollocks)
Best British male - James Blunt
British Breakthrough - Arctic Monkeys
Best British Female - KT Tunstall
Best international female - Madonna
Best single - Speed of Sound - coldplay
best international group - green day
best international album - green day/american idiot
best international male - kanye west

Still, let's not pretend that all the award winners being known in advance will make tomorrow night's telecast an empty amd pointless charade. There's still the big question of what colour shoes Neil Tennant will be wearing.

(for completeness, as it's now later, here are the full runners and riders:

British male solo artist: James Blunt Also nominated: Anthony and the Johnsons, Ian Brown, Robbie Williams, Will Young.

British female solo artist: KT Tunstall
Also nominated: Charlotte Church, Kate Bush, Katie Melua, KT Tunstall, Natasha Bedingfield.

British album: Coldplay - X&Y
Also nominated:Gorillaz - Demon Days, James Blunt - Back To Bedlam, Kaiser Chiefs - Employment, Kate Bush - Aerial.

British single: Coldplay - Speed of Sound
Also nominated:James Blunt - You're Beautiful, Shayne Ward - That's My Goal, Sugababes - Push The Button, Tony Christie - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo.
(Winner chosen by UK commercial radio listeners)

British group: Kaiser Chiefs
Also nominated: Coldplay, Hard-Fi, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz

British rock act: Kaiser Chiefs
Also nominated: Franz Ferdinand, Hard-Fi, Kasabian, Oasis.
(Winner chosen by Kerrang! TV viewers)

Pop act: James Blunt
Also nominated: Katie Melua, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Westlife.
(Winner chosen by viewers of ITV1's CD:UK, readers of The Sun, and customers of O2 and Motorola)

British urban act: Lemar
Also nominated: Craig David, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Lemar, Ms Dynamite.
(Winner chosen by MTV Base viewers)

British live act: Kaiser Chiefs
Also nominated: Oasis, KT Tunstall, Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand
(Winner chosen by BBC Radio 2 listeners)

British breakthrough act: Arctic Monkeys
Also nominated: James Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs, KT Tunstall, Magic Numbers.
(Winner chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners)

International breakthrough act: Jack Johnson
Also nominated: Arcade Fire, Daniel Powter, John Legend, Pussycat Dolls.

International male solo artist: Kanye West
Also nominated: Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Johnson, John Legend.

International female solo artist: Madonna
Also nominated: Bjork, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott.

International group: Green Day
Also nominated: Arcade Fire, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, U2, White Stripes.

International album: Green Day - American Idiot
Also nominated: Arcade Fire - Funeral, Kanye - Late Registration, Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor, U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

Oustanding contribution to music: Paul Weller )


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