Last night saw the 2010 annual Q awards at London’s Grosvenor Hotel. An iconic title, you would expect the cream of music royalty indulging in debauchery and rock’n’roll antics. But this year was a bit different. The winners list is not dissimilar to a NOW album tracklist I got one Christmas circa ’96; Suede and Madness joined Take That and Wings in receiving accolades. This meant that the majority of guests were all a bit grown up for all that nonsense. Good effort, we say. In fact, let’s hope that next years awards recognize the somewhat overlooked talents of other retro/vintage/outdated stars. 5ive for Best Live Act? Why not. Craig David for Q Idol? Babylon Zoo for Innovation In Sound? Bring it on.
Spotted…Everyone’s favourite dirty stop out Charlotte Church turning up to a radio interview today in last night’s award outfit.
Full list of winners:
Best Track – Florence And The Machine, ‘You Got The Love’?
Breakthrough Artist – Plan B?
Best New Act – Mumford & Sons?
Best Video – Chase And Status feat Plan B ?
Best Live Act – Green Day ?
Hall Of Fame – Take That?
Classic Songwriter – Neil Finn?
Next Big Thing – Clare Maguire?
Q Idol – Madness?
Q Hero – The Chemical Brothers?
Q Inspiration – Suede?
Best Male – Palo Nutini?
Best Female – Florence & The Machine?
Innovation In Sound – Mark Ronson?
Best Album – The National, ‘High Violet’?
Best Act In The World Today – Kasabian?
Q Icon – Bryan Ferry
Classic Album – Wings, ‘Band On The Run’
By Hannah Beesley