The THERE THERE musicians won best act in the world, leaving CHRIS MARTIN's band empty handed, despite being nominated for four awards.
The Scientist group also stayed away from this evening's (02OCT03) ceremony, voted for by readers of British magazine Q.
Veteran bands noted included Dexy's Midnight Runners for the songwriting award, resurrected 1980's pop group Duran Duran who won the lifetime achievement award and Goth pioneers The Cure for the inspiration award.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best New Act - THE THRILLS
Best Video - ELECTRIC SIX, GAY BAR
Inspiration Award - THE CURE
Best Live Act - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
Songwriter Award - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
Best Producer - Nigel Godrich
Best Single - CHRISTINA AGUILERA, DIRRTY
Best Album - BLUR, THINK TANK
Best Act In The World - RADIOHEAD
Icon Award - JANE'S ADDICTION
Lifetime Achievement Award - DURAN DURAN
Innovation Award - MUSE.02/10/2003 21:29