Days were made and dreams were shattered as the Q Awards 2012 announced its winners in Central London.

A host of the music world's finest attended the event which was hosted by comedian, Al Murray, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.

Best New Act went to Django Django whilst the Spirit of Independence award went to The Cribs, which appeared to flummox Ex-Charaltans singer, Tim Burgess...


Tim Burgess
The Cribs just won something. Not sure what. An award though - not a raffle prize

On receiving their award, British psychedelic quartet, Django Django said: "The album was made with a £40 mic and broken drumkit, so this means a lot."


Δ (alt-J)
Congrats to on their Q award - couldn't have happened to nicer guys

Best video went to Keane for their single, 'Disconnected'. Lead singer tickled the hosts ego when accepting the award. He said: "You're just about the only magazine left with any integrity, so this means a lot."


Keane
hey & - we won a Q award! Massive thanks to everyone who voted, the most dedicated fans in the world! R

Not only was Kevin Rowland wearing a superb hat but his band, Dexy's Midnight Runners, won the 2012 'Q Icon' award, presented by Geno Washington.

dexy

Professer Green presented Emeli Sande with 'Best Solo Artist' beating Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Noel Gallagher, Emeli Sandé & Florence Welch.

The biggy, 'Best Band in the World Today' went to Muse, made even better by getting a little kiss off Kylie.

Frontman Matt Bellamy, famed for his prog rock sound and lyrics, had an unusually succinct acceptance speech: "The key to winning this has been staying together.

"We're solid as a rock. Thank you."

Not everyone agreed with the win...


Claire Butler
Reading all the Q Awards tweets. More than a bit underwhelmed by the nominees/winners. There's nothing better than Muse out there? Really?

The biggest cheer of the day went to Danny Boyle who was there to present the 'Q Innovation In Sound' award which went to fellow Olympic co-conspirators, Underworld.

"The idea of the opening ceremony wasn't to be political or anything, I just thought if we got enough people together it might not be shite," they said.

underworld

The 'Q Classic Song' award went to soul-songstress and musical goddess Dionne Warwick for the brilliant 'Walk On By'.

The 'Q Classic Album award went to Manic Street Preachers for their 1992 album, 'Generation Terrorists'. Accepting the gong, bassist Nicky Wire, said: "It's good to be embarrassed by your first album."

manic street preachers

Ben Drew, aka Plan B, received a birthday treat when his song, 'Ill Manors', won the 'Best Track' award, beating Florence + The Machine, Fun, Gotye, and Rizzle Kicks.

Of course, all of these household names mentioned so far looked tiny and insignificant when the three original members of the Sugababes mounted the stage.

Mutya, Keisha, Siobhan, now named MKS (get it?), presented the 'Q Idol' award. No-one is quite sure of the exact criteria to win this but we're sure it must be a very rigorous process.

Brandon Flowers took the 'Idol' crown. Host Al Murray said he thought he was a merman.

Veteran soul-singer, Boby Womack, got the second standing ovation of the evening when he won 'Q Best Album' for 'The Bravest Man In The Universe'. He said: "Thank you, I'm going to get my award and ease up on off here."


Westminster News
Bobby Womack deservedly picks up best album award for Bravest man in the Universe

Blur, The Cribs, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen & Stone Roses were all up for 'Best Live Act', with Britpop pioneers Blur taking the crown.

Not content with honouring one stand-out individual with the 'Q Idol' award, Q have taken it upon themselves to hand out a 'Q Hero' AND a 'Q Inspiration' dong, as well as the 'Q Icon award that went to Dexy's Midnight Runners.

Johnny Marr was the hero and Pulp were the inspiration. Accepting their award, Pulp frontman, Jarvis Cocker said: "It's always nice when people say you're all right. It's very good Sheila is here, because the music John Peel played inspired us.

"Anyone can be in a band, you don't have to go to an academy, that's what makes it magical."

Marr was slightly more dismissive, saying: "If this is a reward for 25 years of stupid reunion questions, I'll take it. Thanks very much Q."

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs of Stooshe attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Matt Berry at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Geno Washington at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Karl Hyde and Rick Smith from Underworld with the innovation in sound award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dominic Howard, Dominic Howard and Matthew Bellamy with the The Best Act In The World Today award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Emeli Sande with the Best Solo Artist award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dominic Howard, Dominic Howard and Matthew Bellamy with the The Best Act In The World Today award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Emeli Sande with the Best Solo Artist award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dexys Midnight Runners with the Icon award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dionne Warwick with the Classic Song award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Graham Coxon, Damon Albarn, Dave Rowntree and Alex James of Blur attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Kylie Minogue at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kylie Minogue attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kylie Minogue attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kylie Minogue attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Emeli Sande at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Lianne La Havas at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Kylie Minogue at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard from Muse at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Stooshe,(left to right) Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alex Buggs at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    The Maccabees at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard of Muse attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Emeli Sande attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Professor Green attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Emeli Sande attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Kevin Rowland (centre) from Dexys Midnight Runners at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dexys Midnight Runners at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Tom Chaplin and Tim Rice-Oxley from Keane at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    The Cribs at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Tim Burgess at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Bobby Womack attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alice Cooper attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alice Cooper and guest attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Karl Hyde and Rick Smith of Underworld attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Dionne Warwick at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dionne Warwick at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Bobby Womack at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Alt-J at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London