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Q Awards winners
Coldplay, Keane, Grace Jones and Kaisers crowned at London ceremony06 October 2008 - Coldplay have scooped two of four awards, Best Album and Best Act Around, at the Q Awards today (6 October).
Chris Martin and co missed out on their other two nominations for Best Track and Best Video for their song Violet Hill, but did well to triumph over rivalry from the likes of Vampire Weekend, The Last Shadow Puppets, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Fleet Foxes, in the Best Album category.
The Last Shadow Puppets, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs and Vampire Weekend were also successful at the ceremony, which took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
Both nominees and winners are voted for by the magazine's readers.
Keane's Spiralling topped the nominations for Best Track, following the growing critical acclaim of their third album Perfect Symmetry.
The preppy New York quintet Vampire Weekend staved off competition from pop duo The Ting Tings to receive the award for Best Video for their hit A Punk.
And Leeds' rockers, the Kaiser Chiefs, were crowned Kings of the live stage and awarded Q's Best Live Act.
The Q readers dished out the Innovation Award to Massive Attack, the Icon Award to Adam Ant and granted Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, the award for Outstanding Contribution to music.
The 56 year-old Grace Jones - who hasn't released a studio album since 1989's Bulletproof Heart - won the Idol Award, proving she's still in the public consciousness.
At the awards
6 Music's Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt were down on the red carpet and caught up with the Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who spoke about their forthcoming plans to release more material.
An eight song EP titled Prospects March will contain six brand new tracks, originally written for the album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, and it should be in shops before the end of the year: "We’re about to release something a bit odd, which is like an EP, but also attached to another album. There’s lots of songs that we like."
"They are songs that we just didn’t have finished in time, they’re like unfinished homework that we’re handing in late."
Full winners list:
Best Breakthrough Act, Duffy
Best New Act, Last Shadow Puppets
Best Track, Keane for Spiralling
Best Video, Vampire Weekend for A Punk
Best Live Act, Kaiser Chiefs
Best Album, Coldplay for Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
Best Act Today, Coldplay
Classic, John Mellencamp
Classic Song, Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell
Inspiration, Cocteau Twins
Legend, Glen Campbell
Innovation, Massive Attack
Icon, Adam Ant
Idol, Grace Jones
Outstanding Contribution, David Gilmour