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In pictures: Mercury Music Prize 2012
2 November 2012
Last updated at 12:09
See pictures of some of the nominees and winner at the 2012 Mercury Music Prize ceremony.
Alt-J pose after winning the 2012 Mercury Music Prize. They claimed the award - and a cheque for £20,000 - for debut album An Awesome Wave. The band thanked their parents "for not making us get jobs!"
Each of the 12 nominated acts performed live at the ceremony, including Lianne La Havas. She was nominated for her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?
Django Django went for a co-ordinated look at the ceremony, which was held at north London's Roundhouse venue.
Brighton-based guitar band The Maccabees were nominated for Given To The Wild, their third album.
Radio 1's Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw fronted the backstage coverage while BBC 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne hosted the main show.
Plan B was nominated for third album Ill Manors - the soundtrack to the film of the same name, which he also wrote and directed.
Jessie Ware got her Mercury nod for her album Devotion, which came out in August 2012. Jessie said she was happy just to be nominated. Judges described her album as: "An album of sensuous and emotive pop deeply imbued with the spirit of British club culture."
Ben Howard's Mercury nomination capped off a good year for the singer-songwriter from Devon. His album, Every Kingdom, includes the singles The Wolves and Only Love.
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