2008 Brit Awards

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
28th Brit Awards
File:BRIT 2008.jpg
Date 20 February 2008
Venue Earls Court
Country Lua error in Module:Wikidata at line 446: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Presented by Lua error in Module:Wikidata at line 446: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Host The Osbournes
Radio 1: Scott Mills and Edith Bowman
Most awards Arctic Monkeys, Take That and Foo Fighters
Official website <strong%20class= "error"><span%20class="scribunto-error"%20id="mw-scribunto-error-2">Lua%20error%20in%20Module:Wikidata%20at%20line%20446:%20attempt%20to%20index%20field%20'wikibase'%20(a%20nil%20value). http://<strong%20class="error"><span%20class="scribunto-error"%20id="mw-scribunto-error-2">Lua%20error%20in%20Module:Wikidata%20at%20line%20446:%20attempt%20to%20index%20field%20'wikibase'%20(a%20nil%20value).
Television/Radio coverage
Network ITV and BBC

The 2008 Brit Awards was the 28th edition of the biggest annual music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 20 February 2008 at the Earls Court in London. The ceremony attracted 6.1 million viewers, 800,000 more than the previous live broadcast. Leona Lewis was nominated for four awards but astonishingly and controversially came away empty-handed.

Live performers

Artist Featuring Song
Mika Beth Ditto "Love Today"
"Standing in the Way of Control"
"Grace Kelly"
Rihanna Klaxons "Umbrella"
Kylie Minogue "Wow"
Kaiser Chiefs "Ruby"
Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love"
Mark Ronson Adele
Daniel Merriweather
Amy Winehouse
"God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
"Stop Me"
Amy Winehouse "Love Is a Losing Game"
Sir Paul McCartney "Dance Tonight"
"Live and Let Die"
"Hey Jude"
"Lady Madonna"
"Get Back"

The awards

MasterCard British Album (presented by Vic Reeves) British Single (presented by Alan Carr)
British Male (presented by Beth Ditto) British Female (presented by James Nesbitt)
British Group (presented by Ian McKellen) British Breakthrough Act (presented by Jonathan Rhys Myers)
British Live Act (presented by Chris Moyles)
International Male (presented by Kelly Rowland) International Female (presented by David Tennant)
International Group (presented by Denise Van Outen and Andrew Lloyd Webber) International Album (presented by Michelle Ryan)

Critics Choice

Outstanding Contribution to Music

Memorable moments

Vic Reeves and Sharon Osbourne (2008)

After Vic Reeves appeared to forget which award he was presenting, Sharon Osbourne attempted to wrestle the microphone from him, insisted he was drunk and called him a "pissed bastard". She proceeded to make the full announcement herself. The next day it was reported that Reeves was not intoxicated and was hurt by Osbourne's behaviour.[1][2] The incident has since been ascribed to an autocue malfunction, but Reeves said in his defence that he was trying to read the autocue screen, but he couldn't read it because Osbourne was pushing him out of the way.

Arctic Monkeys (2008)

When the Arctic Monkeys took to the stage to collect their award for 'Best British Album', the band were dressed up in traditional English country and hunting outfits, and even took a plastic duck to the stage with them. During the acceptance speech, they made a rude tirade about the Brits school, which forced the television producers to pull it from the television broadcast.[3]


  1. "Reeves upset by Osbourne Brits rant". Digital Spy. 21 February 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Sharon's Outburst at Vic Reeves
  3. Natalie Evans (22 February 2012). "The top 10 controversial Brits moments: Wardrobe malfunctions, stage invasions and a bucket of iced water – Mirror Online". Daily Mirror.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links