The Grosvenor House Hotel in London played host to the Q Awards this afternoon with U2, Adele, Coldplay and Queen among the big winners.
The Awards, organised by Q Magazine and staged since 1990, were given a play-by-play on the magazine's Twitter account throughout the afternoon while bloggers and fans retweeted and replied their opinions. Comedian Al Murray presented the show alongside various guest presenters.
Woman of the moment Adele scooped two awards, though couldn't be in attendance while newcomers Wu Lyf and Ed Sheeran nabbed an award each. X Factor head judge and Take That frontman Gary Barlow took home an award for classic songwriting while Coldplay bagged the award for Best Act In The World Today.
Coldplay collect their award this afternoon
Paul Rees, Editor of Q Magazine, presented U2 with the prestigious award for Best Act Of The Past 25 Years. During the acceptance speech, Bono declared "this is very humbling... if The Clash were up here we'd be carrying their gear".
Adele took home Best Female in a highly competitive category of women from all walks of music including Jessie J, Beyonce, Laura Marling, PJ Harvey. Meanwhile Tinie Tempah took home the Best Male and Biffy Clyro deservedly won Best Live Act.
Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor accept their Hall of Fame award
Award winners Gary Barlow and Ed Sheeran
Someone who has been heating up the blogosphere for the past few months has been American-born but London-based singer Lana Del Rey. Having only released single to date, last week, the much-hyped singer took home the Q Award for the Next Big Thing.
Talk of the blogosphere, Lana Del Rey, collects her Q Award
The full list of winners this afternoon are as follows:
Breakthrough Artist - Ed Sheeran
Best New Act - WU LYF
Q Classic Songwriter - Gary Barlow
Best Track - Adele, Rolling In The Deep
Q Innovation In Sound - Kaiser Chiefs
Q Inspiration - Fatboy Slim
Q Next Big Thing - Lana Del Rey
Best Video - Jessie J, Do It Like A Dude
Best Album - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Best Live Act - Biffy Clyro
Q Classic Song - Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars
Q Icon - Noel Gallagher
Q Best Male - Tinie Tempah
Q Best Female - Adele
Q Outstanding Contribution - Siouxsie Sioux
Best Act In The World Today - Coldplay
Hall Of Fame - Queen
Greatest Act Of The Past 25 years - U2