2008 Brit Awards
|28th Brit Awards|
|Date||20 February 2008|
|Hosted by||Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne|
|Most awards||Arctic Monkeys, Take That and Foo Fighters (2 each)|
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 came away empty-handed.
|Artist||Song||UK Singles Chart reaction||UK Albums Chart reaction|
"Standing in the Way of Control"
|Life in Cartoon Motion – 5 (+4)|
|"Umbrella"||44 (+3)||Good Girl Gone Bad – 10 (+1)|
Myths of the Near Future – 79 (re-entry)
|Kylie Minogue||"Wow"||5 (+13)||X – 24 (+14)|
|Kaiser Chiefs||"Ruby"||79 (re-entry)||Yours Truly, Angry Mob – 49 (+4)|
Employment – 93 (re-entry)
|Leona Lewis||"Bleeding Love"||33 (+4)||Spirit – 23 (+7)|
|"God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
|Version – 4 (+18)|
|Amy Winehouse||"Love Is a Losing Game"||N/A||Back to Black – 12 (+4)|
Frank – 27 (+5)
|Sir Paul McCartney||"Dance Tonight"
"Live and Let Die"
Winners and nominees
Outstanding Contribution to Music
Vic Reeves and Sharon Osbourne
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. 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.
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 producers to pull it from the television broadcast.
- "Reeves upset by Osbourne Brits rant". Digital Spy. 21 February 2008.
- Sharon's Outburst at Vic Reeves
- 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.