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Muse Win ‘Best Act in the World Today’ at 2012 Q Awards

Bobby Womack wins Best Album, Blur and Pulp also receive honors

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // October 23, 2012

Worst New Music rockers Muse are the Best Act in the World Today, according to the 2012 Q Awards. The U.K. trio received the slightly hyperbolic title at Q Magazine’s annual awards ceremony yesterday (October 22), presumably for the achievements of their latest “21st-century-art-rock-meets-sappy-popera” album The 2nd Law and world tour.

If that’s causing too much cognitive dissonance, 68-year-old soul man Bobby Womack won Best Album for his spirtual The Bravest Man in the Universe; psych-pop/post-punk hybrid band Django Django took home Best New Act award; Blur was crowned Best Live Act; and Pulp was honored with the Q Inspiration Award. Also, the Smiths’ Johnny Marr was awarded the Q Hero statuette, and Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers was officially declared a Q Idol.

Check out the full list of winners below.

  • Best New Act: Django Django
  • Best Track: Plan B, “Ill Manors”
  • Best Album: Bobby Womack, The Best Man in the Universe
  • Best Live Act: Blur
  • Best Video: Keane, “Disconnected”
  • Best Solo Artist: Emeli Sandé
  • Best Act In The World Today: Muse
  • Q Classic Song: Dionne Warwick, “Walk On By”
  • Q Idol: Brandon Flowers
  • Q Spirit Of Independence: The Cribs
  • Q Innovation In Sound: Underworld
  • Q Inspiration Award: Pulp
  • Q Icon Award: Dexys
  • Q Classic Album: Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorists
  • Q Hero: Johnny Marr