Coldplay scoop top Q award

Coldplay: winners
Coldplay: winners

The Q Awards 2008 have happened. Coldplay are officially the best act in the world today and Viva La Vida is this year's best album. Brilliant. Now, if you cast your minds back a month, you might remember the MusicRadar prediction game…

Here are the winners of the Q Awards 2008, along with our "scientific" guesses:

Breakthrough artist: Duffy
MusicRadar prediction: Duffy

Best new act: The Last Shadow Puppets
MusicRadar prediction: Glasvegas

Best track: Keane - Spiralling
MusicRadar prediction: Duffy - Mercy

Best video: Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
MusicRadar prediction: Vampire Weekend - A-Punk

Best live act: Kaiser Chiefs
MusicRadar prediction: The Verve

Best album: Coldplay - Viva La Vida
MusicRadar prediction: Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Best act in the world today: Coldplay
MusicRadar prediction: Kings Of Leon

Depending on which side of the bed you got out of this morning, this tells us one of two things: 1) we got half right, or 2) we got half wrong.

There were, of course, a bunch of other long-time achievement awards handed out on the night. Rumour has it that next year some of these will be combined to save time. Who'll win the 2009 legendary, iconic, inspirational idol award?

Q icon: Adam Ant
Q idol: Grace Jones
Q inspiration: Cocteau Twins
Q legend: Glen Campbell
Classic songwriter: John Mellencamp
Classic song: Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
Innovation in sound: Massive Attack
Outstanding contribution: David Gilmour

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).