McCartney, Minogue, Arctic Monkeys bag honours at Q awards

November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin  
Sir Paul bagged the ‘Q Icon’ title, Minogue picked the ‘Q Idol’ prize and Arctic Monkeys were named the ‘Best Act In The world Today’ gong at the ceremony held in Grosvenor House Hotel.

McCartney thanked his former band mates and his late wife in his acceptance speech.

“I’ve been coming to these things for a long time and you sit there petrified, not knowing what to say, should you tell a couple of dirty jokes,” News.com.au quoted him, as saying.

“I would like to thank George, John and Ringo, the boys. I would like to thank Linda for seeing me though some real tough periods, and my beautiful family, my kids, who are fantastic,’ he said.

The list of winners at the Q awards 2007 is:

The Q Icon: Sir Paul McCartney

The Q Idol: Kylie Minogue

Best Act In The World Today: Arctic Monkeys

Best New Act sponsored by Myspace.com: The Enemy

Best Track sponsored by Sony Ericsson: Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

Breakthrough Artist sponsored by Ben Sherman: Kate Nash

Best Video sponsored by O2: Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby

Q Classic Song: Stereophonics - Local Boy In The Photograph

Q Classic Album: The Verve - Urban Hymns

Q Innovation in Sound sponsored by Aloud.com: Sigur Ros

Q Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Malmaison: Johnny Marr

The Q Merit Award: Ryan Adams

The Q Hero: Anthony H. Wilson

Best Album sponsored by Play.com: Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

Best Live Act sponsored by Marshall Amplification: Muse

The Q Legend: Ian Brown

Q Classic Songwriter: Billy Bragg

The Q Inspiration Award sponsored by Orange Amplification: Damon Albarn (ANI)

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