The Brit Awards 2005 nominations were announced recently. Franz Ferdinand have five nominations, for Best British Group, Album of the Year, British Rock Act, British Live Act and British Breakthrough Act, which is chosen by Radio 1 listeners.
McFly are up for Best Pop Act and BBC Radio 1 spoke to them after the nominations were announced.
“It is a big deal, it’s the best award in the world.” Everybody wants to win a Brit and so do we” Mcfly said.
“It’s a success thing, I think, it’s a really prestigious award that sets you above others.”
The nominations ceremony turned into a bit of an event itself, with guest appearances from McFly, Estelle and Athlete, who had to rush off straight afterwards are they were due on stage in Cambridge later in the night.
Lot of the British bands have got more than one nomination. Snow Patrol, Zasabian, The Streets and Keane all have three nominations whilst Muse have four.
Read on for the complete nomination list:British Breakthrough Act (voted for by Radio 1 listeners)
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
Mastercard British Album
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
Keane – Hopes and Fears
Muse – Absolution
Snow Patrol – Final Straw
The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
Band Aid 20 – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Jamelia – Thank You
LMC vs U2 – Take Me To The Clouds Above
Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
Will Young – Your Game
British Urban Act
British Rock Act
British Live Act
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Killers – Hot Fuss
Maroon 5 – Songs About Jane
OutKast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
International Breakthrough Act
BRITS 25: The Best Song Award
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
Queen – We Are The Champions
Robbie Williams – Angels
Will Young – Leave Right Now