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:: Spotlight :: 2005 Brit Awards to be screened on UKTV in Australia

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The 2005 Brit Awards will be screened for the first time in Australia on UKTV. The annual event will be screened on Friday, February 11 at 7.00am, then repeated at 9.30pm that night.

Hosted by Chris Evans, the BRIT Awards 2005 will feature exclusive performances and unrivalled entertainment. This is the 25th year of ‘The BRITS’ and, to celebrate, an additional awards category will be introduced – The British Live Act Award. Plus, Sir Bob Geldof, the original Boomtown Rat will be presented with The Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. This is a not-to-be-missed entertainment event.

Performers announced so far are:
Franz Ferdinand
Green Day
Keane
Jamelia
Lemar
Snoop Dogg
Pharrell Williams
Scissor Sisters
Daniel Bedingfield
Natasha Bedingfield
Joss Stone
Sir Bob Geldof

Each year, all proceeds from the BRIT Awards go to charity. Chairman of the BPI Peter Jamieson has announced that in 2005 at least half a million pounds raised by the BRITs will be donated to the Asian Tsunami Appeal.

The contribution will be managed by the charity Save The Children to fund projects for young people in the hardest hit regions.

Below is a full list of categories, and the nominations for each.

British Male Solo Artist
Jamie Cullum
Morrissey
Lemar
The Streets
Will Young

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Jamelia
Joss Stone
Natasha Bedingfield
PJ Harvey

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

British Group
Franz Ferdinand
Kasabian
Keane
Muse
Snow Patrol

British Single
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 Rock Act
Franz Ferdinand
Kasabian
Muse
Snow Patrol
The Libertines

British Urban
Dizzee Rascal
Jamelia
Joss Stone
Lemar
The Streets

British Breakthrough Act
Franz Ferdinand
Joss Stone
Keane
Natasha Bedingfield
The Zutons

Pop Act
Avril Lavigne
Girls Aloud
Natasha Bedingfield
McFly
Westlife

British Live Act
Franz Ferdinand
Jamie Cullum
Kasabian
Muse
The Libertines

BRITs 25 Song
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Queen - We Are the Champions
Robbie Williams - Angels
Will Young - Leave Right Now

International Male Solo Artist
Brian Wilson
Eminem
Kanye West
Tom Waits
Usher

International Female Solo Artist
Alicia Keys
Anastacia
Gwen Stefani
Kelis
Kylie Minogue

International Album
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 Group
Green Day
Maroon 5
OutKast
Scissor Sisters
U2

International Breakthrough Act
Jet
Kanye West
Killers
Maroon 5
Scissor Sisters

Outstanding Contribution to Music
Sir Bob Geldof

For more information, visit

www.brits.co.uk