|28th Brit Awards|
|Date||20 February 2008|
|Hosted by||Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne|
|Most awards||Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Take That (2)|
|Most nominations||Mika and Take That (4)|
The 2008 Brit Awards was the 28th edition of the biggest annual music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 20 February 2008 at the Earls Court in London. The ceremony attracted 6.1 million viewers, 800,000 more than the previous live broadcast. Leona Lewis was nominated for four awards but came away empty-handed.
|Artist||Song||UK Singles Chart reaction||UK Albums Chart reaction|
"Standing in the Way of Control"
|Life in Cartoon Motion – 5 (+4)|
|"Umbrella"||44 (+3)||Good Girl Gone Bad – 10 (+1)|
Myths of the Near Future – 79 (re-entry)
|Kylie Minogue||"Wow"||5 (+13)||X – 24 (+14)|
|Kaiser Chiefs||"Ruby"||79 (re-entry)||Yours Truly, Angry Mob – 49 (+4)|
Employment – 93 (re-entry)
|Leona Lewis||"Bleeding Love"||33 (+4)||Spirit – 23 (+7)|
|"God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
|Version – 4 (+18)|
|Amy Winehouse||"Love Is a Losing Game"||N/A||Back to Black – 12 (+4)|
Frank – 27 (+5)
|Sir Paul McCartney||"Dance Tonight"
"Live and Let Die"
|British Album of the Year
(presented by Vic Reeves)
|British Single of the Year|
(presented by Alan Carr)
|British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Beth Ditto)
|British Female Solo Artist|
(presented by James Nesbitt)
(presented by Ian McKellen)
|British Breakthrough Act|
(presented by Jonathan Rhys Myers)
|British Live Act
(presented by Chris Moyles)
|Critics' Choice Award|
(presented by Will Young)
|International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Kelly Rowland)
|International Female Solo Artist|
(presented by David Tennant)
(presented by Denise van Outen and Andrew Lloyd Webber)
(presented by Michelle Ryan)
|Bat for Lashes|
|Kings of Leon|
After Vic Reeves appeared to forget which award he was presenting, Sharon Osbourne attempted to wrestle the microphone from him, insisted he was drunk and called him a "pissed bastard". She proceeded to make the full announcement herself. The next day it was reported that Reeves was not intoxicated and was hurt by Osbourne's behaviour. The incident has since been ascribed to an autocue malfunction, but Reeves said in his defence that he was trying to read the autocue screen, but he couldn't read it because Osbourne was pushing him out of the way.
When the Arctic Monkeys took to the stage to collect their award for 'Best British Album', the band were dressed up in traditional English country and hunting outfits and even took a plastic duck to the stage with them. During the acceptance speech, they made a rude tirade about the Brits school which forced producers to pull it from the television broadcast.