The BRIT Awards: And the Nominees Are
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013

  • Posted by: Matt Howard

Here in the US we may be somewhat unaware of the entertainment awards put on by our older brother nation, Great Britain, and rightfully so, because we're 'Merica, right?! No. Yesterday, the nominations for the BRIT Awards were announced with some magnificent results. After finally seeing the insurgence of indie and downright deserving nominees in the Grammys announcement, we're thrilled to witness this trend as it sweeps the globe.

So here are the nominees. We were capable of filming a few of these artists during their climbs to greatness, so we've included the videos for your viewing pleasure at the bottom of the post.

British Breakthrough Act
Alt-J
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Female
Amy Winehouse
Bat For Lashes
Emile Sande
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith

British Group
Alt-J
Mumford And Sons
Muse
One Direction
The xx

British Live Act
Coldplay
Mumford And Sons
Muse
The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines

British Male
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

British Producer
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

Special Recognition
War Child

Critics' Choice
Tom Odell

International Female
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

International Group
Alabama Shakes
The Black Keys
fun.
The Killers
The Script

International Male
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Gotye
Jack White
Michael Buble

British Album
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Emile Sande - Our Version Of Events
Mumford And Sons - Babel
Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace
Plan B - iLL Manors

And finally, the live performances of 2012's best from Britain:

Alt-J Live at The Cutting Room



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Ben Howard Live at SXSW



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Mumford And Sons Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg



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The Script Live at Dominion NY



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