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
    Ben Howard
    Jake Bugg
    Jessie Ware
    Rita Ora

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

    British Group
    Mumford And Sons
    One Direction
    The xx

    British Live Act
    Mumford And Sons
    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
    Taylor Swift

    International Group
    Alabama Shakes
    The Black Keys
    The Killers
    The Script

    International Male
    Bruce Springsteen
    Frank Ocean
    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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