Q Awards 2014: List of winners in full

Double winners Kasabian were named 'the best band in the world'

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Kasabian were two-time winners at the Q Awards where they were hailed as the “best act in the world”.

The ceremony also recognised the efforts of independent record label, XL Recordings, which helped steer Adele to worldwide fame.

Its boss, Richard Russell, picked up the award for outstanding contribution to music at the event at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London.

The label also counts albums by The Prodigy, the White Stripes and Dizzee Rascal among its output.

Other winners included Ed Sheeran, who was named best solo artist, and Sam Smith, who won the best new act award.

Kasabian also carried off the award for best live act, beating this year's comeback queen Kate Bush in both categories.

Paolo Nutini won the gong for best track for Iron Sky from his Caustic Love album while Elbow's The Take Off And Landing Of Everything was named best album, but the band lost out in the best video category to Jamie xx.

Q Awards 2014 winners in full

Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access

Sam Smith

Q Maverick

St Vincent

Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroen

Ed Sheeran

Q Songwriter

Andy Partridge

Q Best Album

Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Q Best Video

Jamie xx - Sleep Sound

Q Best Live Act presented by the Cavern Club


Q Hero

The Charlatans

Q Outstanding Contribution To Music

XL Recordings, collected by Richard Russell

Q Inspiration

Simple Minds

Gibson Les Paul Award

Johnny Marr

Q Classic Album

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

Q Innovation In Sound presented by Xperia Access

Jean Michel Jarre

Q Icon presented by Carling's Black Label Project

Wilko Johnson

Q Idol

Culture Club

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster and Punch