The winners have been announced for one of the year's major music awards.

Arctic Monkeys picked up two awards, for best album and people's choice. Muse were named best live act, meanwhile Oasis were crowned best band in the world today less than a month before their best of collection hits the shelves.

Noel was there to collect his award for classic songwriter and the best band prize, however Liam was elsewhere. Noel later told Radio 1 that his brother had decided to spend the day at the zoo: rock and indeed roll!

The same day as the Oasis compilation is out, U2 also have one due. They picked up something called the Q award of awards, a matter of hours before they head off to Australia to play their rescheduled Vertigo dates down under. The prize was handed out for being the band to earn the most votes in the history of the awards.

The Q Awards has nothing if not a mixed bag of musicians on it's guestlist. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The Who, The Kooks, Paul Weller, Oasis, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sugababes, Orson, Manic Street Preachers, Peter Gabriel, Embrace, Primal Scream, The
Killers, Take That, Muse, Keane, Moby, A-ha, Gnarls Barkley and Girls Aloud all attended the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel this afternoon (Oct 30).

So the winners are...

Best band in the world today: Oasis
People's choice: Arctic Monkeys
Best album: Arctic Monkeys 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'
Best live act: Muse
Best track: Gnarls Barkley 'Crazy'
Best new comer: Corinne Bailey Rae
Best video: Killers 'When You Were Young'
Ground breaker: Primal Scream
Q Idle: Take That
Q Merit: Manic Street Preachers
Q Legends: The Who
Classic song: Cultureclub 'Karma Chameleon'
Classic songwriter: Noel Gallagher
Innovation in sound: The Edge (U2)
Lifetime achievement: Peter Gabriel
Outstanding contribution: Smokey Robinson
Q award of awards: U2