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The Smiths
The Smiths, Photo: REX

1986

The Smiths won a stonking five awards, most of them the biggies. John Peel continued his reign in the Best Radio Show category as did Margaret Thatcher in the Creep Of The Year field. As our man at the time said, it was "the year of no surprises."

Best Single
The Smiths - 'Panic'

Best LP
The Smiths - 'The Queen Is Dead'

Best Male Singer
Morrissey

Best Female Singer
Liz Fraser

Best Group: The Smiths

Most Wonderful Human Being
Morrissey

Best Club/Venue
Town & Country Club

Best Dance Record
Cameo - 'Word Up'

Threat Of The Year
AIDS

Sex Symbol
Joanne Whalley

Event Of The Year
The World Cup

Best Film
'Mona Lisa'

Best TV Show
'The Singing Detective'

Creep Of The Year
Margaret Thatcher

Best New Music
The Housemartins

Best Radio Show
John Peel

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