Kate Nash wins Best British Female award at the Brits

London singer/songwriter wins the gong in her hometown

Kate Nash won the Best British Female award at the Brit Awards 2008 tonight (February 20) in London.

Nash beat off competition from the likes of KT Tunstall and Leona Lewis

“This is really surreal,” she said as she accepted the award from actor James Nesbitt, before thanking her family for their support, as well as her management and other people who had helped her career.

Nash gave a shout out to the Brits School, which she graduated from, along with the likes of Amy Winehouse and members of The Kooks, before praising her fellow nominees for their individuality which proves that “female is not a genre”.

Bat For Lashes, PJ Harvey, Leona Lewis and KT Tunstall were also nominated for the award.

Kate Nash is now set to hit the road on the US NME Awards Tour which kicks off in April.

To get the full Brit Award results just click on the categories below:

Best British Live Act

Critics’ Choice Award

British Breakthrough Act

Best International Male

Best British Male

Best International Female

Best International Group

Best International Album

Best British Band

Best British Single

Best British Album

Outstanding Contribution To Music Award

Keep checking NME.COM throughout the evening for the latest from the Brit Awards 2008.

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