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Plus the International Breakthrough Act goes to Orson

The Fratellis have won the British Breakthrough Act prize at tonight’s (February 14) BRIT Awards in London.

The British Breakthrough Act was presented by Jarvis Cocker at the Earl’s Court ceremony, who introduced the band as sounding “like a family run firm of ice cream manufactures, when actually they’re purveyors of ice cool indie”.

Collecting the award singer Jon Fratelli paid tribute to his fans saying: “We have to thank the people who were there at the beginning, The Fratellis fans, we’re never going to forget you.

The nominees were:

Corinne Bailey Rae

The Fratellis

James Morrison

The Kooks

Lily Allen

Meanwhile actress Toni Collette presented the International Breakthrough Act to Orson.

The nominees were:

Gnarls Barkley


The Raconteurs

Ray Lamontagne


To see the full winners of this year’s awards which saw Arctic Monkeys and The Killers lead the way just click on the links below:

British Live Act

British And International Breakthrough

British and International Male Solo

British and International Female Solo

British Group

International Album

International Group

British Single

British Album