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
Best Female Singer
Liz Fraser
Best Group: The Smiths
Most Wonderful Human Being
Best Club/Venue
Town & Country Club
Best Dance Record
Cameo – ‘Word Up’
Threat Of The Year
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