Blur have fought off challenges from The Stone Roses and Bruce Springsteen, thanks to the strength of their performance in Hyde Park to close the Olympics, to be named Best Live Act at the Q Awards, which took place this afternoon at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
In more Olympics fallout, Underworld, who composed the music for the London Olympic Games, were given the Innovation In Sound award by Danny Boyle, who was responsible for the creative direction of the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
Meanwhile, Mercury Prize frontrunner Plan B won track of the year for 'Ill Manors' and Emeli Sande was given the honour of best solo artist and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker was given the Inspiration Award.
Speaking of the winners, Q Magazine editor Andrew Harrison said: "It's been the most incredible year for British music. Our bands and our anthems transformed the Olympics. A string of great albums announced fantastic new talent on the scene. And amazing comeback shows from Blur and Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our best loved musicians."
The full list of winners of the Q Awards 2012 is:
Best new act: Django Django
Best track: 'Ill Manors', Plan B
Best album: 'The Bravest Man In The Universe', Bobby Womack
Best live act: Blur
Best video: 'Disconnected', Keane
Best solo artist: Emeli Sande
Best act in the world today: Muse
Q classic song: 'Walk On By', Dionne Warwick
Q spirit of independence: The Cribs
Q innovation in sound: Underworld
Q inspiration award: Pulp
Q icon award: Dexys
Q classic album: 'Generation Terrorists', Manic Street Preachers
Q hero: Johnny Marr
Q idol: Brandon Flowers