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In pictures: Mercury Music Prize 2004
Franz Ferdinand and guests
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Favourites Franz Ferdinand - with two guests - pose for photographers outside the Mercury Music Prize ceremony in central London.
Amy Winehouse
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Jazz star Amy Winehouse was another nomimee. The awards honour the best album by a UK or Irish artist.
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Birmingham R&B star Jamelia was nominated for her acclaimed album Thank You.
Basement Jaxx
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Dance act Basement Jaxx - nominated for their album Kish Kash - took a more relaxed view of the proceedings
Minnie Driver
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Actress Minnie Driver is forging a new career in music - and will be hoping her forthcoming debut album Everything I've Got In My Pocket is a contender next year
The Zutons
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Liverpool band The Zutons saw a late rush of bets on them scooping the Mercury award for Who Killed The Zutons?
Belle & Sebastian
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Scottish indie stalwarts Belle & Sebastian played live at the ceremony...
Franz Ferdinand
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...but it was fellow Glasgow band Franz Ferdinand who walked away with the prize.


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