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In pictures: Brit Awards 2005
Franz Ferdinand
1 of 11
Franz Ferdinand began the evening nominated for five awards, and won two - best British rock act and best British group.
Robbie Williams
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Robbie Williams' Angels won a special prize for the best song of the past 25 years.
Gwen Stefani
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International female winner Gwen Stefani sported an eye-catching hairstyle.
Girls Aloud
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Girls Aloud were nominated for best pop act - but walked away empty-handed.
Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield
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Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield performed together at Wednesday's ceremony.
Will Young
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Best British single winner Will Young turned the tables on the photographers.
McFly's Tom Fletcher
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McFly's Tom Fletcher celebrates winning best British pop act.
Green Day
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US punk act Green Day performed their track American Idiot.
Scissor Sisters
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Scissor Sisters conquered the album charts in 2004 - and dominated the 2005 Brits with three awards.
Joss Stone
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Joss Stone won two awards - best British female act, and best urban act.
Matt Lucas and David Walliams
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Comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams came dressed as Gary Barlow and Howard Donald to present Robbie Williams' prize.



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