- 25 Apr 02
The Hot Press Irish Music Awards winners will be announced here.
We're updating this page live from BBC NI studios in Blackstaff.
To view nominations click here
Best Irish Album: "Free All Angels" - Ash
... presented to the band by Sharon Corr
Phil Lynott Newcomer Award: The Revs
Live Performance in Ireland by an Irish Artist: U2 - for Slane 2001.
While accepting the award, Edge promised "... that the DVD will be out before Christmas!!!!", Larry thanked everyone for travelling TO the show, While Bono gave praise to the one and only Barry McGuigan who presented them with the award
Live Performance in Ireland by an International Artist: Radiohead in the Odyssey, Belfast.
When presented the award by Bono, Colin commented what a privilege it was to get the award from a band who'd they'd seen in Milton Keynes back in 1985!
Roots: Cara Dillon
Presented to Cara by Clannad's Maire Brennan.
The Hot Press Irish Music Industry Awards: John Hughes
Presented to John by Jim Corr
Given in recognition of the phenomenal success of The Corrs, both in Ireland and internationally. "John was more then just a manager.... so thank you from Caroline, Andrea, Sharon & me" - Jim Corr.
Rory Gallagher Musician Award Caroline Corr
presented to Caroline by another member of the Drummers union Larry Mullen.
IMRO Emerging Songwriter David Kitt
presented by Chairman of IMRO Michael Hanrarhan.
Dance Award Phil Kieran
local boy Phil K cleans up as Ireland's best dance act.
Songwriter Neil Hannon
After a turbulent year, Neil's continued excellance is rewarded!
Female Singer Gemma Hayes
Gemma Hayes is actually on the radio in France tonight!!! Martin Byrne picked up the award on her behalf!!
Male Singer: Bono
It isn't his first Hot Press Irish Music Award, and it won't be the last.
Single: "Burn Baby Burn" by Ash
Their second award of the night.
Pop: The Corrs
A genuinely shocked Andrea thanked Hot Press, John Hughes and "Daddy", receiving the award from Anna Nolan.
Outstanding Contribution to Popular Culture David Holmes
Belfast's legendary "Homer" gets the award not just for his 3 stunning albums, his eclectic djing and his stunning remixes. But also for his incredible scoring of the movie Ocean's 11 and for being the guy NEVER afraid to take a chance
Band: U2 - fittingly, following their triumphant tour, U2 again won best Irish Band.
So, that's the awards wrapped up - other incredible highlights of the night included Sude's return to the spotlight, David Kitt playing Prince's "When Doves Cry", and the showstopping "Debasser" cover by Ash and The Frames.
Now, you'll have to wait till tomorrow to hear the gossip!