2006 Q Awards Winners

Since we listed the nominees a couple of weeks ago, we felt a bit obligated to post the winners of the 2006 Q Awards as well. There seemed to be a great number of unnecessary categories this time round, such as the Inspiration Award, Outstanding Contribution To Music Award, Icon Award, Idol Award, Innovation In Sound Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Those all seem like the same category, but hey, at least it allowed Noel Gallagher and Peter Gabriel to walk away with trophies. If you missed out on reading the nominees, click here.

2006 Q Awards Winners
Best New Act: Corinne Bailey Rae
Best Track: "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
Best Video: "When You Were Young" - The Killers
Inspiration Award: A-ha
Outstanding Contribution To Music Award: Smokey Robinson
Groundbreaker Award: Primal Scream
Icon Award: Jeff Lynne
Idol Award: Take That
Outstanding Performance Award: Faithless
Classic Songwriter Award: Noel Gallagher
Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Gabriel
Merit Award: Manic Street Preachers
Innovation In Sound Award: The Edge
Classic Song Award: "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club
Best Live Act: Muse
Best Album: Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
People's Choice Award - Arctic Monkeys
Best Act In The World Today - Oasis
Legend Award - The Who
Q Award Of Awards: U2

2006 Q Awards Winners