Shock winners at the Brits (VIDEO)

The Brit Awards 2008 will be remembered as a night of double winners, surprise results and the Arctic Monkeys dressed as four country gents out on a grouse shoot. The night produced a bunch of unpredictable results, with Kate Nash beating Leona Lewis to the Best British Female title. Producer Mark Ronson won Best British Male – the first non-singer ever to take the award. Mark, who was born in England, but moved to the US aged eight, told the audience: “I’ve never felt so British or male in my entire life.” Take That were double winners, scooping Best Live Act and Best Single for Shine, as were Arctic Monkeys. The Sheffield band won Best British Group and Best British Album for Favourite Worst Nightmare. They maintained their reputation for not taking awards ceremonies too seriously by turning up attired as country gents, complete with tweed breeches and flat caps, while singer Alex Turner blew a hunting horn on stage. The band were cut off during their second speech for poking fun at the Brits School – which spawned Critics’ Choice Award winner Adele, Amy Winehouse and Kate Nash. Singer Alex said: “I’d like to thank the Brit school, of course, which I graduated from.” Actually, he didn’t – and ITV producers drowned out the rest of the band’s speech with fake applause. Other winners included Mika (Best British Breakthrough Act) and Kanye West (Best International Male). The X Factor winner Leona Lewis was nominated in four categories, but came away with nothing, despite having the biggest-selling UK single of 2007 with Bleeding Love. Watch Amy Winehouse sing Love Is a Losing Game at the 2008 Brits… Kylie Minogue won Best International Female and performed new hit Wow.