“Mojo” Takes The Idea Of Everyone Being A Winner Very Seriously

Jun 17th, 2008 // 5 Comments

AP080314035215.jpgThe UK magazine Mojo loves to look back as it looks forward, so it’s probably no surprise that its Mojo Honours, the reader-generated awards given out last night, were led by Duffy’s “Mercy,” a cauldron of throwbacks that flounced away with the evening’s Song Of The Year Award. In addition to a few cursory nods in the direction of new-ish music (Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! won Best Album, while Led Zeppelin got the Best Live Act nod for its one show earlier this year), a bunch of seemingly interchangeable laurels went to Mojo staples.

No, really: Over the course of one night, the awards given away included the “Icon Award,” which went to the Sex Pistols; the “Hero Award,” which went to Motorhead”; the Inspiration Award,” which went to Genesis; the “Outstanding Contribution To Music Award,” which went to John Fogerty; and the “Maverick Award,” which went to Mark E. Smith. What do you think would have happened if they’d switched, say, the Maverick Award and the Hero Award? Probably not much, I’d reckon. Full list of awards (hey, it also includes the “Legend Award,” the “special Award,” and the “Vision Award”!) below.

Song of the Year Award: “Mercy,” Duffy
Best Breakthrough Act: The Last Shadow Puppets
Best Album Award: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Hero Award: Motorhead
Icon Award: Sex Pistols
Best Live Act Award: Led Zeppelin
Classic Songwriter Award: Neil Diamond
Hall of Fame: The Specials
Lifetime Achievement Award: Genesis
Special Award: Judy Collins
Legend Award: Irma Thomas
Classic Album Award: Loveless, My Bloody Valentine
Inspiration Award: John Fogerty
Outstanding Contribution to Music Award: Paul Weller
Roots Award: Toots Hibbert
Les Paul Award: John Martyn
Maverick Award: Mark E. Smith
Vision Award: Julien Temple for The Future is Unwritten
Compilation of the Year Award: Juno soundtrack
Catalogue Release of the Year: Pillows & Prayers: Cherry Red Records 1981-1984

(I guess Phil Collins tried something bad at the buffet?)

Duffy wins big with Mercy at Mojo Awards [Telegraph via ONTD]

  1. Lucas Jensen

    Yeah…those awards are crazy. So Loveless is now OFFICIALLY a classic album? Good to know!

  2. Anonymous

    Damn. Juno is everywhere.

  3. Poubelle

    Well, Irma Thomas totally deserves a Legend Award, I’ll give them that.

  4. anawolken

    I’d love to see Duffy… oh wait. She cancelled her Austin City Limits appearance. DOH!

  5. Anthony Miccio

    Yes, the singer from the Arctic Monkeys easily had the most noteworthy breakthrough of last year.

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