Despite his absence at the awards show, David Bowie was named the British Music Awards male solo artist of the year.
This is Bowies first BRIT in 18 years.
Fashion model Kate Moss accepted the award on his behalf. Moss read out Bowie’s personally written acceptance speech, which stated that he was “completely delighted” with the award.
The speech finished with a political plea from Bowie when he said, “Scotland, stay with us.” He is requesting that Scotland not vote in favour of independence in a referendum scheduled for later this year.
Moss wore Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit as she accepted the award.
English rock band Arctic Monkeys was the other big winner at last night’s show taking home both group of the year and album of the year.
The complete list of winners:
British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie
British Female Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding
British Group – Arctic Monkeys
British Breakthrough Act – Bastille
British Single – “Waiting All Night” by Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre
British Album Of The Year – AM by Arctic Monkeys
International Male Solo Artist – Bruno Mars
International Group – Daft Punk
Critics’ Choice – Sam Smith
British Producer Of The Year – Flood & Alan Moulder
Video courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.