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Brit Awards 2019: The 1975 win best British album and best group | Ents & Arts News

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The 1975 were the big winners at the Brit Awards, picking up the night’s top prizes for best British album and group – and addressing male misogyny in the industry as they did it.

In their speech accepting the award for best group, frontman Matt Healy said: “Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and examined as traits of difficult artists, while women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don’t understand art.”

It was a reference to a recent Guardian article on abuse of power in music, and came as a poignant moment on a night which had initially been dominated by female nominees.

Little Mix at Brits
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Little Mix at the Brits

But only Little Mix and Dua Lipa (with Calvin Harris) picked up awards in the other mixed categories – for best video and best single respectively.

George Ezra and Jorja Smith took home the male and female artist prizes, while Tom Walker was crowned best breakthrough act.

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