Earlier today (21st October), the 2013 Q Awards took place in London. With gongs for the likes of Biffy Clyro, Pet Shop Boys, Foals, Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding and Robbie Williams, the notable absence of a win for David Bowie surprised many.

Bowie, whose 25th studio album The Next Day was released earlier this year, was nominated for six categories, including best solo artist and best act in the world.

Check out all the winners below:

Q Best New Act presented by Mahiki
Jake Bugg

Q Best Track
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

Q Poet Laureate
John Cooper Clarke

Q Spirit of Independence
Belle & Sebastian

Q Best Event

Q Best Video powered by Alcatel
Manic Street Preachers – Show Me The Wonder

Q Classic Album
Happy Mondays – Bummed

Q Idol
Robbie Williams

Q Best Live Act

Q Best Album presented by Bose
Biffy Clyro – Opposites

Q Icon

Q Best Solo presented by Citroen
Ellie Goulding

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Planet Rock
Vampire Weekend

Q Classic Songwriter
Chrissie Hynde

Q Outstanding Contribution To Music
Pet Shop Boys