Lots of loud rock bands and long-haired journalists were kept off the streets for the night as the results were announced.
And here they are...
Best Single: Good Charlotte - 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'
Album: The Darkness - 'Permission to Land'
Video: Electric Six - 'Gay Bar'
Event: Download Festival
Classic Songwriter: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Spirit of Independence: Turbo Negro
Live Act: The Darkness
Spirit of Rock: Jackass
International Newcomer: Evanescence
UK Newcomer: Funeral For A Friend
Best UK Act: Feeder
Best International Act: Linkin Park
Hall of Fame: Metallica