BRIT Awards 2023: Full list of winners and nominees as Harry Styles and Wet Leg sweep gongs

ITV News Rishi Davda reports from the BRIT Awards 2023 red carpet

Harry Styles has scored four gongs at the Brits - including best artist and album of the year - but used the spotlight to dedicate his accolade to women.

Accepting the best artist award, the pop star acknowledged his "privilege" as he thanked a host of top artists who could have been considered.

Styles thanked female artists who could have been eligible for the top category, including Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX, Florence + The Machine, Mabel, and Becky Hill.

"I'm really, really grateful. I’m very aware of my privilege up here tonight. so this award is for Rina, Charli, Florence, Mabel and Becky - thank you so much.”

The Brits made a splash as stars hit the red carpet in the first ever Saturday night awards show in the event's history.

But the BRIT Awards 2023 show also faced a backlash this year, after the best artist list was dominated entirely by men, with Styles, Central Cee, Fred Again, George Ezra, and Stormzy all in the running for the top gong.Styles had also sparked debate over his Grammys album of the year acceptance speech, when he said the achievement "doesn't happen to people like me very often."

This was despite an increase in female artists or all-women groups across the board.

Sam Smith, who is non-binary and spoke out in favour of genderless categories before the change, said the lack of women on the list shows there is “still a long way to go.”

Last year, the Brits scrapped male and female categories to make way for non-binary artists. 

Adele won the inaugural Artist of the Year award in 2022.

Brit nominees Charli XCX, Nova Twins and Rina Sawayama spoke out on the issue of female and diverse representation as they took to the red carpet at the annual awards show.

Sawayama, who is nominated in the best new artist category, said she supported the introduction of more music categories at the Brits.

Speaking on the red carpet, she said: “Sometimes you look at the Grammys and you are like, ‘What’s that category?’ and I think that is important because music isn’t just pop music. There is a lot of music that needs to be amplified. There are a lot of stories that need to be amplified and I just want to see it better.”

The singer also called for change inside the music industry to promote diverse voices.

She said: “At the top it is straight white men. It is. So the more you have of that, the more you are going to get amplified voices that are that. It is just something that we really need to work on because artists are diverse. There is a lot of diversity in artists but there is not enough diversity in record labels.”

Host Mo Gilligan kicked off the Brit Awards with a skit in which he arrived at London’s O2 Arena via a helicopter organised by Lizzo.

The biggest names from the world of music, from Stormzy to Sam Smith and Fatboy Slim, descended on the O2 Arena for the ceremony.

Styles and indie rock duo Wet Leg led the nominations with four apiece, while grime star Stormzy followed with three.

Isle of Wight breakthrough group Wet Leg built on their recent success at the Grammys, winning their first Brit Award, for best new artist, and best group.

Taking to the stage after his best artist win, Styles said: “I want to thank my family for being the most supportive, understanding, patient, loving family I could have ever asked for.

Rina Sawayama addressed the controversy at the Brits. Credit: PA

“I want to thank my mum for signing me up for The X Factor without telling me, so I literally wouldn’t be here without you.Styles also thanked his former One Direction bandmates.

“I want to thank Nile, Louis, Liam and Zayn because I wouldn’t be here without you either. Thank you so much.”Follow along live as the Brit Awards 2023 winners are announced live on ITV1 and ITVX...

List of Brit Award nominees

Here is the full list of nominees in every category for the BRIT Awards 2023.

Artist of the year WINNER - Harry Styles

Harry Styles attends the Brit Awards 2023. Credit: Ian West/PA


  • Central Cee

  • Fred Again..

  • George Ezra

  • Harry Styles

  • Stormzy

International artist of the year WINNER - Beyoncé

Beyonce was unable to attend the Brits this year, instead accepting her award remotely. Credit: PA


  • Beyoncé

  • Burna Boy

  • Kendrick Lamar

  • Lizzo

  • Taylor Swift

Best dance act WINNER - Becky Hill

Becky Hill gives her acceptance speech after winning the Best British Dance Act award at the Brits. Credit: PA


  • Becky Hill

  • Bonobo

  • Calvin Harris

  • Eliza Rose

  • Fred Again..

Best Pop/R&B Act WINNER - Harry Styles

Harry Styles performs at the Brits 2023. Credit: PA


  • Charli XCX

  • Dua Lipa

  • Harry Styles

  • Sam Smith

International group of the year WINNER - Fontaines D.C.

Carlos O’Connell said he had not wanted to accept the award on his own while the rest of his band was in Australia. Credit: PA


  • Blackpink

  • Drake & 21 Savage

  • First Aid Kit

  • Fontaines D.C.

  • Gabriels

Group of the year WINNER - Wet Leg

Indie band Wet Leg hail from the Isle of Wight, and were founded by Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers. Credit: PA


  • The 1975

  • Arctic Monkeys

  • Bad Boy Chiller Crew

  • Nova Twins

  • Wet Leg

Best new artist WINNER Wet Leg


  • Kojey Radical

  • Mimi Webb

  • Rina Sawayama

  • Sam Ryder

  • Wet Leg

International song of the year WINNER - Beyoncé - Break My Soul


  • Beyoncé - Break My Soul

  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha - I'm Good (Blue)

  • Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran - Peru

  • From the Encanto soundtrack - We Don't Talk About Bruno

  • Gayle - abcdefu

  • Jack Harlow - First Class

  • Lizzo - About Damn Time

  • Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott - Where Are You Now

  • OneRepublic - I Ain't Worried

  • Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero

Best rock/ alternative act WINNER - The 1975


  • The 1975

  • Arctic Monkeys

  • Nova Twins

  • Tom Grennan

  • Wet Leg

Song of the year WINNER - Harry Styles - As It Was


  • Aitch & Ashanti - Baby

  • Cat Burns - Go

  • Dave - Starlight

  • Ed Sheeran & Elton John - Merry Christmas

  • Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal - B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)

  • George Ezra - Green Green Grass

  • Harry Styles - As It Was

  • Lewis Capaldi - Forget Me

  • LF System - Afraid To Feel

  • Sam Smith & Kim Petras - Unholy

Producer of the year WINNER - David Guetta

David Guetta poses on the red carpet at the Brits. Credit: PA

Album of the year WINNER - Harry Styles - Harry's House


  • The 1975 - Being Funny In A Foreign Language

  • Wet Leg - Wet Leg

  • Harry Styles - Harry's House

  • Stormzy - This Is What I Mean

  • Fred Again.. - Actual Life 3

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