David Bowie’s Blackstar may have been overlooked by the Grammys when it came to Album the Year nominees, but the BRIT Awards made a point toasting the late singer at last night’s (February 22) ceremony.
In addition to taking home the Album the Year prize, Bowie swept the categories he was nominated in and also received posthumous honours for British Male Solo Artist and Best Rock Song for “Blackstar.”
Bowie’s son Duncan Jones and friend, collaborator and impersonator Michael C. Hall attended the ceremony and accepted the awards on Bowie’s behalf. The former dedicated the Noel Gallagher-presented Album the Year win to “all the kooks and all the people who make the kooks.”
Jones has since taken to Twitter to attach an addendum to his televised address, adding a powerful and poignant, “Fuck cancer.”
Hall, meanwhile, opened his speech for the British Male Solo Artist prize by saying: “If David Bowie could be here tonight, he probably wouldn’t be here tonight.”
Watch both their touching acceptance speeches below.
Last year, Jones was impressed by Lorde’s BRIT Awards tribute to his father — which is more than can be said for his reaction to Lady Gaga’s haphazard 2016 Grammys homage.
Find a full list the 2017 BRITS winners here.