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- Posted on Feb 12th 2010 7:30AM by Johnny Dee
The most troubling category for the organisers is the award for Best British Album of the past 30 Years. The list of nominations includes the Verve's 'Urban Hymns,' Keane's 'Hopes & Fears,' '(What's the Story) Morning Glory' by Oasis and Duffy's (pictured) 'Rockferry.'
Of the nominated acts only Phil Collins and The Verve's frontman Richard Ashcroft have agreed to attend, according to the Sun. Other nominated acts including Dido, Sade and Travis have so far declined to commit themselves.
Coldplay are currently recording but the others excuses are unreported.
Regardless of whether they attend or not, it appears to be a certainty that Oasis will walk off with the award, which has been voted for by listeners of Radio 2, thanks in part to a Twitter campaign by fans of the warring Gallaghers.
Elsewhere it has emerged that Brits nominee and animal rights activist Leona Lewis threatened to boycott the awards unless foie-gras was removed from the menu. The singer, favourite to win Best Female got her way and the Brits bosses admitted they'd made a mistake.
A spokeswoman for the event said: "Having listened to concerns about imported foie gras forming a tiny part of the Brits menu, we have decided to replace the foie gras with UK-sourced duck liver."