30 Seconds To Mars Triumph At Kerrang! Awards

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June 9, 2011 | 6:25pm EST

Actor/rocker Jared Leto’s band 30 Seconds To Mars were the toast of the British rock scene on Thursday night after picking up two trophies at the annual Kerrang! Awards in London.
The rockers beat out competition from frontrunners My Chemical Romance by winning awards for Best International Band and Best Single for their hit Hurricane.

Leto took to Twitter.com to announce the big win to fans, writing, “THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TWO KERRANG AWARDS!! Its because of this wonderful family that we won. We accept them, with love, on your behalf.”

My Chemical Romance, who were nominated in five categories, grabbed one win – for Best Video (Na Na Na).

In the newcomer categories, Asking Alexandria took home the Best New British act while Best International Newcomer went to Black Veil Brides.

And the evening saw some of the most iconic heavy rock acts altogether in the same room – Alice Cooper was presented with the Kerrang! Icon prize, Korn were added to the magazine’s Hall of Fame, while Def Leppard walked away with a trophy for inspiration.

Ozzy Osbourne’s son Jack collected the former Black Sabbath frontman’s Kerrang! Legend Award.

The ceremony also marked the 30th anniversary celebrations for the British rock magazine.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best British Newcomer – Asking Alexandria

Best International Newcomer – Black Veil Brides

Best Single – Hurricane by 30 Seconds To Mars

Best Video – Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance

Best Live Act – All Time Low

Best Album – There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret by Bring Me The Horizon

Best British Band – You Me At Six

Best International Band – 30 Seconds To Mars

Classic Songwriter – Biffy Clyro

Kerrang! Icon – Alice Cooper

Inspiration Award – Def Leppard

Hall Of Fame – Korn

Kerrang! Legend – Ozzy Osbourne

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