A HOST of celebrities descended on the Park Plaza Hotel on Friday for the 9th annual Big Buzz easyJet Irish Entertainment Awards.
This year’s awards ceremony was hosted by Miss Great Britain Gemma Garrett and Citybeat presenter Robin Elliott, and featured performances from Luan Parle, Laura Critchley, Larne band Pigs & Pearls, Dublin boyband Keywest and Citybeat Young Star Search winner 2008 Caitlin McClurg.
Every year the Big Buzz Awards are attended by celebrities from the world of TV, music and sport, and this year was no different.
Joining the celebrations this year were star of On Eagleâ€™s Wing Peter Corry, Big Brother 7 Winner Pete Bennett, X-Factor star Maria Lawson, Northern Ireland Olympic hero Paddy Barnes, Give My Head Peace actress Olivia Nash, local radio star and singer Malachi Cush, former Brookside stars Kris Mochrie, Suzanne Collins and Steven Fletcher as well as international DJ and music producer Micky Modelle and Ocean FM radio star Joe Ferguson.
Barry Oâ€™Kane, Big Buzz organiser and publisher, said: “Everyone had a great time at the Park Plaza Hotel.
â€œ2009 is our 10th year and weâ€™re very excited. We have a massive show planned and weâ€™ve already booked some top names to be there.
â€œBig Buzz will be proving that weâ€™re here to stay and weâ€™re the best party in town in 2009.
â€œI doubt anyone will be able to top itâ€.
AND THE WINNERS ARE….
Tesco Award for the Favourite Fine Dining Restaurant
Spice Indian Restaurant
Tesco Award for the Favourite Casual Eatery
Bacardi Breezer Award for the Favourite Bar
Skye Bar, Belfast
Crumlin News Award for the Favourite Gay Theme Night
Candy Love @ Pepeâ€™s, Derry City
Bacardi Breezer Award for the Favourite Nightclub/Lounge
CafÃ© Vaudeville, Belfast
Crumlin News Award for the Favourite Event of the Year
The Coca-Cola Award for the Favourite Club DJ
The easyJet Award for the Favourite Television Personality
Stephen Nolan of BBC
The Spice Award for the Favourite Male Performer / Presenter
The easyJet Award for the Favourite Female Performer / Presenter
The easyJet Award for the Favourite Radio Personality
Malachi Cush â€“ Northern Media Group & Work Experience Boy – Citybeat
Michael Flanigan Solicitors Award for the Favourite Sports Personality
The Coca-Cola Award for the Favourite Live Performance
Special Awards (non-voting)
The Big Buzz / easyJet Award for the Favourite Entertainment Journalist Joint Winners
Tina Calder â€“ Ink Well People Ltd
Paul Martin â€“ The Mirror
The Big Buzz Friendship Award for the Favourite Celebrity Guest
Joseph Ferguson DJ
The Big Buzz Award for Lifetime Achievement
Olivia Nash (Give My Head Peace)
Photos by Fabrizio Belluschi
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