Video of British Antony at the Mercury Awards
"The lead singer of Mercury Music Prize winners Antony and the Johnsons has dismissed claims he is an American artist taking a British award.
"Everyone's certainly entitled to that opinion, but I actually am British," Antony Hegarty told BBC News.
The 34-year-old singer was born in Chichester, West Sussex, but has lived in the US for more than 20 years. When the shortlist came out, favourites the Kaiser Chiefs said he was American and "got in on a technicality"."
Watch Antony's acceptance speech and performance at the Merucry Prize Awards. Use the same link to find performances by Bloc Party, The Go Team, Kaiser Chiefs, Maxmimo Park and more.