Franz Ferdinand added two more trophies to their mantelpiece last night (Feb. 24) at Ireland's fifth annual Meteor Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin.

Franz Ferdinand added two more trophies to their mantelpiece last night (Feb. 24) at Ireland's fifth annual Meteor Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin.

The Scottish alternative rockers won for best international group and their self-titled debut on Domino Recordings won best international album.

Morrissey was named best international male while PJ Harvey took out best international female honors.

Las Vegas rockers the Killers won for best visiting live performance, beating out the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Pixies, Metallica, Franz Ferdinand and Madonna.

Belfast's Snow Patrol won best album for "Final Straw" (Polydor); Dublin-based singer/songwriter Paddy Casey took out best Irish male; Northern singer Juliet Turner scooped best Irish female honors; and Westlife won the best Irish pop award.

The recently-reformed Irish traditional supergroup Planxty won best folk/trad act. Power-pop combo the Chalets won best newcomers while Angel Of Mons were named hope for 2005.

Also on the night, Corrs manager John Hughes was presented with a special industry award while veteran Dublin pop/rock stalwarts Aslan were the recipients of a special lifetime achievement award.

While the majority of the 16 categories were chosen by a panel of industry experts, five categories were voted on by the public.

The ceremony will be broadcast Feb. 27 on national television station RTE.