NME Awards Winners

This is really oh-so boring.

Best Band: Arctic Monkeys
Best Live Band: Muse
Best Dressed: Noel Fielding

Didn't the NME give these same people the awards last year? Sigh.

Worst Album: Britney Spears

Pure bandwagon jumping! I'm willing to bet they didn't even listen to the album. Sure it's no masterpiece, but it's got some damn good pop tracks.

Hero of the Year: Pete Doherty

That's just great NME, nice message to send to your pubescent readership- heroism can be bought in alleyways from dodgy strangers with puke on their face.

More ridiculous are the awards attempts to be taken seriously, such as the appearance of various politicians in the Villain of the Year category. So we have George Bush & Gordon Brown going head to head with Johnny Borrell & Amy Winehouse (who were surely 'cool' last year- how fickle the world of fame...).

And why bother have 'Worst' awards? It seems a pointless, and unnecessarily bitchy thing to do on a night that's supposed to be a celebration. I'm sure when 'The Hoosiers' were announced as worst band, at least some of the revelers were sitting there feeling a bit awkward thinking: 'They're my mates'.

Fear not, Hoosiers, you're being rejected by an awards ceremony which has a category to determine which is best: Bebo, Myspace or Facebook. It may not be the end of the world.

Full list of winners below..

Best British Band - Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:
The Cribs

Best International Band - The Killers

Also nominated:
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Kings Of Leon
My Chemical Romance

Best New Band - The Enemy

Also nominated:
Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong
The Pigeon Detectives
The Wombats

Best Live Band - Muse

Also nominated:
Arctic Monkeys
The Cribs
Kaiser Chiefs
My Chemical Romance

Best Solo Artist - Kate Nash

Also nominated:
Jack Penate
Jamie T
Amy Winehouse
Patrick Wolf

Best Album - ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ - Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:
‘Shotters Nation’ - Babyshambles
‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ – The Enemy
‘Myths Of The Near Future’ - Klaxons
‘In Rainbows’ – Radiohead

Best Track - ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ – Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:
‘Flux’ – Bloc Party
‘Men’s Needs’ – The Cribs
‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ - Oasis
‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Best Video - ‘Teddy Picker’ – Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:
‘Flux’ – Bloc Party
‘D.A.N.C.E.’ - Justice
‘Golden Skans’ - Klaxons
‘Teenagers’ – My Chemical Romance

Best Dancefloor Filler - ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Also nominated:
‘Flux’ – Bloc Party
‘Hummer’ - Foals
‘D.A.N.C.E.’ - Justice
‘Atlantis To Interzone’ - Klaxons

Best Music DVD - ‘Unplugged In New York’ - Nirvana

Also nominated:
‘Up The Shambles’ – Babyshambles
‘The Song Remains The Same (Special Edition)’ – Led Zeppelin
‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ - Oasis
‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ – Amy Winehouse

Best Live Event - Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festival

Also nominated:
Muse At Wembley Stadium
T In The Park
V Festival

Hero Of The Year - Pete Doherty

Also nominated:
Matt Bellamy
Noel Fielding
Ryan Jarman
Thom Yorke

Villain Of The Year - George W Bush

Also nominated:
Tony Blair
Johnny Borrell
Gordon Brown
Amy Winehouse

Best Dressed - Noel Fielding

Also nominated:
Pete Doherty
Kate Nash
Alex Turner
Gerard Way

Worst Dressed - Amy Winehouse

Also nominated:
Johnny Borrell
Pete Doherty
Gerard Way

Best Album Artwork - ‘The Good, The Bad & The Queen’ – The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Also nominated:
‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ – Arctic Monkeys
‘Sawdust’ – The Killers
‘Because Of The Times’ – Kings Of Leon
‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Manic Street Preachers

Best Radio Show - Zane Lowe (Radio 1)

Also nominated:
Russell Brand (Radio 2)
Chris Moyles (Radio 1)
Colin Murray (Radio 1)
Jo Whiley (Radio 1)

Worst Album - ‘Blackout’ - Britney Spears

Also nominated:
‘All The Lost Souls’ - James Blunt
‘The Trick To Life’ – The Hoosiers
‘Spirit’ - Leona Lewis
‘Life In Cartoon Motion’ - Mika

Worst Band - The Hoosiers

Also nominated:
30 Seconds To Mars
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Panic At The Disco
Best TV Show - The Mighty Boosh

Also nominated:
The IT Crowd
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Best Film - Control

Also nominated:
Hot Fuzz
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
The Simpsons Movie

Sexiest Man - Noel Fielding

Also nominated:
Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist
Julian Barratt
Nicky Wire
Patrick Wolf
Sexiest Woman - Kylie Minogue

Also nominated:
Jenny Lewis
Hayley Williams
Rachael Yamagata

Best Venue - Wembley Stadium

Also nominated:
Brixton Carling Academy
Glasgow Barrowland
London Astoria
Manchester Apollo
Best Website - Facebook

Also nominated:
Best Band Blog - Radiohead (www.radiohead.com/deadairspace)

Also nominated:
Lily Allen (www.myspace.com/lilymusic)
Foals (www.wearefoals.com/blog)
Lightspeed Champion (www.lightspeedchampion.com)
The Streets (www.myspace.com/thestreets)
Best Music Blog - The Modern Age (www.themodernage.org)

Also nominated:
The Hype Machine (hypem.com )
Nothing But Green Lights (nothingbutgreenlights.net)
Spinner (spinner.com)
Stereogum (stereogum.com)

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February 29, 2008 at 8:09 AM Evil Bob said...

In the defense of the NME I'm pretty sure that they're just as outraged at the Pete Doherty win as we are.

These awards are done by the readers unfortunately. About a year or two ago when they did their biggest rock stars (or some shit) and Pete Doherty placed high, in their blurb they chastised their readers for voting the chemical dustbin higher than Bob Dylan. Amongst others.

February 29, 2008 at 2:24 PM ctrl/alt/delete said...

your forgetting NME is shit , so what did you expect

March 1, 2008 at 1:45 PM Steve N Allen said...

I wish I was there to see the moment the Hero Of The Year was announced. They open the envelope and they say, "It's Pete Doherty."

And at the back of the room Batman stands up, throws down his napkin and storms out, shouting, "This is bullsh**!"

March 2, 2008 at 1:02 AM thecynicalgamer said...

Worst. Awards. Ever.
I think few more words can be said.