The Academy Awards, The BAFTAs, The Grammys… they can all take themselves a little seriously you know? now don’t get us wrong: the fashion, the films, the music, the stars – we all love! But when a show is giving out awards shaped like an extended middle finger, has a sense of humour in it’s categories and brings soem incredible rock icons out on the town, we definitely sit up and take notice! so here’s all the low down you need to know about this year’s NME Awards!
In the words of the magazine them self:
“New bands, cult heroes and rock legends will be out in force for our annual knees-up”
Our favourite indie-rock chick Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) won big last night taking home the awards for Best Solo Artist ( beating out other esteemed artists like Noel Gallagher and Jake Bugg.
She also received the award for Best Dancefloor Anthem for ‘Sweet Nothing’ for her collaboration with Calvin Harris.
The Rolling Stones also got the nod from the coveted award show for Best Live Band (supported by Carling): Band member Ronnie Wood also accepted an award for Best Music Film for Crossfire Hurricane.
Other winners included:
Best British Band (supported by Sonos)
Winner: Biffy Clyro
Other nominees for the award:
Arctic Monkey, Kasabian, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, The Cribs
Best International Band (supported by Rekorderlig)
Winner: The Killers
Best New Band (supported by Spotify)
Winner: Palma Violets
Best Album (supported by Hoxton Gin)
Winner: The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’
Best Track (supported by Blackstar Amps)
Winner: Foals – ‘Inhaler’
Arctic Monkeys, ‘R U Mine?’
Haim, ‘Don’t Save Me’
MIA, ‘Bad Girls’
Palma Violets, ‘Best Of Friends’
Tame Impala, ‘Elephant’
Best TV Show
Winner: ‘Fresh Meat’
Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy
The Thick Of It
Winner: Blur – ’21′
Winner: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
Winner: Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets
Music Moment Of The Year
Winner: Olympics opening ceremony
Best Small Festival
Winner: Festival No.6
Best Fan Community
Winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Other nominees included:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Hero Of The Year
Winner: Barack Obama
Unfortunately wins at this awards show aren’t always the best of news: Villain Of The Year went to beloved boy band member Harry Styles (beating out other nominees: David Cameron, Skrillex, Psy, Fred Macpherson, Azealia Banks).
That was not where the bad luck ended for this floppy haired messer as his band One Direction scored the not-so-fabulous Worst Band award. Yikes. Ah well all in the name of a bit of fun and judging by the other nominees in this category (Muse, Mumford & Sons, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran) somehow I doubt the boys will be boo-hooing into their pillows for much time at all!
Sources: Spin1038.com, nme.com
Picture Sources: guardian.co.uk