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And so it begins again… After 1993’s Brit Awards had the news pages of NME screaming: “Must We Throw This Brit At Our Pop Kids?” (Annie Lennox and Simply Red both picked up a duo of awards), the NME Awards were resurrected, re-branding themselves as ‘The Brats’ in retaliation.

Britpop was in its halcyon period; to reflect this the likes of Radiohead, Suede and Elastica took home awards. The cover of the February 5th issue was: ‘Take Brat And Party!’ and featured Yorke, Frischmann and Anderson pouting and holding their awards aloft. Hitting all the mid-90s culture reference points, it was hosted by Vic and Bob, took place at London’s New Empire and was broadcast on the The Evening Session.

Presenters
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

 

Best New Band
Elastica

Best Single
Radiohead – ‘Creep’

Best Band
Suede

Best Album
The Boo Radleys – ‘Giant Steps’

Best Dance Act
Orbital

Godlike Genius Award
John Peel

Best Dance Act
Orbital

Live Event
Megadog

Rap Act
Cypress Hill

Best Film
Reservoir Dogs

Worst Record
Meatloaf – ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’

Best Venue
The Forum

Event of 1993
Unity March

Best Radio Show
John Peel

Hype
Jurassic Park

Best Solo Artist
Bjork

Best New Act
Credit To The Nation

Bastard
John Major

Object Of Desire
Bjork

Watch this clip of Vic and Bob interviewing a slightly harassed looking Brett Anderson. “Do you like laughing?” Classic.