NME Awards History

The Smiths
The Smiths, Photo: REX


So it's a hop, skip and a jump to '84. The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and Frankie Goes The Hollywood are holding court, whilst the poll has been opened up to encompass Soul and Reggae (and has dropped the individual instruments categories).

It's also nice to see that Margaret Thatcher is retaining her mantle of Creep Of The Year (for the millionth year running).

Best Group
The Smiths

Best New Act
Bronski Beat

Best Reggae Act
Smiley Culture

Best Soul Act
Womack & Womack

Best TV Show
'The Tube'

Best Radio Show
John Peel

Best Single
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'Relax'

Best LP
Cocteau Twins - 'Treasure'

Best Dressed Sleeve
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'Welcome To The Pleasure Dome'

Promo Video
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'Two Tribes'

Best Film

Best Male Singer

Best Songwriter
Morrissey & Marr

Best Female Singer
Elizabeth Fraser

Best Instrumentalist
Johnny Marr

Best Dressed Person
Paul Weller

Creep Of The Year
Margaret Thatcher

Most Wonderful Human Being
Arthur Scargill

NME Awards 1984
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