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: '1984'

Best Male Singer: Bono

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

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