NME Awards - History

Happy Mondays
Happy Mondays, Photo: PA


The Charlatans and Happy Mondays dominate the poll. Morrissey holds firm on the 'Solo Artist' front, whilst Thatcher is finally ousted from the Bastard/Creep category by Saddam Hussein.

Best Single: The Charlatans - 'The Only One I Know'

Best LP: Happy Mondays - 'Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches'

Best New Band/Artist: The Charlatans

Best Band: Happy Mondays

Event Of The Year: Thatcher's Resignation

Solo Artist: Morrissey

Radio Show: John Peel

TV Show: Vic Reeves' Big Night Out

Film Of The Year: 'Wild At Heart'

Club Or Venue: Town & Country Club

Hype Of The Year: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fashion Item Of The Year: DM Boots

Bastard Of The Year: Saddam Hussein

Object Of Desire: Betty Boo

Word/Phrase: 'You wouldn't let it lie!"

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