NME Awards - History

Blur, Photo: PA


Blur swept the board at the awards, at the awards which took place on January 24th. There was an inevitable showdown between Damon Albarn and Oasis' Liam Gallagher. In fact, Liam jeered at Shed Seven and Elastica during his acceptance speeches but was told to "shut the fuck up" by Manics' James Dean Bradfield as they collected their award for best Radio 1 Evening Session Of The Year award.

Presenters: Tip Top TV

Best LP (voted by NME readers): Blur - 'Parklife'

Best Single (voted by NME readers): Oasis - 'Live Forever'

Best New Band: Oasis

Best Solo Artist: Paul Weller

Worst Record: Whigfield - 'Saturday Night'

Film Of The Year: Pulp Fiction

Best TV Show: Knowing Me, Knowing You...With Alan Partridge

Best Comedian: Steve Coogan

Most Desirable Human Being: Kylie Minogue

Best Club/Venue: London Brixton Academy

NME Album Of The Year: Oasis - 'Definitely Maybe'

NME Singles Of The Year: Blue - 'Girls And Boys'

Philip Hall/ On Award For Best New Act: Gene

Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music: Alan McGee, Creation Records

Live Act Of The Year: Blur

Best Rap Artist: Warren G

Event Of The Year: Glastonbury Festival

Bummer Of The Year: Kurt Cobain's Suicide

Best Video: Blur - 'Parklife'

Best Band: Blur

Best Live Event: Orbital at Glastonbury

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