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NME Awards 1996
Noel Gallagher, Photo: Getty


It should have been re-named the 'Oasis Awards' really. The brothers Gallagher swept the board winning, like, pretty much all the awards.

Noel Gallagher was quoted as saying: "Awards don't make you any better or any worse but it would really do my head in if I went out in the pouring rain to the post box to vote for my favourite band and then they went up and said they weren't bothered. I think that's tragic."

Oasis were followed closely behind in most categories by Pulp and Blur (that had to hurt).

Presenters: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Best Live Act: Oasis

Best Band: Oasis

Best LP: Oasis - '(What's The Story) Morning Glory'

Best Single: Oasis - 'Wonderwall'

Vibes Award For Best Dance Act: Goldie

Best Dance Act: The Prodigy

Best Solo Artist: Paul Weller

The Special Award For Services Beyond The Call Of Duty: Tony Crean for organising the War Child LP

Album Of The Year: Tricky - 'Maxinquaye'

Single Of The Year: Black Grape - 'Reverend Black Grape'

Worst Record: Robson and Jerome - 'I Believe'

Godlike Genius Award: Michael Eavis

Best Musical Event: Glastonbury

Non- Musical Event: French Nuclear Testing

Best Dressed Person: Jarvis Cocker

Worst Dressed Person: Jarvis Cocker

Best Video: Pulp - 'Common People'

Live Act Of The Year: Pulp

Best TV Programme: Shooting Stars

Best New Band: Supergrass

The Philip Hall Radar Award: Rocket From The Crypt

Best Radio Show: Radio 1's Evening Session

Best Film: The Usual Suspects

Best Comedian: Steve Coogan

Most Desirable Human Being: Liam Gallagher

Git Of The Year: Damon Albarn

Best Venue: London Brixton Academy

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