NME Awards History

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).

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Best Live Act

Best Band

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

Best Single
Oasis - 'Wonderwall'

Vibes Award For Best Dance Act

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

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

Best TV Programme
Shooting Stars

Best New Band

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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