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NME Awards 1997
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Taking place on January 28th at the Camden Centre, the Manic Street Preachers swept the board, following the previous year's 'Everything Must Go'. James Dean Bradfield told us: "The obvious things aside, it has been a good year for us, but obviously its hard for us to say that too enthusiastically." Meanwhile Noel Gallagher caused a bit of controversy for saying that taking drugs was like "having a cup of tea in the morning." Tory MP Edwina Currie said: "he is incapable of uttering sensible words, even when he's sober."


Best LP (voted for by readers)
Manic Street Preachers - 'Everything Must Go'

Best Single (voted for by readers)
Manic Street Preachers - 'A Design For Life'

Best Live Act
Manic Street Preachers

Musical Moment Of the Year
Skinner, Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds - 'Three Lions'

Best LP
Beck - 'Odelay'

Best Single
Underworld - 'Born Slippy'

Worst Single
Spice Girls - 'Wannabe'

Best Solo Artist

Best Radio Show
Radio 1 Evening Session

Most Desirable Person
Louise Wener

Best Video
The Prodigy - 'Firestarter'

Biggest Disappointment
The Stone Roses breaking up

Best Club/ Venue
Brixton Academy

Best Band (voted by readers)

Worst Dressed Person
Liam Gallagher

Worst Band

Arse Of The Year
Liam Gallagher

Musical Event Of The Year
Oasis at Knebworth

Radio 1 Evening Session Of The Year

Best New Band/Artist
Kula Shaker

Philip Hall/ On Award for Best New Act
Super Furry Animals

Best Dance Act
The Prodigy

Vibes Award For Best Dance Act

Best Film

Best TV Show
'Shooting Stars'

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