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NME Awards 2002
The Strokes, Photo: PA


It was Strokes year at the award show in '02. Radiohead, Ash, Ian Brown, U2 and Kylie also picked up gongs on the night.

At the ceremony, Julian Casablancas said: "This is way more fun than the Brits. It's way more relaxing. The Brits are like industry and this is people." Meanwhile Kylie Minogue (winner of Best Pop Act) admitted she had a "soft spot for The Strokes."

Presenters: Zane Lowe/ Matt Lucas & David Walliams

Best New Act: The Strokes

Band Of The Year: The Strokes

Album Of The Year: The Strokes - 'Is This It'

Best Pop Act: Kylie Minogue

Best Solo Artist: Ian Brown

Best Video: Radiohead - 'Pyramid Song'

Best Live Act: U2

Outstanding Contribution to NME: The Charlatans

Best Radio 1 Session: The Charlatans

Best Heavy Metal Group: Lostprophets

Honorary NME Carling Tour Award: Lostprophets

Honorary NME Carling Tour Award: Andrew WK

Honorary NME Carling Tour Award: The Coral

Philip Hall On Award: The Coral

Best Radio Show: The Evening Session

Best Hip-Hop/ Rap Act: Missy Elliott

Best R&B/ Soul Act: Aaliyah

Best Dance Act: Basement Jaxx

Best TV Show : 'The Office'

Best Film: 'Moulin Rouge'

Godlike Genius Award: Nick Kent and Penny Smith

Honorary NME Carling Tour Award: Andrew WK

Best Single: Ash - 'Burn Baby Burn'

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