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NME Awards 2003
The Libertines, Photo: PA


Coldplay and Oasis were big winners, with Noel Gallagher hushing the assembled crowd with a beautiful, acoustic take on 'Wonderwall'.

Meanwhile there was drama when Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Nick Jago refused to get offstage when he collected the Best Video award. One wag shouted: 'You're only the drummer.' Ouch. The Libertines took home the Best New Band trophy, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs won the Philip Hall award and the surviving members of The Clash picked up the Godlike Genius award.

Presenter: Bill Bailey

NME Album Of The Year: Coldplay - 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'

Album Of The Year: Coldplay - 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'

NME Artist Of The Year: Oasis

Best UK Band: Oasis

Best New Band: The Libertines

Best Single: The Vines - 'Get Free'

NME Best Single: The Doves - 'There Goes The Fear'

Best International Band: The Hives

The Fuck Me! Award For Innovation: The Polyphonic Spree

Philip Hall Hot New Band Award: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Video: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll (Punk Song)'

Best Solo Artist: Ryan Adams

Hero Of The Year: Ozzy Osbourne

Best TV Show: 'The Osbournes'

Best Live Venue: London Astoria

Best Haircut: Liam Gallagher

Best Dressed: The Hives

Best Website: NME.com

Event Of The Year: Reading/ Leeds Festival

Villain Of The Year: Robbie Williams

Worst Album: Robbie Williams - 'Escapeology'

Worst Single: Robbie Williams - 'Feel'

Worst Band: Nickelback

Worst Haircut: Jack Osbourne

Worst Dressed: Christina Aguilera

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