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NME Awards 2005
Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Brandon Flowers, Alex Kapranos, Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME


It's a big affair this time round, with a red carpet and everything! The starry likes of Dita Von Teese, Juliette Lewis and ,erm, Dick And Dom join in the merriment. Although there's an early crisis when Shirley Manson and Michael Eavis both rock up in the exact same white suit. Sack the stylist etc...

Winners include Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Kaiser Chiefs and The Killers. Plus Noel Gallagher suggests that Oasis' next album will be called 'The Ear Has No Memory'. Imagine! Meanwhile, New Order pick up their Godlike Genius Award.

Presenters: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost

Best Track: Franz Ferdinan - 'Take Me Out'

Best Album: Franz Ferdinand - 'Franz Ferdinand'

Best Solo Artist: Graham Coxon

Best Live Band: Muse

Best Radio Show: Zane Lowe

Philip Hall Radar Winner: Kaiser Chiefs

Best International Band: The Killers

Best New Band: Razorlight

Best TV Show: 'Little Britain'

Best Event: Paul McCartney at Glastonbury

John Peel Award For Musical Innovation: The Others

Special Award For Lifelong Service To New Music: John Peel

Best Video: Green Day - 'American Idiot'

Best Music DVD: Oasis - 'Definitely Maybe'

Godlike Genius Award: New Order

Best Film: 'Shaun Of The Dead'

Best British Band: The Libertines

Sexiest Man: Brandon Flowers

Sexiest Woman: Gwen Stefani

Hero Of The Year: John Peel

Villain Of The Year: George Bush

Worst Album: Busted - 'A Present For Everyone'

Worst Band: Busted

Worst Dressed: Britney Spears

Best Website: NME.COM

Best Dressed: Brandon Flowers

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