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NME Awards 2006
Ian Brown with Arctic Monkeys, Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME


Kaiser Chiefs, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys were the big winners, while Russell Brand graced us with his most excellent hosting presence. Watch him below have a 'ding dong' with bezzie mate Noel Gallagher.

Meanwhile The Strokes thanked us for writing "crazy shit", Alex Turner dissed the revelers for coming in "fancy dress" and Kanye West picked up the 'Best Solo Artist' gong.

Presenter: Russell Brand

Best New Band: Arctic Monkeys

Best Video: Oasis - 'The Importance of Being Idle'

Best International Band: The Strokes

Best TV Show: 'Gonzo'

Best Solo Artist: Kanye West

Philip Hall Radar Award: The Long Blondes

Best Radio Show: Zane Lowe

Best Event: Reading and Leeds Festivals

Best Live Band: Franz Ferdinand

Best Music DVD: Live 8

Best Film: 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

John Peel Music Innovation Award: Gorillaz

Best Track: Arctic Monkeys - 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor'

Best Album: Kaiser Chiefs - 'Employment'

Best British Band: Arctic Monkeys

Godlike Genius Award: Ian Brown

Best Website: NME.com

Best Venue: Brixton Academy

Hero of the Year: Bob Geldof

Villain of the Year: George W. Bush

Best Dressed: Ricky Wilson

Worst Dressed: Justin Hawkins

Worst Album: James Blunt - 'Back to Bedlam'

Worst Band: Son of Dork

Sexiest Man: Pete Doherty

Sexiest Woman: Madonna

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