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NME Awards 2008
Alex Turner, Noel Fielding, Matt Bellamy and James Righton (Klaxons), Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
 

2008

Mat Horne and James Corden hosted, Arctic Monkeys swept the board, Manic Street Preachers won the Godlike Genius Award and The Killers accepted their award with a video which featured, um, Mike Tyson. Meanwhile, Kimberly Stewart and Agyness Deyn added some glam to the proceedings and Lightspeed Champion dressed up like Darth Vader for his performance. Oh and, er, Danny Dyer turned up.

Presenters: Mat Horne & James Corden


Best Track: Arctic Monkeys - 'Fluorescent Adolescent'

Best Video: 'Teddy Picker'

Best British Band: Arctic Monkeys

Best Album: Klaxons - 'Myths Of The Near Future'

Best Solo Artist: Kate Nash

Best Dancefloor Filler: The Wombats - 'Lets Dance To Joy Division'

Best Film: 'Control'

Best International Band: The Killers

Best Live Band: Muse

Best New Band: The Enemy

Philip Hall Radar Award: Glasvegas

Best Radio Show: Zane Lowe

Best TV Show: The Mighty Boosh

Godlike Genius Award: Manic Street Preachers

Hero Of The Year: Pete Doherty

Villain Of The Year: George Bush

Sexiest Man: Noel Fielding

Sexiest Woman: Kylie Minogue

Worst Band: The Hoosiers

Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse

Best Dressed: Noel Fielding

Worst Album: Britney Spears - 'Blackout'

Best Album Artwork: The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Best Music DVD: Nirvana - 'Unplugged In New York'

Best Website: Facebook

Best Venue: Wembley Stadium

Best Band Blog: Radiohead

Best Music Blog: The Modern Age

John Peel Award For Innovation: Radiohead





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