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NME Awards 2009
The Cure at the 2009 NME Awards, Photo: Timothy Cochrane/NME


Dizzee gave a sweet acceptance speech, La Roux and Franz teamed up for Blondie's 'Call Me', we had blub over Damon and Graham reuniting for a lovely, lovely version of 'This Is A Low' and the award for 'biggest hat' of the evening went to Grace Jones.

Other highlights included Tim Burton presenting The Cure with their Godlike Genius award, Sarah Harding pretending to join Arctic Monkeys and Friendly Fires doing their Brazilian dancers thing to full effect.

Best Live Band: Muse

Best DVD: Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo

Best New Band: MGMT

Best Dancefloor Filler: Dizzee Rascal - 'Dance Wiv Me'

Best Album: Kings Of Leon - 'Only By The Night'

Philip Hall Radar Award: The Big Pink

Best Live Event: Glastonbury

Best Solo Artist: Pete Doherty

Outstanding Contribution To British Music: Elbow

Best TV Show: 'The Mighty Boosh'

Best International Band: The Killers

Best Track: MGMT - 'Time To Pretend'

Best Video: The Last Shadow Puppets - 'My Mistakes Were Made For You'

Best British Band: Oasis

Godlike Genius Award: The Cure

Best Website: Youtube

Best Band Blog: Noel Gallagher, Oasis

Best Album Artwork: Muse - 'Haarp'

Best Venue: London Astoria

Hero Of The Year: Barack Obama

Villain Of The Year: George Bush

Best Dressed: Alexa Chung

Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse

Worst Band: Jonas Brothers

Sexiest Man: Matt Bellamy

Sexiest Woman: Hayley Williams

Worst Album: Jonas Brothers - 'A Little Bit Longer'

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