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NME Awards 2010
Kasabian, Noel Fielding and Courtney Love, Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME


Hosted by Jarvis Cocker (who can forget his 'motivational talk' or his hula hoop dancing?), this was possibly the slickest NME Awards so far.

There was no one act who swept the board, but Muse, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian all nabbed awards. Courtney Love opened the show with her new version of Hole, Paul Weller picked up a Godlike Genius Award and Matt Helders turned up looking like a TV cop from the 1970's, whilst The Big Pink and Lily Allen battled it out with Biffy Clyro and Marina Diamandis for best duet of the evening honours.

Presenter: Jarvis Cocker

Outstanding Contribution To Music: The Specials

Best Live Band: Arctic Monkeys

Best Festival: Glastonbury

Best British Band: Muse

Best Live Event: Blur- Hyde Park

Best Dancefloor Filler: La Roux - 'In For The Kill'

Best Solo Artist: Jamie T

Best Album: Kasabian

Best New Band: Bombay Bicycle Club

Best International Band: Paramore

Giving It Back Fan Award: Lily Allen

Philip Hall Radar Award: The Drums

Best Track: The Big Pink - 'Dominos'

Best Video: Biffy Clyro - 'The Captain'

Best TV Show: 'The Inbetweeners'

Best Website: Muse

Best Band Blog: Radiohead

Best Dressed: Lady Gaga

Worst Dressed: Lady Gaga

Worst Band: The Jonas Brothers

Worst Album: The Jonas Brothers - 'Lines, Vines And Trying Times'

Hottest Male: Matt Bellamy

Best Album Artwork: 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum'

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