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NME Awards 2011
Foo Fighters at the NME Awards 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME


Hosted by 'Shooting Stars' character Angelos Epithemiou, the awards were pretty rock-tastic with the Foo Fighters playing a two hour live set, after winning the Godlike Genius Award (Dave Grohl began his speech with the LOL-tastic opener: "You guys realise you gave this to a drummer, right?"). My Chemical Romance ran off with a couple of trophies (not for 'Best Hair Dye' though), Biffy Clyro picked one up and Muse nabbed their ninth (yes ninth).

Presenter: Angelos Epithemiou

Best International Band: My Chemical Romance

Best Video: My Chemical Romance - 'Na Na Na'

The Philip Hall Radar Award: The Naked And Famous

Godlike Genius: Dave Grohl

John Peel Award For Innovation: Crystal Castles

Best Solo Artist: Laura Marling

Dancefloor Filler: Professor Green - 'Jungle'

Best TV Show: 'Skins'

Best Festival: Glastonbury

Best British Band: Muse

Best New Band: Hurts

Best Album: Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs'

Best Film: 'Inception'

Least Stylish: Justin Bieber

Worst Album: Justin Bieber- 'My World'

Worst Band: Jonas Brothers

Most Stylish: Brandon Flowers

Hottest Woman: Alison Mosshart

Hottest Man: Matt Bellamy

Best Blog: Hayley Williams

Best Album Artwork: Klaxons - 'Surfing The Void'

Best Small Festival: Rockness

Villain Of The Year: David Cameron

Hero Of The Year: Lady Gaga

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