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NME Awards 2012
Noel Gallagher at the NME Awards 2012. Photo: NME


2012's NME Awards were ones to remember with Noel Gallagher accepting the award for Godlike Genius saying: "To all the people down here who ever cited me as an influence you are fucking welcome. You are welcome." Florence And The Machine won two awards while Michael Eavis promised Glastonbury would be back with a strong line-up in 2013 after accepting the award for Best Festival. The Most Dedicated Fans awards went to Muse and Justin Bieber was dubbed Worst Villain of 2012... and Worst Album.

Presenter: Jack Whitehall

Best International Band: Foo Fighters

Best Video: Hurts - 'Sunday'

The Philip Hall Radar Award: Azealia Banks

Godlike Genius: Noel Gallagher

Best Solo Artist: Florence + The Machine

Best Track: Florence + The Machine - 'Shake It Out'

Best Dancefloor Anthem: Katy B - 'Broken Record'

Best TV Show: 'Fresh Meat'

Best Festival: Glastonbury

Best British Band: Kasabian

Best New Band: The Vaccines

Best Album: The Horrors - 'Skying'

Best Film: 'Submarine'

Worst Album: Justin Bieber - 'Under The Mistletoe'

Worst Band: One Direction

Hottest Woman: Hayley Williams, Paramore

Hottest Man: Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars

Best Blog: @LadyGaga

Best Album Artwork: Friendly Fires - 'Pala'

Best Small Festival: RockNess

Villain Of The Year: Justin Bieber

Hero Of The Year: Matt Bellamy

Best Live Band: Matt Bellamy

Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music: Pulp

Best Reissue: The Smiths - 'Complete Reissues'

Best Music Film: 'Back And Forth' - Foo Fighters

Greatest Music Moment Of The Year: The Stone Roses reunite

Best Book: Noel Fielding - 'The Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton'

Most Dedicated Fans: Muse

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