Your thousands of votes have been counted, to decide first the nominees, and then the winners.

So here they are then: the winners. The great and the good of the indie world showed up to the O2 Academy Brixton for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011, but only a lucky few could win.


The results were pretty varied this year. No one band dominated proceedings and only My Chemical Romance (Best International Band, Best Video) and Justin Bieber (Worst Album, Least Stylish) picked up more than one award. Matt Bellamy was awarded hottest male for the third year running while Muse picked up Best British Band for the second year in a row.

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Laura Marling followed her Brits triumph with her second Solo Artist nod in a week while Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' beat Crystal Castles and Foals to Best Album, completing a pretty good awards season for the "unknown" band.

All the awards were voted for by the public on NME.COM, except the Philip Hall Radar Award, the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award, the John Peel Award For Innovation and our Godlike Genius accolade.

Here's the full rundown. Let us know what you think.

The winners in full:

Best British Band (supported by Shockwaves)
Runners Up:
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro

Best International Band (supported by T4)
My Chemical Romance
Runners Up:
Arcade Fire
Kings Of Leon
The Drums
Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist
Laura Marling
Runners Up:
Florence And The Machine
Frank Turner
Kanye West
Paul Weller

Best New Band (supported by Boxfresh)
Runners Up:
Beady Eye
Everything Everything
The Drums
Two Door Cinema Club

Best Live Band
Biffy Clyro
Runners Up:
Arcade Fire

Best Album
Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs'
Runners Up:
Crystal Castles – 'Crystal Castles II'
Foals – 'Total Life Forever'
My Chemical Romance – 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys'
Two Door Cinema Club – 'Tourist History'


Best Track (supported by NME Radio)
Foals – 'Spanish Sahara'
Runners Up:
Cee Lo Green – ‘Fuck You’
Gorillaz – 'Stylo'
Janelle Monae (feat Big Boi) – 'Tightrope'
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – 'Bang Bang Bang'

Best Video (supported by NME TV)
My Chemical Romance – 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'
Runners Up:
Arcade Fire – 'We Used To Wait'
Brandon Flowers – 'Crossfire'
Chase & Status – 'Let You Go'
Gorillaz – 'Stylo'


Best Festival
Runners Up:
Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
V Festival

Best Dancefloor Filler
Professor Green – 'Jungle'
Runners Up:
Crystal Castles – 'Baptism'
Kele – 'Tenderoni'
Plan B – 'Stay Too Long'
Tinie Tempah – 'Pass Out'

Best TV Show
Runners Up:
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Peep Show
The Inbetweeners

Best Film
Runners Up:
Get Him To The Greek
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
The Social Network

Hero Of The Year
Lady Gaga
Runners Up:
Gerard Way
Julian Assange
Matt Bellamy
Kanye West


Villain Of The Year
David Cameron
Runners Up:
Axl Rose
Justin Bieber
Nick Clegg
Simon Cowell

Most Stylish
Brandon Flowers
Runners Up:
Hayley Williams
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
Noel Fielding

Least Stylish
Justin Bieber
Runners Up:
Cheryl Cole
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher

Worst Album
Justin Bieber – 'My World'
Runners Up:
Cheryl Cole – 'Messy Little Raindrops'
Katy Perry – 'Teenage Dream'
Kings Of Leon – 'Come Around Sundown'
My Chemical Romance – 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys'

Worst Band
Jonas Brothers
Runners Up:
Tokio Hotel
30 Seconds To Mars
Kings Of Leon

Best Blog
Hayley Williams
Runners Up:
Theo Hutchcraft
Frank Turner
Kanye West
Lily Allen

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Best Book
John Lydon – Mr Rotten's Scrapbook
Runners Up:
Carl Barât – Threepenny Memoir
Jay-Z – Decoded
Keith Richards – Life
Russell Brand – My Booky Wook 2

Best Small Festival
Runners Up:
Kendal Calling
Underage Festival

Best Album Artwork
Klaxons – 'Surfing The Void'
Runners Up:
Foals - 'Total Life Forever'
Gorillaz – 'Plastic Beach'
MGMT – ‘Congratulations’
My Chemical Romance – 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys'

Hottest Woman
Alison Mosshart
Runners Up:
Hayley Williams
Lady Gaga
Emily Haines

Hottest Man
Matt Bellamy
Runner Up:
Alex Turner
Billie Joe Armstrong
Dominic Howard
Jared Leto

Finally, four awards bestowed by NME (non-voted):

Philip Hall Radar Award – The Naked & Famous

Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music – PJ Harvey

John Peel Award For Innovation – Crystal Castles

Godlike Genius – Dave Grohl

What do you think? Did the right people win?

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