A vintage year
Iconic: it’s Garbage’s Shirley Manson, who picked up the NME Icon award at the ceremony – presented to her by Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth.
And here’s Jehnny to share the moment.
Here’s The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, whose 2017 song ‘Something To Remember Me By’ was nominated for Best Track supported by Estrella Galicia.
Stefflon Don’s here! She picked up the Best New Artist award, supported by Vans.
Grime collective BBK are up next, after their Innovation Award win.
Here you can see Skepta holding a skull – amazing – and Craig David coming in for a lil hug on the left.
Skepta pays his dues to the UK garage icon.
Bastille (minus frontman Dan Smith) join Craig to celebrate their joint win for Best Collaboration supported by VO5.
It’s Haim time! The LA trio won Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes Winery.
As they took to the podium to be anointed Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes Winery, Haim said: “Holy shit guys. Um. We want to thank the NME for always being so cool to us and always being champions of music.” Aw, shuck!
Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno join Haim for a celebratory pic after their win for Best Live Act supported by Nikon.
Muse are up next, picking up Best Festival Headliner supported by Anna Valley.
Middle fingers up: Alt-J strike a pose after picking up Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.
One of the final awards of the night went to J Hus for his incredible album ‘Common Sense’. Here he is with model and actor Naomi Campbell, who presented him with the award for Best Album supported by Orange Amplification.
Sole mates: Pro Green and Avelino celebrate the latter’s win for Best Mixtape supported by Bulldog Gin.
Here’s the London indie crew The Big Moon, who won Best Music Video supported by Princess Yachts – and they’re joined by James ‘Hold Back The River’ Bay.
Glastonbury bosses Michael & Emily Eavis were chuffed to have won Best Festival supported by ID&C – Michael was of course wearing his trademark short shorts.
After presenting the award for Best British Solo Artist supported by VO5 to Loyle Carner, fellow south Londoner Big Narstie brought him upstairs for a quick pic.
The NME cover stars picked up the Under The Radar award supported by HMV. They’re happy really, promise.
After Brix Smith Start took to the stage to deliver a speech in tribute to her late ex-husband and band-mate, The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, she came to the winners’ room to show us how to channel the spirit of rock. And with that, another vintage year of the VO5 NME Awards is over.