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NME Awards 2012

  • Katy B accepts her Dancefloor Anthem award for 'Broken Record'.

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  • Although they couldn't be present, Foo Fighters accept their award for Best International Band.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Florence Welch performs at the NME Awards.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Nick Grimshaw and Katy B present the award for Best International Band.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Hurts receive the award for Best Video for their track 'Sunday'.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • The evening's host Jack Whitehall greets the crowd.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Kasabian run through a few of their hits.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Kasabian performing at the NME Awards 2012.

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  • Kasabian treat the crowd to a couple of songs.

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  • Kasabian kick off the night with a performance.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • The NME Awards are in full swing.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Florence awaits to find out if she wins the Best Solo Artist award.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Noel Fielding helps introduce the awards, dressed as The Mighty Boosh's Hitcher.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Kasabian perform 'Switchblade Smiles' and 'Days Are Forgotten'.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Tribes smile for the camera.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Tribes, who also recently wrapped up playing on the NME Awards Tour, arrive at the Awards.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Hurts arrive, eager to find out if they will take home any awards.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Friendly Fires arrive.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Metronomy return to O2 Academy Brixton, days after playing there for the NME Awards Tour.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Carl Barat arrives, ready to present the award for Best Video.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Noel Fielding poses for a quick photo.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Johnny Marr arrives at the NME Awards.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • The Enemy settle at a table, ready for the big night to begin.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Red carpet action is in full swing.

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  • Ghostpoet arrives on the red carpet.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Spector hit up the NME Awards.

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  • Graham Coxon stops for a chat on the red carpet.

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  • Noel Gallagher and his wife arrive, with the singer ready to pick up the Godlike Genius Award.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • The Horrors arrive, ready to perform with Florence + The Machine.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Katy B arrives at the NME Awards.

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  • Stooshe arrive in colourful attire.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • The Enemy pose for a photo as they arrive at O2 Academy Brixton.

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  • Miles Kane looks stylish as he hits up the NME Awards.

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  • Bez dances his way down the red carpet.

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  • The Vaccines at the NME Awards 2012.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Fresh from their headline slot on the NME Awards Tour, Two Door Cinema Club arrive.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Graham Coxon hits the red carpet.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • The Heartbreaks show up at the ceremony.

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  • Alexa Chung strikes a pose on the red carpet.

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  • The Maccabees show up, ready to perform a track later in the evening.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • The NME Awards 2012 kick off.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • The Vaccines arrive on the red carpet.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Fans wait in the queue to get into O2 Brixton Academy.

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  • Last preparations are made before the ceremony begins.

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  • A few punters pose for a picture with their pit passes.

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  • Fans wait outside the venue to catch a glimpse of the stars as they pass by on the red carpet.

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  • The tables are set and ready for the awards.

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  • And so February 29th hits. Not does this day mark the Leap Year, but it also marks the NME Awards 2012. You can watch the entire ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (March 3) at 11.55pm (GMT). Half an hour of highlights will be shown on T4 at 9.25am (GMT) the same day. But until then, here's a look at some photos from O2 Academy Brixton's big event.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Pulp soundcheck for their performance ahead of the big night.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • The Brixton-based music venue is transformed into an awards ceremony hall.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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