Arcade Fire, Foals, Kasabian up for Shockwaves NME Awards 2011

Nominations for awards announced as next phase of voting opens

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Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Foals and Biffy Clyro are among the acts nominated for this year's Shockwaves NME Awards.

The full nominations list for the honours are listed below – voting is open now at NME.COM/awards.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 23.

Foals have five nominations in total, including nods for Best British Band and Best Album, while Arcade Fire are nominated for four.

Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro are also up for the Best British Band honour, along with last year's winners Muse.

Along with Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Paramore and Bombay Bicycle Club were among the winners at last year's ceremony.

Dave Grohl is set to be crowned Godllike Genius at this year's event. He's then set to headline the NME Awards Big Gig with Foo Fighters on February 25 at London Wembley Arena, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.

The nominations for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 are:

Best British Band (supported by Shockwaves)
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro
Foals
Kasabian
Muse
(Last year's winner: Muse)

Best International Band (supported by T4)
Arcade Fire
Kings Of Leon
My Chemical Romance
The Drums
Vampire Weekend
(Last year's winner: Paramore)

Best Solo Artist
Florence Welch
Frank Turner
Kanye West
Laura Marling
Paul Weller
(Last year's winner: Jamie T)

Best New Band (supported by Boxfresh)
Beady Eye
Everything Everything
Hurts
The Drums
Two Door Cinema Club
(Last year's winner: Bombay Bicycle Club)

Best Live Band
Arcade Fire
Biffy Clyro
Foals
Kasabian
Muse
(Last year's winner: Arctic Monkeys)

Best Album
Arcade Fire – 'The Suburbs'
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'
(Last year's winner: Kasabian's 'West Ryder Lunatic Pauper Asylum')

Best Track (supported by NME Radio)
Cee Lo Green – 'Fuck You'
Foals – 'Spanish Sahara'
Gorillaz – 'Stylo'
Janelle Monae (featuring Big Boi) – 'Tightrope'
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – 'Bang Bang Bang'
(Last year's winner: The Big Pink's 'Dominos')

Best Video (supported by NME TV)
Arcade Fire – 'We Used To Wait'
Brandon Flowers – ‘Crossfire'
Chase & Status – 'Let You Go'
Gorillaz – 'Stylo'
My Chemical Romance – 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'
(Last year: Biffy Clyro's 'The Captain')

Best Festival
Download
Glastonbury
Reading And Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
V Festival
(Last year's winner: Glastonbury)

Best Dancefloor Filler
Crystal Castles – 'Baptism'
Kele – 'Tenderoni'
Plan B – 'Stay Too Long'
Professor Green – 'Jungle'
Tinie Tempah – 'Pass Out'
(Last year's winner: La Roux's 'In For The Kill' (Skream remix))

Best TV Show
Misfits
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Peep Show
Skins
The Inbetweeners
(Last year's winner: The Inbetweeners)

Best Film
Get Him To The Greek
Inception
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
The Social Network
(Last year's winner: Inglourious Basterds)

Hero Of The Year
Gerard Way
Julian Assange
Lady Gaga
Kanye West
(Last year: Rage Against The Machine)

Villain Of The Year
Axl Rose
David Cameron
Justin Bieber
Nick Clegg
Simon Cowell
(Last year's 'winner': Kanye West)

Most Stylish (supported by Shockwaves)
Brandon Flowers
Hayley Williams
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
Noel Fielding
(Last year's winner: Lady Gaga)

Least Stylish
Cheryl Cole
Justin Bieber
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
(Last year's 'winner': Lady Gaga)

Worst Album
Cheryl Cole – 'Messy Little Raindrops'
Justin Bieber – 'My World'
Katy Perry – 'Teenage Dream'
Kings Of Leon – 'Come Around Sundown'
My Chemical Romance – 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys'
(Last year's 'winner': Jonas Brothers)

Worst Band
30 Seconds To Mars
JLS
Jonas Brothers
Kings Of Leon
Tokio Hotel
(Last year's 'winner': Jonas Brothers)

Best Band Blog or Twitter
Frank Turner
Hayley Williams
Kanye West
Lily Allen
Theo Hutchcraft

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

Best Small Festival (50,000 capacity or lower)
Bestival
Kendal Calling
Latitude
RockNess
Underage Festival

Best Album Artwork
Foals – 'Total Life Forever'
Gorillaz – 'Plastic Beach'
Klaxons – 'Surfing The Void'
MGMT – 'Congratulations'
My Chemical Romance – 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys'
(Last year's winner : Kasabian's 'West Ryder Lunatic Pauper Asylum')

Hottest Woman
Alison Mosshart
Emily Haines
Hayley Williams
Lady Gaga
Shakira
(Last year's winner: Karen O)

Hottest Man
Alex Turner
Billie Joe Armstrong
Dominic Howard
Jared Leto
Matt Bellamy
(Last year's winner: Matt Bellamy)

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