Nominations for this year's event announced

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The shortlists for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 were announced tonight (January 25). Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Muse, Oasis and Biffy Clyro are among the nominees.

Voting is now open at NME.COM/awards. See below for the full list of nominations.

Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian are leading the nominations field, both being up for six gongs including Best Band, Best Album and Best Live Band. Muse have also fared well, being up for Best Band, Best Album (for ‘The Resistance’) and Best Album Artwork.

A new award, the Giving It Back Fan Award, has been launched this year to note acts who go the extra yard for their fans. Vampire Weekend, Lily Allen, Kasabian and Danger Mouse join Arctic Monkeys on the nominations list.

The nominations for this year’s event, set to take place at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 24, were announced at a launch party at the London Tabernacle venue. The Maccabees played live at the event.

Last year Oasis were crowned Best British Band at the ceremony while Muse won three awards including the Best Live Band gong. See NME.COM/awards for a run-down of last year’s winners.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 nominations are:

Best British Band (sponsored by Shockwaves)
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro
Kasabian
Muse
Oasis

Best International Band (sponsored by 4music/T4)
Green Day
Kings Of Leon
Paramore
Vampire Weekend
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Solo Artist
Dizzee Rascal
Florence And The Machine
Jamie T
Julian Casablancas
Lady Gaga

Best New Band (sponsored by USC)
The Big Pink
Bombay Bicycle Club
Mumford & Sons
The xx
La Roux

Best Live Band (sponsored by Tuborg)
Arctic Monkeys
Kasabian
Muse
Radiohead
Them Crooked Vultures

Best Album (sponsored by HMV)
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Humbug’
Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’
Muse – ‘The Resistance’
The Cribs – ‘Ignore The Ignorant’
The Horrors – ‘Primary Colours’

Best Track (sponsored by NME Radio)
Animal Collective – ‘My Girls’
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Crying Lightning’
Florence And The Machine – ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’
Jamie T – ‘Sticks N’ Stones’
The Big Pink – ‘Dominos’

Best Video (sponsored by NME TV)
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Cornerstone ‘
Biffy Clyro – ‘The Captain’
Kasabian – ‘Fire’
The Maccabees – ‘Can You Give It’
Oasis – ‘Falling Down’

Best Live Event
Blur at Hyde Park
Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace
Muse at Teignmouth
Oasis at Heaton Park
The Dead Weather at Shoreditch Church

Best Festival
Download
Glastonbury
Reading And Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
V Festival

Best Dancefloor Filler
Dizzee Rascal And Armand Van Helden – ‘Bonkers’
Florence And The Machine – ‘You’ve Got The Love’
La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’ (Skream Remix)
Lady Gaga – ‘Poker Face’
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Zero’

Best TV Show
The Inbetweeners
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Peep Show
Skins
True Blood

Best Film
(500) Days Of Summer
In The Loop
Inglourious Basterds
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Where The Wild Things Are

Best DVD
Kings Of Leon – Live At The The O2 Arena
Flight Of The Conchords – Complete HBO Second Season
The Killers – Live From The Royal Albert Hall
The Mighty Boosh – Future Sailors
Nirvana – Live At Reading

Giving It Back Fan Award
Kasabian and Noel Fielding for free ‘Vlad The Impaler’ video
Danger Mouse for leaking ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’
Lily Allen for her Twitter ticket treasure hunt
Arctic Monkeys for their Oxfam golden tickets
Vampire Weekend for giving away ‘Horchata’ from the album ‘Contra’

Hero Of The Year
Beyoncé Knowles
Noel Gallagher
Rage Against The Machine
Matt Bellamy
Alex Turner

Villain Of The Year
Noel Gallagher
Liam Gallagher
Simon Cowell
Kanye West
Lady Gaga

Best Dressed
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
Noel Fielding
Florence Welch
Karen O

Worst Dressed
Lady Gaga
Matt Bellamy
Katy Perry
Liam Gallagher
Elly Jackson, La Roux

Worst Album
Green Day – ’21st Century Breakdown’
Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’
The Jonas Brothers – ‘Lines Vines Trying Times’
U2 – ‘No Line On The Horizon’
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Humbug’

Worst Band
Green Day
Oasis
Jonas Brothers
Paramore
JLS

Hottest Man
Head to NME.COM now to rate possibles including Alex Turner, Liam Gallagher, Peter Doherty, Matt Bellamy, Brandon Flowers and Julian Casablancas

Hottest Woman
Head to NME.COM now to rate possibles including Lily Allen, Alison Mosshart, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Florence Welch and Karen O

Best Website (excluding NME.COM)
Muse.mu
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Greenday.com

Best Album Artwork
Muse – ‘The Resistance’
Green Day – ’21st Century Breakdown’
Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’
The Cribs – ‘Ignore The Ignorant’
Manic Street Preachers – ‘Journal For Plague Lovers ‘

Best Band Blog
Muse (Muse.mu and Twitter.com/muse)
Radiohead (Radiohead.com/deadairspace)
Noel Gallagher (Oasisinet.com)
Los Campesinos! (Loscampesinos.com)
Paramore (Paramore.net)

Vote now at NME.COM/awards.

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In pictures – The Maccabees launch the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010