Ex-US President scores double hat-trick at Shockwaves NME Awards


Former US President George W Bush has been named Villain Of The Year at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25).

It is the sixth year running Bush has won the category. He is yet to comment on his unprecedented run.

The category was split down the middle this year, with musicians and politicians attracting the votes.

The full list of nominees for Villain Of The Year were:

George Bush

Amy Winehouse

Gordon Brown

John McCain

Pete Doherty

For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.