Babyshambles man wins the public vote

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Pete Doherty has been crowned Hero Of The Year at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 28).

The other nominees in the Hero Of The Year award category were: Matt Bellamy, Noel Fielding, Ryan Jarman and Thom Yorke.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.