Gerard Way's men rewarded at Los Angeles ceremony
The New Jersey group were not at the El Rey Theatre to pick up their prize, voted by NME.COM‘s US users, but presenters Alice Cooper and Danny Saber accepted the award for the band.
The other nominees were:
Kings Of Leon
Queens Of The Stone Age
With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of the NME Awards in north America.