First ever NME Awards USA takes place today (Apr 23)

Get ready for a big night in Los Angeles

First ever NME Awards USA takes place today (Apr 23)
The NME Awards USA are set to get underway in just a few hours time today (April 23).

The ceremony, held at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre, gets under way from 9pm (PST) and NME.COM will be bringing you all the build-up, the red carpet arrivals, the gossip, video interviews and the awards themselves from 7pm.

You can also watch the whole of NME Awards USA live exclusively through Myspace. To access the live stream head to NME’s MySpace page at

Already a key event on the global music scene with its annual British ceremony, this is the first time the NME Awards have been staged in America and you can expect a big night at the El Rey Theatre.

The Lemonheads, Mick Jones' Carbon/Silicon, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Jane's Addiction – whose original line-up are reforming especially for the event – will all be playing live, while the ceremony is being hosted by actor and comedian Jim Jeffries and Har Mar Superstar, - who will also be acting as NME.COM's roving reporter on the night.

Head to the full NME Awards USA index now at NME.COM/awardsusa, where we will have all the news, video interviews and blogs coming live throughout the night.

In the meantime, check out what's up for grabs – and who could be winning it – below:

Indie/ Alternative Band Of The Year (supported by Myspace)
Foo Fighters
Kings of Leon
The Killers
My Chemical Romance
The White Stripes

Best Indie Alternative Solo Artist
Ryan Adams
Andrew Bird
Albert Hammond Jr
Cat Power

Best Indie/ Alternative Track
Foo Fighters 'The Pretender'
The Killers 'Tranquilize'
LCD Soundsystem 'All My Friends'
My Chemical Romance 'Teenagers'
The White Stripes 'Icky Thump'

Best New Indie/ Alternative Solo Artist
Cass McCombs
Mark Ronson
Sam Sparro
Seasick Steve

Best International Indie/ Alternative Band
Arctic Monkeys
Arcade Fire

Best International Indie Alternative Solo Artist
Kate Nash
Jamie T
Amy Winehouse

Best International Indie/ Alternative Live Act
Arctic Monkeys
Arcade Fire
The Cribs
Kaiser Chiefs

Best International Indie/ Alternative Album
Arcade Fire 'Neon Bible'
Arctic Monkeys 'Favourite Worst Nightmare'
Babyshambles - 'Shotter's Nation'
Klaxons 'Myths Of The Near Future'
Radiohead 'In Rainbows'

Best International Indie/ Alternative Track
Arcade Fire 'Intervention'
Arctic Monkeys 'Teddy Picker'
Bloc Party ' Flux'
Kate Nash 'Foundations'
Klaxons 'Golden Skans'

Best New International Indie/ Alternative New Band
The Enemy
The Last Shadow Puppets
The Wombats

Best New International Indie/ Alternative Solo Artist
Lily Allen
Kate Nash
Lightspeed Champion
Jack Penate

Indie/ Alternative Album Of The Year (supported by
Foo Fighters 'Echoes Silence Patience And Grace'
The Hold Steady ' Girls And Boys Of America'
The Killers 'Sawdust'
Kings Of Leon 'Because Of The Times'
The White Stripes 'Icky Thump'

Best New Indie/ Alternative Band (supported by Yahoo! Music)
Band Of Horses
Black Kids
Vampire Weekend

Best American Indie/ Alternative Live Act
Foo Fighters
The Killers
Kings of Leon
My Chemical Romance
Queens Of The Stone Age

Best Video (supported by Heavy)
Arctic Monkeys 'Fluorescent Adolescent'
Foo Fighters 'Long Road To Ruin'
Justice 'D.A.N.C.E'
The Killers 'Tranquilize'
Oasis 'Lord Don’t Slow Me Down'

Best Film
'Simpsons The Movie'
'There Will Be Blood'
'No Country For Old Men'

Best TV Show
'Grey's Anatomy'
'The Mighty Boosh'
'The Office: An American Workplace'

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