With the NME Awards just around the corner, it’s time to check out who’s in the running for a prize. Arctic Monkeys lead the pack with seven nominations including Best Music Moment for their Glastonbury set. Plus, Alex Turner’s nominated for Hero Of The Year. The band have bagged 13 gongs in previous years.
Kanye West might have bagged Villain Of The Year in 2010 but the tides have turned this year. Yeezy’s up for three awards including Best Album and Best Solo Artist.
Haim have never won an NME Award before, but this year they’re nominated for four plus two for individual members. Este’s competing with Alex Turner for Hero Of The Year and Alana’s blog is also celebrated.
It all kicked off last year when Harry Styles won Villain Of The Year and One Direction bagged Worst Band. They’re nominated for both categories again this year. #Sorrynotsorry 1D fans.
Lily Allen’s up for three awards this year including Best Music Video and Best Track. She stormed out of the 2010 ceremony after an argument with Courtney Love. Let’s hope for an equally rowdy evening this year.
Despite never being scooping an NME Award before, Savages are big contenders for three gongs this year including Best Blog/Twitter.
Russell Brand always causes controversy so it’s not a big shocker that he’s in the running for both Hero Of The Year and Villain Of The Year. He clashed with Bob Geldof while presenting the NME Awards in 2006.
The Smiths scooped a prize for Best Reissue in 2012, but this year Morrissey’s in the running for gongs on on his lonesome. The former frontman is being celebrated for both his music and his autobiography.
James Blunt won Worst Album at the 2006 NME Awards, but he’s gained a online following this year with his hilarious replies to Twitter trolls and is nominated for Best Blog/Twitter at this year’s event.
With three nominations, including Best Live Band and Best Album, Queens Of The Stone Age will be hoping to add to their haul of NME Awards this year. The group scooped Best Live Band in 2004.
Acclaimed music film Made Of Stone is nominated for Best Movie. Detailing the history of The Stone Roses – who were nominated for Music Moment of the Year at last year’s awards – it’s competing against titles like Muscle Shoals and Dave Grohl produced Sound City .
Russian punk band Pussy Riot have the chance to bag gongs at this year’s event. The band – two of whom were released for prison just last month after being arrested for protesting outside a cathedral – are nominated for Hero Of The Year.
David Bowie’s up for Hero Of The Year, obvs. If he wins it will be his first ever NME Award.
Both Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are both competing for Villain Of The Year at the 2014 Awards. The pair, whose raunchy VMA performance made stomachs across the world turn, have never attended the NME Awards. There’s always a first time, eh?
Vladimir Putin is a surprise contender for Villian Of The Year. He’s not the first politician to be nominated for the award though. George. W. Bush held on to the title for six years from 2003 – 2009.
Grimes’ anti-misogny blog sparked a series of female musicians speaking out about the industry in 2013. It’s nominated for Best Blog at the awards.
Breaking Bad were the words on any regular Netflix user’s lips last year so it’s no surprise it’s in the running for Best TV Show. The cult hit’s going up against Fresh Meat and Sherlock.