Nominations for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 have been announced. And vying for the title of Best British Band are Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, Muse and Oasis. Oasis will be looking to claim the award for a second year running. Cast your vote here. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The awards, which take place in London on February 24, see Kings Of Leon and Vampire Weekend once again nominated for Best International Band. Competing with them are Paramore, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Green Day. Last year’s winner: The Killers. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The acts nominated for the award for Best Solo Artist this year include Dizzee Rascal, Florence & The Machine, Jamie T, Julian Casablancas and Lady Gaga. Vote for who you think should win here. Last year’s winner: Pete Doherty. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Who was the Best New Band to emerge in the past 12 months? The Big Pink, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mumford & Sons, The xx and La Roux are all in the running. Cast your vote in this category here. Last year’s winner: MGMT. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Muse will be looking to scoop the award for Best Live Band for the third year in a row. Challenging them this year are Radiohead, Them Crooked Vultures, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian. Pic: PA Photos
Best Album sees Arctic Monkeys (‘Humbug’), Kasabian (‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’), Muse (‘The Resistance’), The Cribs (‘Ignore The Ignorant’) and The Horrors (‘Primary Colours’) competing for the award. Last year’s winner: Kings Of Leon, ‘Only By The Night’. Pic: Tom Oxley
Florence And The Machine’s remarkable year continues with a Best Track nomination for ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’. Also battling for the accolade will be Animal Collective (‘My Girl’), Arctic Monkeys (‘Crying Lightning’), Jamie T (‘Sticks N Stones’) and The Big Pink (‘Dominos’). Last year’s winner: MGMT, ‘Time To Pretend’. Pic: Danny North
Another nomination for Kasabian, this time in the Best Video category for ‘Fire’. They’ll be up against Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Cornerstone ‘, Biffy Clyro’s ‘The Captain’, The Maccabees’ ‘Can You Give It’, and Oasis ‘Falling Down’. Cast your vote here. Last year’s winner: The Last Shadow Puppets, ‘My Mistakes Were Made For You’. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The award for Best Live Event includes nominations for Blur at Hyde Park, Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace, Muse at Teignmouth, Oasis at Heaton Park and The Dead Weather at Shoreditch Church. Vote for the event you think should win here. Last year’s winner: Glastonbury. Pic: Andy Willsher
The films fighting out to be crowned Best Film at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 are (500) Days Of Summer, In The Loop, Inglourious Basterds, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Where The Wild Things Are. Pick your favourite here.
Up for Best DVD this year are Kings Of Leon’s ‘Live At The O2′, The Killers’ ‘Live From The Royal Albert Hall’, and Nirvana’s ‘Live At Reading’. Competing with them will be Flight Of The Conchords’ Complete HBO Second Season, and The Mighty Boosh’s Live – Future Sailors Tour . Last year’s winner: Arctic Monkeys, ‘Live At The Apollo’.
The category for Best TV Show sees nominations again for Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Skins. Rivalling them for the title this year will be True Blood, Peep Show and The Inbetweeners. Vote for your favourite here. Last year’s winner: The Mighty Boosh.
A new award this year at the Shockwaves NME awards 2010 is the Giving It Back Fan Award. Featured this year will be Kasabian and Noel Fielding for free ‘Vlad The Impaler’ video, Danger Mouse for leaking ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’, Lily Allen for her Twitter ticket treasure hunt, Arctic Monkeys for their Oxfam golden tickets and Vampire Weekend for giving away ‘Horchata’ from album ‘Contra’
The award for Best Website will be contested this year between Muse.mu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Greenday.com. Last year’s winner: YouTube
No rest for the Jonas Brothers as they find themselves nominated for Worst Band for a second year running. They’ll be hoping that either Green Day, Oasis, Paramore or JLS (pictured) will beat them to it. Pic: PA Photos
Rage Against The Machine are up for Hero/s Of The Year after liberating the Christmas No.1 spot from The X Factor. Nominated alongside them are Beyonce Knowles, Noel Gallagher, Matt Bellamy and Alex Turner. Vote for your Hero/s Of The Year here. Last year’s winner: Barack Obama. Pic: Andy Willsher
Unsurprisingly, Simon Cowell finds himself up for Villain Of The Year. Also in the category this year are Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Kanye West and Lady GaGa. Vote for which one you loathe the most here. Last year’s winner: George W. Bush. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Lady Gaga’s eccentric taste in outfits has got herself a nomination for Best Dressed at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010. She’ll be competing with Liam Gallagher, Noel Fielding, Florence Welch and Karen O (pictured). Last year’s winner: Alexa Chung. Pic: Pamela Littky
Puzzlingly, perhaps, Lady Gaga also finds herself nominated in the Worst Dressed category, alongside Matt Bellamy, Katy Perry (pictured), Liam Gallagher and Elly Jackson. Vote here. Last year’s winner: Amy Winehouse. Pic: PA Photos
How about the Worst Album of the year? Arctic Monkeys are nominated for ‘Humbug’, as are Green Day ( ’21st Century Breakdown’), Lady GaGa (‘The Fame’), The Jonas Brothers ( ‘Lines, Vines And Trying Times’) and U2 (‘No Line On The Horizon’). Pic: Ed Miles
The hottest man in music? Cast your vote here. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
And the hottest woman? Cast your vote here. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Muse could clinch Best Album Artwork a second year running for ‘The Resistance’. This year they’ll have to beat Green Day’s ’21st Century Breakdown’, Kasabian’s ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, The Cribs”Ignore The Ignorant’, and Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’. Vote for your favourite here.
Meanwhile, vying for the title of Best Band Blog at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 will be Muse (Muse.mu and Twitter.com/muse), Radiohead (Radiohead.com/deadairspace), Noel Gallagher (Oasisinet.com), Los Campesinos! (Loscampesinos.com) and Paramore (Paramore.net).