1994

And so it begins again… After 1993’s Brit Awards had the news pages of NME screaming: “Must We Throw This Brit At Our Pop Kids?” (Annie Lennox and Simply Red both picked up a duo of awards), the NME Awards were resurrected, re-branding themselves as ‘The Brats’ in retaliation.
Britpop was in its halcyon period; to reflect this the likes of Radiohead, Suede and Elastica took home awards. The cover of the February 5th issue was: ‘Take Brat And Party!’ and featured Yorke, Frischmann and Anderson pouting and holding their awards aloft. Hitting all the mid-90s culture reference points, it was hosted by Vic and Bob, took place at London’s New Empire and was broadcast on the The Evening Session.
Presenters
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
 
Best New Band
Elastica
Best Single
Radiohead – ‘Creep’
Best Band
Suede
Best Album
The Boo Radleys – ‘Giant Steps’
Best Dance Act
Orbital
Godlike Genius Award
John Peel
Best Dance Act
Orbital
Live Event
Megadog
Rap Act
Cypress Hill
Best Film
Reservoir Dogs
Worst Record
Meatloaf – ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’
Best Venue
The Forum
Event of 1993
Unity March
Best Radio Show
John Peel
Hype
Jurassic Park
Best Solo Artist
Bjork
Best New Act
Credit To The Nation
Bastard
John Major
Object Of Desire
Bjork
Watch this clip of Vic and Bob interviewing a slightly harassed looking Brett Anderson. “Do you like laughing?” Classic.

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