It took place at London’s Mermaid Theatre on February 1st, Paul McCartney was guest of honour at the Awards, picking up an gong on behalf of The Beatles who were voted the Best Band Ever. In his speech he said the trophy was: “better than a Brit,” and added: “Can I just say thank you to John, George, Ringo and thank you God.”

Meanwhile, Blur picked up three awards and The Flaming Lips picked up two gongs.

Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs


Philip Hall On Award

Live Act Of The Year

Best Live Act
Super Furry Animals

On The Decks Awards For Dance Act Of The Year
Death In Vegas

Carling Premier Best New Artist

Breezeblack Mix Of 1999
Junior Carter

Best Solo Artist

Best Album Ever
The Stone Roses – ‘The Stone Roses’

Best Single Ever
Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

Total Genius Of The Year
Ali G

Greatest Musical Event Ever

Best Radio Show
Radio 1 Evening Session

Carling Premier Best LP
The Flaming Lips – ‘The Soft Bulletin’

NME Album Of The Year
The Flaming Lips – ‘The Soft Bulletin’

NME Single Of The Year
Aphex Twin – ‘Windowlicker’

Best TV Show
‘The Royle Family’

Musical Event Of The Year

Best Venue
London Brixton Academy

Dickhead Of The Year
Robbie Williams

Best Website

Worst Record Of The Year
The Vengaboys – ‘We’re Going To Ibiza’

Best Film
‘The Blair Witch Project’

Best DJ
Fatboy Slim

NME.COM Award For Best NME Premier Show Performance

Best Dance Act
The Chemical Brothers

Best Music Video
Blur – ‘Coffee + TV’

Best Band

Best Single
Blur – ‘Tender’

Best Band Ever: The Beatles

Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music
Shaun Ryder

Radio 1 Evening Session Session Of The Year

Artist Of The Year