Hosted by Jarvis Cocker (who can forget his ‘motivational talk’ or his hula hoop dancing?), this was possibly the slickest NME Awards so far.

There was no one act who swept the board, but Muse, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian all nabbed awards. Courtney Love opened the show with her new version of Hole, Paul Weller picked up a Godlike Genius Award and Matt Helders turned up looking like a TV cop from the 1970’s, whilst The Big Pink and Lily Allen battled it out with Biffy Clyro and Marina Diamandis for best duet of the evening honours.

Jarvis Cocker


Outstanding Contribution To Music
The Specials

Best Live Band
Arctic Monkeys

Best Festival

Best British Band

Best Live Event
Blur- Hyde Park

Best Dancefloor Filler
La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’

Best Solo Artist
Jamie T

Best Album

Best New Band
Bombay Bicycle Club

Best International Band

Giving It Back Fan Award
Lily Allen

Philip Hall Radar Award
The Drums

Best Track
The Big Pink – ‘Dominos’

Best Video
Biffy Clyro – ‘The Captain’

Best TV Show
‘The Inbetweeners’

Best Website

Best Band Blog

Best Dressed
Lady Gaga

Worst Dressed
Lady Gaga

Worst Band
The Jonas Brothers

Worst Album
The Jonas Brothers – ‘Lines, Vines And Trying Times’

Hottest Male
Matt Bellamy

Best Album Artwork
‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’