VO5 NME Awards 2018: see stunning photos from the winners’ room

A vintage year

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Shirley Manson

Iconic: it’s Garbage’s Shirley Manson, who picked up the NME Icon award at the ceremony – presented to her by Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth.

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Shirley Manson & Jehnny Beth

And here’s Jehnny to share the moment.

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Shirley Manson & Jehnny Beth

Mates.

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Shirley Manson & The Horrors’ Faris Badwan

Here’s The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, whose 2017 song ‘Something To Remember Me By’ was nominated for Best Track supported by Estrella Galicia.

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Shirley Manson & Stefflon Don

Stefflon Don’s here! She picked up the Best New Artist award, supported by Vans.

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BBK

Grime collective BBK are up next, after their Innovation Award win.

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BBK

Here you can see Skepta holding a skull – amazing – and Craig David coming in for a lil hug on the left.

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Skepta & Craig David

Skepta pays his dues to the UK garage icon.

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Bastille & Craig David

Bastille (minus frontman Dan Smith) join Craig to celebrate their joint win for Best Collaboration supported by VO5.

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Haim

It’s Haim time! The LA trio won Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes Winery.

As they took to the podium to be anointed Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes Winery, Haim said: “Holy shit guys. Um. We want to thank the NME for always being so cool to us and always being champions of music.” Aw, shuck!

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Haim & Kasabian

Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno join Haim for a celebratory pic after their win for Best Live Act supported by Nikon.

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Kasabian & Muse

Muse are up next, picking up Best Festival Headliner supported by Anna Valley.

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Alt-J

Middle fingers up: Alt-J strike a pose after picking up Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.

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J Hus & Naomi Campbell

One of the final awards of the night went to J Hus for his incredible album ‘Common Sense’. Here he is with model and actor Naomi Campbell, who presented him with the award for Best Album supported by Orange Amplification.

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Avelino & Professor Green

Sole mates: Pro Green and Avelino celebrate the latter’s win for Best Mixtape supported by Bulldog Gin.

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The Big Moon & James Bay

Here’s the London indie crew The Big Moon, who won Best Music Video supported by Princess Yachts – and they’re joined by James ‘Hold Back The River’ Bay.

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Michael & Emily Eavis

Glastonbury bosses Michael & Emily Eavis were chuffed to have won Best Festival supported by ID&C – Michael was of course wearing his trademark short shorts.

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Big Narstie & Loyle Carner

After presenting the award for Best British Solo Artist supported by VO5 to Loyle Carner, fellow south Londoner Big Narstie brought him upstairs for a quick pic.

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Pale Waves

The NME cover stars picked up the Under The Radar award supported by HMV. They’re happy really, promise.

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Brix Smith Start

After Brix Smith Start took to the stage to deliver a speech in tribute to her late ex-husband and band-mate, The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, she came to the winners’ room to show us how to channel the spirit of rock. And with that, another vintage year of the VO5 NME Awards is over.

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