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All the action from the VO5 NME Awards 2018 Closing Party with alt-J all shot on Nikon

The Big Picture: some ace shots from the VO5 NME Awards 2018 closing party at Omeara on February 26, because why not; and all shot on Nikon!

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The Closing Party was held at London's Omeara, which is within stumbling distance of the NME office. If you see us down there, ours is a pint, yeah?

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As the show approached we were all excited and thirsty. Mainly thirsty.

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In fact, we were feeling supersonic - so they gave us BULLDOG gin and tonic.

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The audience chanted along with 'Breezeblocks', beldting "Please don't go / I love you so". We're not crying, you're crying.

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Alt-J unveiled fan favourite 'In Cold Blood' which was followed up with the equally well-loved 'Tessellate' - all shimmering synths and slinky, suggestive lyrics.

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On the night, Omeara also hosted an exclusive Nikon exhibition of photographs of Liam.

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We reckon he would have enjoyed the exhibition, since it was packed with snaps of him looking untouchably cool. As you were, Liam (literally - he's quiet young in some of those photos).

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Rounding off the night, singer Joe Newman called out, "Thanks to NME for having us. It's a great magazine; long may it last." Aw, shucks, Joe - we like you too!

9For the win! Nikon ran a comp, and two lucky so-and-sos got to shoot the VO5 NME Awards 2018. Georgia Ledbury and Rachel Prew won - here are some of their best shots.

Liam Gallagher was crowned Godlike Genius at the VO5 NME Awards 2018, dedicating the award to his mum.

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Whilst fellow Mancunians Pale Waves delivered a shimmering rendition of their dream-pop banger 'There's A Honey'.

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Skepta presented Liam with his Godlike Genius gong at the VO5 NME Awards 2018...

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...before the former Oasis frontman stepped up to the mic for an unstoppable set that included the classic 'Rock N' Roll Star'.
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