NME Awards 2012 – 30 Stunning Photos

Ah, the NME Awards 2012. What an incredible night. Florence and The Horrors joined forces onstage, Noel Gallagher tore the roof off, Pulp rattled through the hits, and Jack Whitehall told a bunch of absolutely filthy jokes. A top night was had by all, and here are some of our favourite photos.

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Noel Gallagher celebrated his Godlike Genius award win, with The Happy Mondays’ Bez. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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The NME Awards took place earlier this week (February 29th) at London’s Brixton Academy. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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Florence Welch picked up two awards. She took home prizes for Best Solo Act and Best Single for ‘Shake It Out’. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Kasabian picked up the award for Best British Band, singer Tom Meighan paid tribute to The Monkees Davy Jones who passed away. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Pulp were awarded with the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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Carl Barat poses with Hurts, who picked up the Best Video gong for ‘Sunday’. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Noel Gallagher soaks up his Godlike Genius award. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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The Horrors teamed up with Florence Welch for a rousing version of ‘Still Life’. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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Metronomy went home from the bash empty handed. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis wins the Best Festival award for Glastonbury. He made an interesting sartorial choice by sporting some shorts too. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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“I usually just use a bit of hairspray and some wax,” The Horrors swap grooming tips with Kasabian. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Vicky McClure and Tinchy discuss their favourite Oasis song. Possibly. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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The Maccabees whip the crowd into a frenzy. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Two indie legends. One haircut. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Orlando from The Maccabees chills out backstage. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Pulp pick up their much deserved Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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Graham Coxon attempts the ‘double wink’ and fails. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Serge from Kasabian proves he can pull off a mean guitar solo and leggings. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Theo from Hurts mistakes Carl Barat for Alexa Chung. It’s fine, we’ve all been there. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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The Horrors pick up their much deserved Best Album prize for ‘Skying’. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Zawe Ashton from ‘Fresh Meat’ proves her bad ass status in the photo room. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Tribes’ Johnny gets over-excited with his bandmates heads.Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Noel Gallagher charges through ‘AKA…What A Life’. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Michael and Emily Eavis pose with their much deserved Best Festival trophy.Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Grimmy actually prefered Les Incompetents. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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To watch the NME Awards, tune in to Channel 4 on Saturday night (March 3) at 11.55pm. Half an hour of highlights will be shown on T4 at 9.25am the same day. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

NME Awards – as it happened

NME Awards in photos

To watch the NME Awards, tune in to Channel 4 on Saturday night (March 3) at 11.55pm. Half an hour of highlights will be shown on T4 at 9.25am the same day.

To read all about the awards and all the shenanigans from the night, pick up next week’s issue of NME which is on UK newsstands next Wednesday (March 7) or available digitally.