NME Awards 2020: see all the amazing pictures from the winners’ room

All the action you won't have seen

We know who won the trophies and about all the amazing performances at the NME Awards 2020, but what about what went on behind the scenes? Backstage in the depths of the O2 Academy Brixton we set up the winner’s room, where all the victorious artists and stars at the ceremony joined us for a quick chat and to snap a few pictures.

Check out all the stunning pictures below.

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AJ Tracey

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AJ Tracey, live and direct after winning the trophy for Best British Song.

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Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens
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Christine swung by the bash to give Robyn the trophy for Songwriter of the Decade.

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Christine and the Queens and Charli XCX

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And then snapped a pic with pal and collaborator Charli XCX.

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Annie Mac

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A vision in sequins, Annie Mac joined the party to give Courtney Love the coveted Icon Award.

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Avelino

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Avelino joined in the fun – presenting his mate Little Simz with the Best British Album award.

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Avelino, Little Simz and her mum, and Abbie McCarthy

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Little Simz brought her Mum up on stage when she collected her trophy, and then she joined in the backstage pictures!

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Beabadoobee

Beabadoobee at the NME Awards 2020
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It all kicked off backstage with Beabadoobee!

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Beabadoobee

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Who then proceeded to find a new use for her first NME Award.

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Emily Eavis and Taylor Swift

Emily Eavis and Taylor Swift at the NME Awards 2020. Credit: Dean Chalkley

Our Godlike Genius Emily Eavis and Best Solo Act in the World Taylor Swift celebrated their respective wins backstage.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at the NME Awards 2020. Credit: Dean Chalkley

Taylor said the awards was “the craziest award show I have ever been to and I love it so much!”

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at the NME Awards 2020. Credit: Dean Chalkley

Two’s company – this is Taylor’s second NME Award.

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FKA Twigs

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FKA Twigs in the first of her flawless outfits.

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FKA Twigs

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Whilst there, she snapped a pic with Slowthai.

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FKA Twigs

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And she joined us again after winning the award for Best British Solo Act!

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Billy Bragg

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Here he is! Billy Bragg popped up to the winner’s room for a snap.

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Ella Eyre

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Strong suit game from Ella Eyre here.

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Easy Life

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After their iconic acceptance speech, where frontman Murray Matravers serenaded the crowd with Maroon 5, the Easy Life lads sipped a glass of vino whilst having their picture taken.

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Charli XCX

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It’s Charli, baby!

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Clara Amfo

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No pictures, please!

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Robyn

Robyn at the NME Awards 2020. Credit: Dean Chalkley

Our brilliant Songwriter of the Decade – Robyn!

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Robyn and FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs and Robyn at the NME Awards 2020. Credit: Dean Chalkley

Legends supporting legends.

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Yungblud

Yungblud at the 2020 NME Awards

Don’t look so shocked, Dom! You won!

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Clairo

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It’s our Best New Act In The World winner, Clairo!

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The Cure and The Eavis Family

The Cure’s Robert Smith with Glastonbury bosses Emily and Michael Eavis.

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Emily Eavis

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It’s our Godlike Genius, the one and only Emily Eavis!

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Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis

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A family portrait, celebrating Glastonbury’s win for Best Festival in the World.

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Yannis Philippakis and Matty Healy

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Just two pals having fun backstage!

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Yannis Philippakis and Matty Healy

Foals' Yannis Philippakis and The 1975's Matty Healy at the NME Awards 2020
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Bow down.

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Foals

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Foals are old hands at this – this is their fourth NME Award!

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Enter Shikari and and CEO Nordoff Robbins Sandra Schembri

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Fresh from presenting the award for Best New British Act.

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Foals and Robert Smith

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Foals jumped at the chance to grab a picture with Robert Smith.

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KSI

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Rocking out.

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Kim Petras

Pop princess Kim Petras posed up a storm in our backstage studio.

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Julie Adenuga and Katherine Ryan

Our hosts popped by before the show began

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Julie Adenuga and Katherine Ryan

A few snaps before they took to the stage.

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Mura Masa

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Mura Masa was so emotional about his award that he got choked up.

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Matty Healy

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Candid shot of Matty and his award.

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The 1975

The band celebrate their whopping three wins – could look a bit more excited, lads!

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Little Simz

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Raise your hand if you’ve just won your first NME Award!

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Kurupt FM

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The mockumentary stars hopped backstage after presenting on the main stage!

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Micheal Ward

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Two’s a charm for Micheal Ward, who took home the collected the award for best film for Blue Story, AND best film actor!

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Mura Masa and Slowthai

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The pals celebrate their win for best collaboration by chomping down on their award.

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Nick Grimshaw

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Grimmy taking a moment to try and remember to whether he turned the oven off.

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The Cure

The Cure at the NME Awards 2020

Hold it close, Robert.

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Guz Khan

Guz Khan

Comedian Guz Khan showed us the ultimate power pose.

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