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.
AJ Tracey, live and direct after winning the trophy for Best British Song.
2Christine and the Queens
Christine swung by the bash to give Robyn the trophy for Songwriter of the Decade.
3Christine and the Queens and Charli XCX
And then snapped a pic with pal and collaborator Charli XCX.
A vision in sequins, Annie Mac joined the party to give Courtney Love the coveted Icon Award.
Avelino joined in the fun – presenting his mate Little Simz with the Best British Album award.
6Avelino, Little Simz and her mum, and Abbie McCarthy
Little Simz brought her Mum up on stage when she collected her trophy, and then she joined in the backstage pictures!
It all kicked off backstage with Beabadoobee!
Who then proceeded to find a new use for her first NME Award.
9Emily Eavis and Taylor Swift
Our Godlike Genius Emily Eavis and Best Solo Act in the World Taylor Swift celebrated their respective wins backstage.
Taylor said the awards was “the craziest award show I have ever been to and I love it so much!”
Two’s company – this is Taylor’s second NME Award.
FKA Twigs in the first of her flawless outfits.
Whilst there, she snapped a pic with Slowthai.
And she joined us again after winning the award for Best British Solo Act!
Here he is! Billy Bragg popped up to the winner’s room for a snap.
Strong suit game from Ella Eyre here.
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.
It’s Charli, baby!
No pictures, please!
Our brilliant Songwriter of the Decade – Robyn!
21Robyn and FKA Twigs
Legends supporting legends.
Don’t look so shocked, Dom! You won!
It’s our Best New Act In The World winner, Clairo!
24The Cure and The Eavis Family
The Cure’s Robert Smith with Glastonbury bosses Emily and Michael Eavis.
It’s our Godlike Genius, the one and only Emily Eavis!
26Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis
A family portrait, celebrating Glastonbury’s win for Best Festival in the World.
27Yannis Philippakis and Matty Healy
Just two pals having fun backstage!
28Yannis Philippakis and Matty Healy
Foals are old hands at this – this is their fourth NME Award!
30Enter Shikari and and CEO Nordoff Robbins Sandra Schembri
Fresh from presenting the award for Best New British Act.
31Foals and Robert Smith
Foals jumped at the chance to grab a picture with Robert Smith.
Pop princess Kim Petras posed up a storm in our backstage studio.
34Julie Adenuga and Katherine Ryan
Our hosts popped by before the show began
35Julie Adenuga and Katherine Ryan
A few snaps before they took to the stage.
Mura Masa was so emotional about his award that he got choked up.
Candid shot of Matty and his award.
The band celebrate their whopping three wins – could look a bit more excited, lads!
Raise your hand if you’ve just won your first NME Award!
The mockumentary stars hopped backstage after presenting on the main stage!
Two’s a charm for Micheal Ward, who took home the collected the award for best film for Blue Story, AND best film actor!
42Mura Masa and Slowthai
The pals celebrate their win for best collaboration by chomping down on their award.
Grimmy taking a moment to try and remember to whether he turned the oven off.
Hold it close, Robert.
Comedian Guz Khan showed us the ultimate power pose.