Edgar Wright-directed movie picks up trophy
Baby Driver has been announced as the winner of Best Film supported by Zig-Zag at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.
As he accepted the award via video message, Edgar Wright wielded a banana and explained how the inspiration for the film had initially come to him at a tube station.
The video also featured an unlikely cameo from Beck, who appeared in the background.
Released last summer, the Edgar Wright-directed movie stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a getaway driver forced to do a creepy crime boss’s dirty work. It won acclaim for its soundtrack, which featured the likes of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Queen, and Adam & Dave.
Stay with us here to get all the latest news, videos, photos, and gossip from the ceremony, which will see Liam Gallagher receive the Godlike Genius award. He will also close the ceremony with a live performance. You can catch all the action on the Facebook Live stream on NME’s official Facebook page or here.
Going into tonight’s ceremony, Lorde and Charli XCX led the pack with four nominations each. They were closely followed by Dua Lipa and Kasabian, who both scored three nods apiece.
Stefflon Don and Skepta opened the ceremony tonight (February 14) at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a performance of their collaboration, ‘Ding-a-Ling’. Alt-J have also treated the audience to a version of their track ‘In Cold Blood’, and Pale Waves aired their debut single ‘There’s A Honey’ after collecting the NME Under The Radar Award supported by HMV.
Earlier in the night, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson received the NME Icon Award. Grime crew Boy Better Know are still to pick up the NME Innovation award, with more awards to be handed out before the end of the night.