Alex Turner and director Richard Ayoade pick up 2009 prize for 'At The Apollo'
Arctic Monkeys‘ concert film ‘At The Apollo’ has been voted Best DVD at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25).
The band’s Alex Turner and the DVD director, ‘The IT Crowd’‘s Richard Ayoade, picked up the award. They received it from two guest presenters – Klaxons‘ Jamie Reynolds and Florence And The Machine‘s Florence Welch – at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.
Turner, who was hugged by Last Shadow Puppets bandmate Miles Kane when the Monkeys were announced as winners, gave a characteristically short speech. He said: “Thank you very much. I’d like to pass you to Richard, the director of the film.”
Ayoade was slightly more forthcoming, saying: “I’m gonna talk about the film stock, which was Kodak. Big shout out to Kodak!”
Watch a joint Last Shadow Puppets and Arctic Monkeys video interview:
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The full list of nominees for Best DVD were:
Arctic Monkeys – ‘At The Apollo’
Foo Fighters – ‘Live At Wembley Stadium’
Kaiser Chiefs – ‘Live At Elland Road’
Muse – ‘HAARP’
The Rolling Stones – ‘Shine A Light’
For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.
Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.
There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.
Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.