My Chemical Romance win Best Video at Shockwaves NME Awards

Band take home honour for 'Na Na Na…' clip

My Chemical Romance have won the Best Video award for the ‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’ promo at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 tonight (February 23).

The band played the song earlier to open the ceremony at the London O2 Academy Brixton before picking up the trophy from Being Human actors Lenora Crichlow and Russell Tovey.

Minus the balaclavas they performed in, the suited band were led to the stage by frontman Gerard Way.


“We want to thank every fan that voted for us,” said Way as he collected their award, before adding, “don’t ever let the media tell you what your body is supposed to look like, you’re beautiful just the way you are. Keep it ugly.”

The award is supported by NME TV.

The other nominated videos were Arcade Fire‘s ‘We Used To Wait’, Brandon Flowers[a]’ ‘Crossfire’, [a]Chase & Status’ ‘Let You Go’ and Gorillaz‘Stylo’.

My Chemical Romance are also nominated for the Best International Band award, set to be given out later in the evening.

NME.COM is coming live from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton tonight. Keep checking NME.COM/awards for news, photo galleries, blogs, video interviews and more.

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Get next week’s issue of NME for the ultimate report on the evening’s events. It’s on UK newsstands or available digitally from next Wednesday (March 2).

Watch the ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (26) at 11.20pm (GMT). Earlier in the day, at 11.25am on the same channel, T4 will broadcast their coverage of the ceremony.

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The NME Awards Big Gig takes place on Friday (25). Godlike Genius Dave Grohl‘s band Foo Fighters headline, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.


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