Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: the nominees

Here's a recap of who is up for what today (Feb 28)

There are just a few minutes to go before the Shockwaves NME Award 2008 get underway at the IndigO2 arena in London at 4pm (GMT) today (February 28).

Arctic Monkeys lead the way, picking up seven nods between them, while The Cribs, Klaxons and My Chemical Romance are not far behind them.

The 2008 nominees are:

Best British Band supported by Shockwaves

Arctic Monkeys


The Cribs



Best International Band supported by T4

Arcade Fire

Foo Fighters

The Killers

Kings Of Leon

My Chemical Romance

Best New Band supported by BBC Radio 1

The Enemy


Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong

The Pigeon Detectives

The Wombats

Best Live Band supported by Carling

Arctic Monkeys

The Cribs

Kaiser Chiefs


My Chemical Romance

Best Solo Artist supported by 4Music

Kate Nash

Jamie T

Jack Penate

Amy Winehouse

Patrick Wolf

Best Album supported by HMV

‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Shotters Nation’ – Babyshambles

‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ – The Enemy

‘Myths Of The Near Future’ – Klaxons

‘In Rainbows’ – Radiohead

Best Track supported by Trinity St

‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘Men’s Needs’ – The Cribs

‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ – Oasis

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Best Video supported by NME TV

‘Teddy Picker’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘D.A.N.C.E.’ – Justice

‘Golden Skans’ – Klaxons

‘Teenagers’ – My Chemical Romance

Best Music DVD

‘Up The Shambles’ – Babyshambles

‘The Song Remains The Same’ – Led Zeppelin

‘Unplugged In New York’ – Nirvana

‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ – Oasis

‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ – Amy Winehouse

Best Live Event

Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festival


Muse At Wembley Stadium

T In The Park

V Festival

Hero Of The Year

Matt Bellamy

Pete Doherty

Noel Fielding

Ryan Jarman

Thom Yorke

Villain Of The Year

Tony Blair

Johnny Borrell

Gordon Brown

George W Bush

Amy Winehouse

Best Dressed supported by Topman

Pete Doherty

Noel Fielding

Kate Nash

Alex Turner

Gerard Way

Worst Dressed

Johnny Borrell

Pete Doherty


Gerard Way

Amy Winehouse

Best Dancefloor Filler supported by Club NME

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘Hummer’ – Foals

‘D.A.N.C.E.’ – Justice

‘Atlantis To Interzone’ – Klaxons

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Best Album Artwork

‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘The Good, The Bad And The Queen’ – The Good, The Bad And The Queen

‘Sawdust’ – The Killers

‘Because Of The Times’ – Kings Of Leon

‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Manic Street Preachers

Best Radio Show

Russell Brand (Radio 2)

Zane Lowe (Radio 1)

Chris Moyles (Radio 1)

Colin Murray (Radio 1)

Jo Whiley (Radio 1)

Worst Album

‘1973’ – James Blunt

‘The Trick To Life’ – The Hoosiers

‘Spirit’ – Leona Lewis

‘Life In Cartoon Motion’ – Mika

‘Blackout’ – Britney Spears

Worst Band

30 Seconds To Mars

Fall Out Boy

The Hoosiers

My Chemical Romance

Panic At The Disco

Best TV Show


‘The Mighty Boosh’

‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’

‘The IT Crowd’


Best Film


‘Hot Fuzz’

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End’

‘The Simpsons Movie’


Sexiest Man

Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist

Julian Barrett

Noel Fielding

Nicky Wire

Patrick Wolf

Sexiest Woman

Jenny Lewis

Kylie Minogue


Hayley Williams

Rachael Yamagata

Best Venue

Brixton Academy

Manchester Apollo

Glasgow Barrowlands

London Astoria

Wembley Stadium

Best Website





Best Band Blog

Foals (

Lilly Allen (

Lightspeed Champion (

Radiohead (

The Streets (

Best Music Blog

The Hype Machine (

The Modern Age (

Nothing But Green Lights (

Spinner (

Stereogum (

After this evening’s awards, we’ll be staging the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig featuring The Cribs, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs and this year’s Godlike Geniuses Manic Street Preachers playing live in the 02 Arena.

The last few tickets are still available for the show, so head to to NME.COM/biggig to grab them.

Plus there will also be a special aftershow party featuring The Futureheads playing live in IndigO2. Don’t miss it – tickets are onsale now.

To celebrate the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008, this week’s NME is a special Souvenir Box Set issue with a FREE covermount CD (featuring fourteen rare or exclusive covers). Manic Street Preachers, The Cribs, Kate Nash, Does it Offend you Yeah!, CSS and a load more. For more and preview tracks go to NME Awards CD souvenir page now.