Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 – all the nominations

All the nominees are here - now YOU decide who wins

Arctic Monkeys have led the way in the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 nominations, picking up seven nods between them – and now YOU can decide who wins.

The Cribs, Klaxons and My Chemical Romance are also among the bands who did well in the first phases of voting, making it onto this year’s shortlist.

The awards are now only a few weeks away, on February 28 at their new home, the Indig02 in north Greenwich, London.

Take a look at who is left in each category, and then cast your vote via NME.COM/awardsnominees. Remember and get your votes in by 10am on Monday February 25.

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 (

Vote now by heading to NME.COM/awardsnominees and you could win VIP tickets to the ceremony, which takes place in London on February 28.

Plus fans can watch all the action as it unfolds later that same night on E4 with further coverage all weekend on Channel 4 including the biggest aftershow party ever with the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig. Highlights from the awards will also be broadcast on Channel 4 the next night on Friday (February 29) with T4 broadcasting all day on Saturday 30 from backstage at the event.

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