Oasis win Best Video

'The Importance Of Being Idle’ is your choice

Oasis are celebrating after winning the Best Video prize tonight (February 23) at the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006.

The band’s clip for the single ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ was victorious, beating Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz, The Strokes and Kaiser Chiefs.

Oasis’ award, which was voted for by NME readers and MTV2 viewers, was picked-up on the band’s behalf by actor Rhys Ifans, who starred in the video as a lazy undertaker in a funeral parlour run by the Gallagher brothers.


He said: “Oasis can’t be here, there’s been a terrible air accident and they’re all dead. Legends.”

The full nominations were:

Franz Ferdinand – ‘ Do You Want To’

Gorillaz – ‘DARE’

The Strokes – ‘Juicebox’

Kaiser Chiefs – ‘I Predict A Riot’


Oasis – ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’

The awards ceremony is continuing at the Hammersmith Palais, keep clicking on NME.COM for all the action.