Oasis, Alex Turner, Killers: Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 nominations

View the shortlist then cast YOUR vote to decide who wins

NME.COM can reveal the nominations for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 today (January 26).

Following weeks of voting, your votes have been counted and this year’s shortlist can be announced.

Scroll down to view the full list of nominations.

Oasis appear in seven categories including Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album for ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ – along with a surprise nomination in the Worst Band booby prize category.

Speaking of Oasis‘ nominations, Noel Gallagher told NME.COM: “Seven nominations, you say? Is that all? I always knew my time would come in the Best Dressed Man In The World category.”

Alex Turner is hot on his heels though, picking up six nominations with The Last Shadow Puppets, Arctic Monkeys and individually.

Kings Of Leon, MGMT Radiohead and Vampire Weekend have also been nominated in several categories, suggesting the results will be tight come this year’s ceremony.

And now it’s now up to you decide who the big winners on the night are.

Head to NME.COM/Awards to cast your vote.

The winners will be announced during the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 ceremony, which takes place at London‘s Brixton Academy on February 25.

The 2009 nominations are:

Best British Band supported by Shockwaves

Bloc Party

The Last Shadow Puppets




Best International Band supported by 4music

Crystal Castles

The Killers

Kings Of Leon


Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist


Laura Marling

Lightspeed Champion


Pete Doherty

Best New Band supported by Bench


Late Of The Pier


Vampire Weekend

White Lies

Best Live Band supported by Red Stripe

The Killers

Kings Of Leon




Best Album supported by HMV

Bloc Party – ‘Intimacy’

Glasvegas – ‘Glasvegas’

The Killers – ‘Day & Age’

Kings Of Leon – ‘Only By The Night’

Oasis – ‘Dig Out Your Soul’

Best Track supported by NME Radio

Kings Of Leon – ‘Sex On Fire’

The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘The Age Of The Understatement’

MGMT – ‘Time To Pretend’

The Ting Tings – ‘That’s Not My Name’

Vampire Weekend – ‘A-Punk’

Best Video supported by NME TV

The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘My Mistakes Were Made For You’

Late Of The Pier – ‘Heartbreak’

Oasis – ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’

Radiohead – ‘House Of Cards’

Vampire Weekend – ‘A-Punk’

Best Live Event


Isle Of Wight

Reading and Leeds

T In The Park

V Festival

Best TV Show

Gavin & Stacey

The IT Crowd

The Mighty Boosh

Never Mind The Buzzcocks


Best Film

The Dark Knight


Quantum Of Solace



Best Dancefloor Filler

Bloc Party – ‘Mercury’

Crystal Castles – ‘Courtship Dating’

Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris – ‘Dance Wiv Me’

Friendly Fires – ‘Paris’

Late Of The Pier – ‘Bathroom Gurgle’

Best DVD

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’

Hero Of The Year

Alex Turner

Barack Obama

Brandon Flowers

Noel Fielding

Noel Gallagher

Villain Of The Year

Amy Winehouse

George Bush

Gordon Brown

John McCain

Pete Doherty

Best Dressed

Alex Turner

Alexa Chung

Brandon Flowers

Noel Fielding

Noel Gallagher

Worst Dressed

Amy Winehouse

Brandon Flowers

Johnny Borrell

Katy Perry

Pete Doherty

Worst Album

Britney Spears – ‘Circus’

Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’

Jonas Brothers – ‘A Little Bit Longer’

Razorlight – ‘Slipway Fires’

Scouting For Girls – ‘Scouting For Girls’

Worst Band

Fall Out Boy

Jonas Brothers


Scouting for Girls

Tokio Hotel

Sexiest Male

Carl Barat

Keith Murray

Matt Bellamy

Miles Kane

Pete Doherty

Sexiest Female

Alison Mosshart

Hayley Williams

Kate Jackson

Lykke Li

Stephanie Dosen

Best Website



Last FM



Best Venue

Brixton Academy

Manchester Apollo

London Astoria

Glasgow Barrowlands

London O2 Arena

Best Album Artwork

The Cure – ‘4:13 Dream’

Guillemots – ‘Red’

The Killers – ‘Day & Age’

Muse – ‘HAARP’

We Are Scientists – ‘Brain Thrust Mastery’

Best Band Blog


Lightspeed Champion

Little Boots

Noel Gallagher/Oasis


Head to NME.COM/Awards now to cast your vote.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 Godlike Genius award is going to The Cure this year. They play a full 90-minute show at the Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, along with Franz Ferdinand, Crystal Castles and White Lies.

Head to NME.COM/BigGig now for ticket details.

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