Shockwaves NME Awards 2009: The Winners

Oasis, Pete Doherty, MGMT – find out who won what

Oasis, The Killers, Pete Doherty, MGMT and Muse were among the big winners at tonight’s (February 25) Shockwaves NME Awards, held at the O2 Academy Brixton.

Oasis were crowned Best British Band, while guitarist Noel Gallagher upped the Manchester legends’ overall tally to two by winning the Best Band Blog gong.

It was Muse, however, who took home the most awards on the night. The rockers won the Best Live Band and Best Album Artwork (for ‘HAARP’), while frontman Matt Bellamy was awarded the coveted Sexiest Male honour.


Pete Doherty might have been pipped to the Sexiest Male post by Bellamy, but he took home the Best Solo Artist honour.

Kings Of Leon‘s album ‘Only By The Night’ won them the Best Album award, while MGMT took home two trophies, for Best New Band and Best Track (for ‘Time To Pretend’.

The full list of winners at the Shockwaves NME Award 2009 is:

Godlike Genius: The Cure

Best British Band: Oasis supported by Shockwaves

Best International Band: The Killers supported by 4music


Best Solo Artist: Pete Doherty

Best New Band: MGMT supported by Bench

Best Live Band: Muse supported by Red Stripe

Best Album: Kings Of Leon ‘Only By The Night’ supported by HMV

Outstanding Contribution To British Music: Elbow

Best Track: MGMT ‘Time To Pretend’ supported by NME Radio

Best Video: Last Shadow Puppets ‘My Mistakes Were Made For You’ supported by NME TV

Best Live Event: Glastonbury 2008

Best TV: ‘The Mighty Boosh’

Phillip Hall Radar Award: The Big Pink

Best Dancefloor Filler: Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome – ‘Dance Wiv Me’

Best DVD: Arctic Monkeys – ‘Live At The Apollo’

Best Band Blog: Oasis’ Noel Gallagher

Best Venue: London Astoria

Best Album Artwork Muse ‘HAARP’

Hero Of The Year: Barack Obama

Villain Of The Year: George W Bush

Best Dressed: Alexa Chung

Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse

Worst Album: The Jonas Brothers – ‘A Little Bit Longer’

Worst Band: the Jonas Brothers

Sexiest Male: Muse’s Matt Bellamy

Sexiest Female: Paramore’s Hayley Williams

Best Website: YouTube

For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards including

news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

Meanwhile get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.

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