Kylie and Basement Jaxx also emerge triumphant...

Strokes, Basement Jaxx, Kylie Minogue, and U2 have picked up major awards at this afternoon’s NME CARLING AWARDS, NME.COM can reveal.

Strokes, who have already been awarded ‘Carling Best New Act’, have now been given their second and third NME Carling Awards of the day. They won ‘Band Of The Year’, ahead of Radiohead, U2, White Stripes and Charlatans. They also claimed the prestigous NME Carling Album Of The Year.

U2, who spent much of 2001 on the road in support of their ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ LP, picked up the award for ‘Best Live Act’. The group were unable to attend this year, but recorded a cover of The Ramones classic ‘Beat On The Brat’ to compensate.

Kylie Minogue is seemingly unable to do any wrong at the moment, picking up the NME Carling Award for ‘Best Pop Act’.

Basement Jaxx are this year’s ‘Best Dance Act’, beating off French house duo Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim.

There are still awards to be announced, so click back to NME.COM later for more news and gossip.