Third series of Shane Meadows' drama earns the top honour
This Is England ’90 has won Best TV Show at NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.
Director Shane Meadows was presented with the award by comedian Mark Watson and brought cast members including Thomas Turgoose, Vicky McClure and Joe Dempsie. Accepting the award, Meadows said: “It’s probably going to be the last time we work together on ‘This Is England’ so this is really special.”
He proceeded to dedicate the award to Gavin Clark, who provided music for the series and passed away before This Is England ’90 ended.
The Channel 4 drama beat off competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Peep Show to scoop the prize.
Foals opened the ceremony tonight at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a live performance of ‘What Went Down’ from their 2015 album of the same name, which is also nominated for Best Album tonight.
Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the ceremony, which will also see Coldplay receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance. They join Blondie, The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr in acepting the award.
Voting for the NME Awards with Austin, Texas is now closed. Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.
AA host of stars and musicians have already hit the red carpet, including Blur, Kylie Minogue, Yoko Ono, Charli XCX, Wolf Alice, Foals, Slaves, The Vaccines and The Libertines all in the building.
They join Katy B, Bring Me The Horizon, Ricky Wilson, The Maccabees and cast members from Game Of Thrones and This Is England who are also in attendance.
In addition to Coldplay and Foals, Bring Me The Horizon will perform live, as will The Maccabees and Rat Boy. Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens returns to host the show for the third year in a row.