Coldplay and Oasis were big winners, with Noel Gallagher hushing the assembled crowd with a beautiful, acoustic take on ‘Wonderwall’.

Meanwhile there was drama when Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Nick Jago refused to get offstage when he collected the Best Video award. One wag shouted: ‘You’re only the drummer.’ Ouch. The Libertines took home the Best New Band trophy, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs won the Philip Hall award and the surviving members of The Clash picked up the Godlike Genius award.

Bill Bailey


NME Album Of The Year
Coldplay – ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’

Album Of The Year
Coldplay – ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’

NME Artist Of The Year

Best UK Band

Best New Band
The Libertines

Best Single
The Vines – ‘Get Free’

NME Best Single
The Doves – ‘There Goes The Fear’

Best International Band
The Hives

The Fuck Me! Award For Innovation
The Polyphonic Spree

Philip Hall Hot New Band Award
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Video
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll (Punk Song)’

Best Solo Artist
Ryan Adams

Hero Of The Year
Ozzy Osbourne

Best TV Show
‘The Osbournes’

Best Live Venue
London Astoria

Best Haircut
Liam Gallagher

Best Dressed
The Hives

Best Website

Event Of The Year
Reading/ Leeds Festival

Villain Of The Year
Robbie Williams

Worst Album
Robbie Williams – ‘Escapeology’

Worst Single
Robbie Williams – ‘Feel’

Worst Band

Worst Haircut
Jack Osbourne

Worst Dressed
Christina Aguilera

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