NME Awards USA : The Nominations


Arctic Monkeys picked up both Best New Band and Best British Band at the UK NME Awards in 2006, but will any of their five nominations, for Best International Band, Best International Live Act, Best International Album (for ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’), Best International Track (for ‘Teddy Picker’) or Best Video (for ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’), come to fruition? Pic: Tom Sheehan


The five nominations for Best New Solo Artist are Mark Ronson, Santogold, Sam Sparro, Cass McCombs and Seasick Steve. Pic: PA Photos


Paramore, shot for NME last August, are up for Best New Band, which is supported by MySpace, who will be streaming the entire ceremony live as it happens across the world on the social networking site. Pic: Ed Miles



MGMT, who might as well be called HYPE after the amount of critical and celebrity acclaim they’ve garnered, are up for Best New Band, but will your votes reflect the love they’re currently feeling across the US? Pic: Ellis Parrinder


Best New Band will be a tightly-fought battle this year, as Black Kids, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Paramore and Band Of Horses (pictured at their London NME Awards Show) are all nominated. You’ll be able to see the winners, losers, champions and liggers all live on MySpace when the ceremony takes place tonight. British fans can get all the news and pictures when they wake up right here on NME.COM. Pic: Tim Cochrane


The NME Awards are the most notorious, star-studded night of debauchery in the UK calendar – so much so that one fan once snuck inside in a crate full of tablecloths. As they come to the USA for the first time, Foo Fighters, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, The White Stripes and LCD Soundsystem will be fighting it out for Best Track. James Murphy’s crew are nominated for ‘All My Friends’. Pic: Anoulay Tsai


Foo Fighters are up for five awards at the first US NME Awards tonight. Dave Grohl will need to prepare possible acceptance speeches for Best Band, Best Live Band, Best Album (for ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace’), Best Track (‘The Pretender’) and Best Video (‘Long Road To Ruin’). Pic: Guy Eppel



Albert Hammond Jr is hoping to pick up Best Solo Artist tonight. Head over to www.myspace.com/nmemagazine to catch the ceremony, hosted by Har Mar Superstar and Jim Jeffries, live at 9pm PST tonight.
Pic: Pieter Van M Hattem


Cat Power is – along with Ryan Adams, Albert Hammond Jr, Andrew Bird and Beck – hoping to pick up Best Solo Artist. Kate Nash was awarded that title in London in February at our UK awards ceremony. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem


Arrests, bloodshed, mud-slinging and public snogging (that’ll be Kylie with The Strokes)â


Who would you crown America’s Best Live Band? Queens Of The Stone Age are up against some real live heavyweights, including Foo Fighters, The Killers, Kings Of Leon and My Chemical Romance. Find out who wins at the star-studded ceremony, live on MySpace from 9pm PST tonight (5am in the UK!)



My Chemical Romance are looking at three chances to win at the inaugural US NME Awards in Los Angeles tonight; they’re up for Best Band, Best Live Band and Best Track (‘Teenagers’). Pic: Pamely Littky


MIA is up for Best International Solo Artist. She’ll be heading out on a US tour, starting at Coachella Festival on April 25 and taking in San Diego, Austin, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago and Toronto before wrapping up at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool on June 6. Support comes from the excellent Holy Fuck. Pic: Pieter Van M Hattem


Justice rocked Madison Square Garden in New York recently, and are nominated for Best Video, for the freaky promo for ‘D.A.N.C.E.’, which was was shot by French directorial duo Jonas & François with animation from So Me. Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, The Killers and Oasis are also up.


NBC’s ‘Heroes’ had two nations hooked from day one. It’s up for Best TV Show alongside ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Lost’, ‘The Mighty Boosh’ and ‘The Office: An American Workplace’.


The Anton Corbijn Joy Division biopic ‘Control’ scooped Best Film at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London in February, but it faces some Oscar-winning competition from ‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘Juno’ at tonight’s ceremony. ‘The Simpsons Movie’ is also nominated.


You voted in your droves for The Cribs to be nominated as Best International Live Act, but they’ve got to beat Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Kaiser Chiefs and Muse to walk off with the title. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem


Oasis will have to beat off, metaphorically, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Radiohead and Arcade Fire to win the Best International Band award. Noel Gallagher’s recent collaboration with Paul Weller is set to be released on May 26. Pic: Dean Chalkley


Muse went home with the trophy for Best Live Band at the UK NME Awards in February. Now they’re going head to head with Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Radiohead and Oasis for Best International Band. Pic Andy Willsher


CSS backstage on their tour with Gwen Stefani at National Indoor Arena in Birmingham last September. The Brazilian party-funkers are hoping to win Best New International Live Act. Pic: Guy Eppel

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More good news for Lily Allen – after she found out her BBC3 show has been commissioned for a second series, she’s nominated for Best New International Solo Artist.


Recent NME cover stars The Last Shadow Puppets – aka Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and The Rascals’ Miles Kane – are nominated for Best New International Band. Their debut shows in New York were packed full of rabid fans, but they’ll need some serious love on the voting front to see off stiff competition from The Enemy, Foals, The Wombats and Klaxons. Pic: Dean Chalkley

Style: “70’s look”

At the inaugural US NME Awards 2008, Bloc Party are up for Best International Track. ‘Flux’ topped the Club NME DJs’ end of year polls for 2007, but can the band convince America they’ve released the single of the year?

Style: “archade fire shot2”

Canadians Arcade Fire are up for Best International Band, Best International Live Act, Best International Album (for ‘Neon Bible’) and Best International Track (for ‘Intervention’).