Fall Out Boy are nominated in the Worst Band category at this year's awards. Also nominated are 30 Seconds To Mars, The Hoosiers, Panic At The Disco and My Chemical Romance. Readers can vote now at NME.COM/AWARDS.
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Mika is nominated for the Shockwaves NME Award for Worst Dressed. Also nominated are Johnny Borrell, Pete Doherty, Gerard Way and Amy Winehouse. Who should win? Have your say now at NME.COM/AWARDS. Pic: PA Photos
Razorlight's Johnny Borrell, nominated for Villain Of The Year and Worst Dressed at this year's awards. Razorlight won Best New Band in 2005. Vote now at NME.COM/AWARDS. Pic Andy Fallon
Scotland's T In The Park festival, Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festival, Glastonbury, Muse at Wembley Stadium and V Festival are all nominated for the Best Live Event award. Head to NME.COM/AWARDS now to have your say! Pic: Phil Wallis
Glastonbury festival is nominated in the Best Live Event category. Glastonbury last won the award in 2005 - if you think that Michael Eavis should triumph again in 2008, head to NME.COM/AWARDS to cast your vote now. Pic: Andy Willsher
The Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals is nominated for Best Live Event once more. The festival(s) won in 2007 and 2006.
Nirvana's 'Unplugged In New York' is nominated in the Best Music DVD category. Recorded in November 1993, the show was aired on MTV in December that year and is notable for the fact that the band shunned playing much of their own material in favour of covers of David Bowie, Leadbelly, The Vaselines and 1980s alt.rockers The Meat Puppets.
French dance duo Justice are nominated for the award for Best Dancefloor Filler for single D.A.N.C.E. Justice first came to prominence in 2003, when their remix of Simian's 'Never Be Alone' won a radio station competition.
Oasis are up for the gongs for Best Track for 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' and Best Music DVD for the tour movie of the same name. In 1996 the band made history by winning four NME Awards.
Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' is nominated for Best Album. Their seventh album was originally released as a digital download in October last year, but topped the UK charts after it was physically released on December 31.
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Patrick Wolf is nominated for Best Solo Artist as well as Sexiest Man. Head to NME.COM/AWARDS now to cast your vote today.
Jamie T is nominated for Best Solo Artist at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards. Fellow nominees are Amy Winehouse, Jack Penate, Kate Nash and Patrick Wolf. Decide who gets your vote now at NME.COM/AWARDS.
Kate Nash and Jack Penate, who appeared together on the NME cover last year, are both nominated in the Best Solo Artist category at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008. But who'll win the gong? Cast your vote now at NME.COM/AWARDS.
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Kaiser Chiefs are nominated in the category for Best Live Band. The Leeds chart-toppers are up against Arctic Monkeys, Muse, The Cribs and My Chemical Romance. Pic: Danny North
The Wombats are nominated for Best New Band and Best Track for 'Let's Dance To Joy Division'. The band met at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and the school gave them the opportunity to play to over 20,000 people in China on one of their first trips outside the UK.
Pigeon Detectives have bagged a nomination for Best New Band at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards. Cast your vote now at NME.COM/AWARDS. Pic: Danny North
Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong are up for Best New Band at the Shockwaves NME Awards, and are on our awards tour with The Cribs, The Ting Tings and Does It Offend You Yeah?. Grab your tickets at NME.COM/GIGS now. Pic: Tom Oxley
Foals are nominated for Best New Band and Best Dancefloor Filler for 'Hummer', which won't feature on their forthcoming debut album 'Antidotes'.
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The Enemy are in the running for Best New Band and Best Album. The group's rise has been so rapid they'll even play a brace of sold-out stadium shows at their native Coventry's Ricoh Arena later this year.
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My Chemical Romance are up for Best International Band, Best Live Band and Best Video (for 'Teenagers'). Frontman Gerard Way, also nominated in the Best Dressed category, has revealed that the band have killed off their alter egos The Black Parade and will be back to being themselves for the next record. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Kings Of Leon are up for Best International Band and Best Album Artwork. The Kings were the surprise indie success story of 2007 as their third album 'Because Of The Times' not only made Number One in the UK but achieved their biggest ever US placing of Number 25.
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The Killers are nominated for Best International Band and Best Album Artwork for 'Sawdust'. Pic: PA Photos
Foo Fighters are in the running for Best International Band following a sensational headline set at V2007 and the much acclaimed release of their sixth studio album 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace'.
Arcade Fire are up for Best International Band, and they will have earned it after performing at almost every UK festival in 2007. Head to NME.COM/AWARDS now to vote for them . Pic: James Quinton
Muse are nominated for Best British Band and Best Live Band, following their two landmark shows at the new Wembley Stadium where they became the first act ever to play there to a sold out audience. Pic: Andy Willsher
Klaxons are up for Best British Band, Best Album and Best Video for 'Golden Skans'.
In 2007 the band won the Mercury Music Prize for album 'Myths Of The Near Future' as well as topping the NME critics' Albums and Tracks Of The Year. Pic: Tom Oxley
The Cribs are nominated for Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Track for single 'Men's Needs'. At 2006's awards ceremony front man Ryan Jarman was hospitalised when he somersaulted over a table, stabbing himself on a broken wine glass. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Babyshambles are up for Best British Band, Best Album, Best Music DVD and both Best and Worst Dressed thanks to Pete Doherty's highly imitable dress sense. Their last brush with the awards was ill-fated as bassist Drew and drummer Adam were forced to play a set on their own when the rest of the band failed to turn up. Pic: Guy Eppel
Noel Fielding is nominated in the awards for Best Dressed alongside Alex Turner, Gerard Way, Kate Nash and Pete Doherty. The 'Mighty Boosh' star is also nominated for Sexiest Male and up against Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, Nicky Wire, Julian Barrett and Patrick Wolf. Winners are announced on February 28. Pic: Andy Fallon
Amy Winehouse is up for Best Solo Artist at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards. Fellow nominees include Kate Nash, Jamie T, Jack Penate and Patrick Wolf. Pic: Andy Willsher
The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 nominations are announced today! Led Zeppelin are nominated for Best Music DVD for 'The Song Remains The Same'. Also nominated in this category are Babyshambles, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse and Oasis. Head to NME.COM/AWARDS to vote. Pic: PA Photos