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NME Awards hands out prizes to people who it was decided should win them

By | Published on Thursday 15 February 2018

NME Awards 2018

It was the NME Awards last night. And a right old time was had by all. Everyone said that they just really enjoyed being there and that the awards given out were a mere bonus. Makes you wonder why they even bother with the actual awards at all.

“Blimey, what a night”, says NME guy Mike Williams, confirming the right old time that was had. By all. “Liam Gallagher proved he’s the ultimate Godlike Genius and inspired some amazing rock n roll moments in the room, Shirley Manson and Boy Better Know got the recognition their amazing achievements deserve, and the list of winners was like a who’s who of the most relevant and exciting artists in the world today”.

He went on: “After such a huge year for NME where once again our audience is bigger than it’s ever been in our history, it’s great to give everyone such a brilliant night to remember (hangovers notwithstanding…)”

Who were the winners though? Do you know what? I don’t know. I thought we just agreed the actual awards don’t matter. But, if you insist on having that knowledge, luckily for you, I have this list here:

Best British Band: Alt-J
Best British Solo Artist: Loyle Carner
Best International Solo Artist: Lorde
Best International Band: Haim
Best New Artist: Stefflon Don
Best Live Artist: Kasabian
Under The Radar Award: Pale Waves

Best Track: Charli XCX – Boys
Best Mixtape: Avelino – No Bullshit
Best Album: J Hus – Common Sense
Best Collaboration: Craig David & Bastille – I Know You
Best Reissue: Radiohead – OKNOTOK

Best Festival: Glastonbury
Best Small Festival: Festival No 6
Best Festival Headliner: Muse

Best Film: Baby Driver
Best Music Video: The Big Moon – Sucker
Best Music Film: Gaga: Five Foot Two
Best Book: Wiley – Eskiboy
Best TV Show: Stranger Things 2

Music Moment Of The Year: One Love Manchester
Hero Of The Year: Ariana Grande
Villain Of The Year: Piers Morgan

NME Icon: Shirley Manson
NME Innovation Award: Boy Better Know
Godlike Genius: Liam Gallagher