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NME Awards nominations announced

By | Published on Thursday 18 January 2018

NME Awards 2018

The nominees for this year’s NME Awards have been announced, including the shortlist for the coveted Villain Of The Year prize. Not sure if Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will be there in person on the night. It’d be a great opportunity to sort out that whole nuclear thing.

Says NME editor-in-chief Mike Williams: “Once again the NME readers have shown just how switched-on, diverse and exciting their tastes are in coming up with these shortlists, which themselves highlight what an amazing twelve months it’s been for music. It’s brilliant to see some old favourites mixing with a load of fresh new names, and it’ll be interesting to see which of the big guns go home with awards, and where the major upsets might happen”.

I think it’ll be a pretty major upset if any one of the acts in the running for Best British Band actually wins, so it really is as exciting as Mike says.

And the nominees are…

Best British Band: Alt-J, Kasabian, Wolf Alice, The 1975, The xx, Bastille

Best International Band: Haim, The National, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Paramore, Migos

Best British Solo Artist: Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Charli XCX

Best International Solo Artist: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, St Vincent, Father John Misty

Best New Artist: Stefflon Don, J Hus, The Magic Gang, Sigrid, SZA, Shame

Best Live Artist: Kasabian, Stormzy, Lorde, Royal Blood, LCD Soundsystem, Liam Gallagher

Best Album: Lorde – Melodrama, J Hus – Common Sense, Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life, Gorillaz – Humanz, Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone, The National – Sleep Well Beast

Best Track: Kasabian – Bless This House, Kendrick Lamar – Humble, Lorde – Green Light, The Horrors – Something To Remember Me By, Dua Lipa – New Rules, Charli XCX – Boys

Best Reissue: Radiohead – OKNOTOK, Prince – Purple Rain, The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, REM – Automatic For The People, The Smiths – the Queen Is Dead, Super Furry Animals – Radiator

Best Collaboration: Craig David & Bastille – I Know You, Stefflon Don & Skepta – Ding-A-Ling, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast, Gorillaz & Jehnny Beth – We Got The Power, Lily Allen & Giggs – Trigger Bang, Yungen & Yxng Bane – Bestie

Best Mixtape: Carli XCX – Pop 2, Drake – More Life, Krept & Konan – 7 Nights/7 Days, Rex Orange County, Apricot Princess, Dave Game Over, Avelino – No Bullshit

Best Video: Big Moon – Sucker, Charli XCX – Boys, St Vincent – Los Ageless, Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do, Dua Lipa – New Rules, Pale Waves – Television Romance

Best Film: T2 Trainspotting, Blade Runner 2049, Baby Driver, The Disaster Artist, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, It

Best Festival: Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Download, Parklife, TRNSMT, Bestival

Best Small Festival: Festival No 6, Boardmasters, Wilderness, Field Day, End Of The Road, Kendal Calling

Best Festival Headliner: Muse, Boy Better Know, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher, Foo Fighters, The 1975

Music Moment Of The Year: One Love Manchester, The Killers play surprise set at Glastonbury, Grime4Corbyn, Noel Gallagher plays Don’t Look Back In Anger at Manchester Arena, Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington tribute concert

Best Music Book: Wiley – Eskiboy, Action Bronson – Fuck That’s Delicious, Dylan Jones – David Bowie: A Life, Allan Jones – Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, Lizzy Goodman – Meet Me In The Bathroom, The KLF – 2023: A Trilogy

Best Music Film: Lady Gaga – Five Foot Two, L7 – Pretend We’re Dead, Bunch Of Kunst, George Michael – Freedom, England Is Mine, Whitney – Can I Be Me

Best TV Show: Stranger Things 2, Game Of Thrones, Westworld, Rick & Morty, GLOW, Peaky Blinders

Villain Of The Year: Donald Trump, Theresa May, Katie Hopkins, Piers Morgan, Kim Jong-un, Jeremy Hunt

Hero Of The Year: Ariana Grande, Rose McGowan, Jeremy Corbyn, Ellie Rowsell, Big Shaq, David Attenborough