NME Awards nominations announced

By | Published on Wednesday 26 January 2011

NME Awards 2011

The nominations for this year’s NME Awards have been announced. Foals and Arcade Fire lead with four nominations each. Cheryl Cole also does well, picking up two nominations in the not at all pointless Worst Album and Least Stylish categories.

The ceremony itself will take place on 23 Feb at Brixton Academy. Those nominations in full:

Best British Band: Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Kasabian, Muse

Best International Band: Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon, My Chemical Romance, The Drums, Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist: Florence And The Machine, Frank Turner, Kanye West, Laura Marling, Paul Weller

Best New Band: Beady Eye, Everything Everything, Hurts, The Drums, Two Door Cinema Club

Best Live Band: Arcade Fire, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Kasabian, Muse

Best Album: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs, Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II, Foals – Total Life Forever, My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

Best Track: Cee Lo Green – Fuck You, Foals – Spanish Sahara, Gorillaz – Stylo, Janelle Monae (feat Big Boi) – Tightrope, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – Bang Bang Bang

Best Video: Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait, Brandon Flowers – Crossfire, Chase & Status – Let You Go, Gorillaz – Stylo, My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)

Best Festival: Download, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds Festivals, T In The Park, V Festival

Best Dancefloor Filler: Crystal Castles – Baptism, Kele – Tenderoni, Plan B – Stay Too Long, Professor Green – Jungle, Tinie Tempah – Pass Out

Best TV Show: Misfits, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Peep Show, Skins, The Inbetweeners

Best Film: Get Him To The Greek, Inception, Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, The Social Network

Hero Of The Year: Gerard Way, Julian Assange, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Matt Bellamy

Villain Of The Year: Axl Rose, David Cameron, Justin Bieber, Nick Clegg, Simon Cowell

Most Stylish: Brandon Flowers, Hayley Williams, Lady Gaga, Liam Gallagher, Noel Fielding

Least Stylish: Cheryl Cole, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Liam Gallagher

Worst Album: Cheryl Cole – Messy Little Raindrops, Justin Bieber – My World, Katy Perry – Teenage Dream, Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown, My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Worst Band: 30 Seconds To Mars, JLS, Jonas Brothers, Kings Of Leon, Tokio Hotel

Best Band Blog Or Twitter: Frank Turner, Hayley Williams, Kanye West, Lily Allen, Theo Hutchcraft

Best Book: Carl Barat – Threepenny Memoir, Jay-Z – Decode, John Lydon – Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook, Keith Richards – Life, Russell Brand – My Booky Wook 2

Best Small Festival (50,000 capacity or lower): Bestival, Kendal Calling, Latitude, RockNess, Underage Festival

Best Album Artwork: Foals – Total Life Forever, Gorillaz – Plastic Beach, Klaxons –Surfing The Void, MGMT – Congratulations, My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Hottest Woman: Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Emily Haines (Metric), Hayley Williams (Paramore), Lady Gaga, Shakira

Hottest Man: Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Dominic Howard (Muse), Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars), Matt Bellamy (Muse)