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The NME Awards With Austin, Texas happened, sources confirm

By | Published on Thursday 18 February 2016

NME Awards With Austin, Texas 2016

It was the NME Awards With Austin, Texas last night. And what a night it was. Oh my. The ups. The downs. The inappropriate comment by that person. The person who won over the audience when no one expected it. Oh, it was such a night.

And there were awards! Lots of them! People were celebrated from across music and beyond. It was all very exciting. There’s a full list of winners below, but let’s just cover the important ones here. Villain Of The Year went to Donald Trump, Best Fan Community went to The Libertines, Worst Band went to 5 Seconds Of Summer and, most exciting of all, it was decided that the best vlogger of the last year was KSI.

Always on hand with a quote, NME Editor-In-Chief Mike Williams said of the night (what a night it was!): “The last twelve months have been massive for NME, so I’m delighted that we’ve been able to celebrate with such an amazing knees-up. Once again we lived up to our reputation as the most rock n roll awards ceremony on the planet, and it’s great to see so many brilliant artists being crowned NME Award winners. Roll on another year of brilliant music”.

We’ve covered the key categories, but if you’re interesting, here’s the full list of winners:

Best British Band: The Maccabees
Best British Solo Artist: Charli XCX
Best International Band: Run The Jewels
Best International Solo Artist: Taylor Swift
Best Live Band: Wolf Alice
Best New Artist: Rat Boy

Best Album: Foals – What Went Down
Best Track: Wolf Alice – Giant Peach
Best Music Film: Blur – New World Towers
Best Music Video: Slaves – Cheer Up London
Best Reissue: David Bowie – Five Years
Best Book: Patti Smith – M Train

Best TV Show: This Is England 90
Best Film: Beasts Of No Nation
Best Actor: Idris Elba
Best Actress: Vicky McClure

Best Festival: Glastonbury
Best Small Festival: End Of The Road

Music Moment Of The Year: The Libertines secret Glastonbury set
Best Fan Community: The Libertines

Worst Band: 5 Seconds Of Summer
Villain Of The Year: Donald Trump
Hero Of The Year: Dave Grohl
Vlogger Of The Year: KSI

Inspiration Award: Yoko Ono
Innovation Award: Bring Me The Horizon
Godlike Genius: Coldplay