Lady Gaga makes best and worst-dressed shortlists
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Chart star Lady Gaga's outrageous dress sense has proved to be divisive - after she was shortlisted for both most and least stylish star in this year's NME Awards.
The singer, who took dressing to new heights with her meat frock last year, is joined on both lists by former Oasis star Liam Gallagher, who has his own clothing range.
Leading the shortlists on the music side are Foals who have five nominations, including best British band and best album for Mercury-nominated Total Life Forever.
The quintet take on Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian and Muse for the British band prize.
And they face releases by Arcade Fire, Crystal Castles, My Chemical Romance and Two Door Cinema Club in the best album section.
Arcade Fire, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Kasabian and Muse are in the running for best live band.
Arcade Fire and My Chemical Romance have four nominations each at the Shockwaves NME Awards which take place on February 23 at the O2 Brixton Academy.
Despite still not having played live or released their debut album, Gallagher's new act Beady Eye are up for best new band. They compete with Everything Everything, Hurts, The Drums and Two Door Cinema Club.
Foo Fighters and former Nirvana star Dave Grohl has already been announced as the recipient of this year's "godlike genius award".
:: 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 + 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 - F*** 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).
:: 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 band: 30 Seconds To Mars, JLS, Jonas Brothers, Kings Of Leon, Tokio Hotel.
:: 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)
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