NME Awards 2008 - The winners

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The results are in for this year's pick of the indie crop...

Best British Band - Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:


The Cribs



Best International Band - The Killers

Also nominated:

Arcade Fire

Foo Fighters

Kings Of Leon

My Chemical Romance

Best New Band - The Enemy

Also nominated:


Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong

The Pigeon Detectives

The Wombats

Best Live Band - Muse

Also nominated:

Arctic Monkeys

The Cribs

Kaiser Chiefs

My Chemical Romance

Best Solo Artist - Kate Nash

Also nominated:

Jack Penate

Jamie T

Amy Winehouse

Patrick Wolf

Best Album - ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ - Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:

‘Shotters Nation’ - Babyshambles

‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ – The Enemy

‘Myths Of The Near Future’ - Klaxons

‘In Rainbows’ – Radiohead

Best Track - ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ – Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘Men’s Needs’ – The Cribs

‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ - Oasis

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Best Video - ‘Teddy Picker’ – Arctic Monkeys

Also nominated:

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘D.A.N.C.E.’ - Justice

‘Golden Skans’ - Klaxons

‘Teenagers’ – My Chemical Romance

Best Dancefloor Filler - ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Also nominated:

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘Hummer’ - Foals

‘D.A.N.C.E.’ - Justice

‘Atlantis To Interzone’ - Klaxons

Best Music DVD - ‘Unplugged In New York’ - Nirvana

Also nominated:

‘Up The Shambles’ – Babyshambles

‘The Song Remains The Same (Special Edition)’ – Led Zeppelin

‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ - Oasis

‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ – Amy Winehouse

Best Live Event - Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festival

Also nominated:


Muse At Wembley Stadium

T In The Park

V Festival

Hero Of The Year - Pete Doherty

Also nominated:

Matt Bellamy

Noel Fielding

Ryan Jarman

Thom Yorke

Villain Of The Year - George W Bush

Also nominated:

Tony Blair

Johnny Borrell

Gordon Brown

Amy Winehouse

Best Dressed - Noel Fielding

Also nominated:

Pete Doherty

Kate Nash

Alex Turner

Gerard Way

Worst Dressed - Amy Winehouse

Also nominated:

Johnny Borrell

Pete Doherty


Gerard Way

Best Album Artwork - ‘The Good, The Bad & The Queen’ – The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Also nominated:

‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Sawdust’ – The Killers

‘Because Of The Times’ – Kings Of Leon

‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Manic Street Preachers

Best Radio Show - Zane Lowe (Radio 1)

Also nominated:

Russell Brand (Radio 2)

Chris Moyles (Radio 1)

Colin Murray (Radio 1)

Jo Whiley (Radio 1)

Worst Album - ‘Blackout’ - Britney Spears

Also nominated:

‘All The Lost Souls’ - James Blunt

‘The Trick To Life’ – The Hoosiers

‘Spirit’ - Leona Lewis

‘Life In Cartoon Motion’ - Mika

Worst Band - The Hoosiers

Also nominated:

30 Seconds To Mars

Fall Out Boy

My Chemical Romance

Panic At The Disco

Best TV Show - The Mighty Boosh

Also nominated:


The IT Crowd

Never Mind The Buzzcocks


Best Film - Control

Also nominated:

Hot Fuzz

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

The Simpsons Movie


Sexiest Man - Noel Fielding

Also nominated:

Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist

Julian Barratt

Nicky Wire

Patrick Wolf

Sexiest Woman - Kylie Minogue

Also nominated:

Jenny Lewis


Hayley Williams

Rachael Yamagata

Best Venue - Wembley Stadium

Also nominated:

Brixton Carling Academy

Glasgow Barrowland

London Astoria

Manchester Apollo

Best Website - Facebook

Also nominated:





Best Band Blog - Radiohead ( www.radiohead.com/deadairspace)

Also nominated:

Lily Allen ( www.myspace.com/lilymusic)

Foals ( www.wearefoals.com/blog)

Lightspeed Champion ( www.lightspeedchampion.com)

The Streets ( www.myspace.com/thestreets)

Best Music Blog - The Modern Age ( www.themodernage.org)

Also nominated:

The Hype Machine ( hypem.com )

Nothing But Green Lights ( nothingbutgreenlights.net)

Spinner ( spinner.com)

Stereogum ( stereogum.com)

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