NME Award 2012

NME Award 2012

The Horrors, Florence And The Machine, Muse and The Vaccines are some of the winners on last night NME Award (Feb 29th 2012). Most of the winners and nominees of this awards are our favourite musicians. To come to this event is our dreams. Unfortunately, we don’t live in UK and if we do, we don’t have access to be there. But, we will write a little about it and post some photos.

Last night, Florence and the Machines took most of the awards. Besides Best Track for Shake It Up, Florence and the Machine also won Best Solo Artist, beating Adele who won six awards on Grammy this year. Florence and the Machine also performed her song Shake It Up and rocked the stage with The Horrors, singing their single, Still Life. The Horrors did not come home empty handed last night as they received Best Album award for their third album, Skying. Meanwhile, Best British Band and Best International Band go to Kasabian and Foo Fighters.

What makes us happier about this award is lots of our favourite bands won. Other than The Horrors, the band that has become our object of obsessions—HURTS—won Best Video for their single, Sunday. The Vaccines and Friendly Fires (that I—Tessa—will see on March 17), each has also won an award. The Vaccines was declared as Best New Band and Friendly Fires got an award for Best Album Artwork.

The Stone Roses reunion was chosen as Greatest Music Moment and The Smiths took the Best Reissue Award for their complete reissue of all their albums and singles. Another legendary band who won last night was Pulp. They received Outstanding Contribution to Music award.

Here are some photos from the red carpet and the show. They are definitely not ours. We tried our best to put a credit to the photographers, but we can’t find all the names. So, if you know who owns this photo, please tell us and we will immediately put the credit here. (I think some of them belongs to Getty, but please correct me if I’m wrong.)

The Maccabees

Friendly Fires (Where's Edd?)

Graham Coxon (Blur)


The Cowan Brothers—Freddie from the Vaccines and Tom from The Horrors. This photo really makes my day! (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

The Vaccines (Photo: Andy Willsher)

Faris Badwan (The Horrors) and Florence and the Machine


Full list of the winners can be seen below, including the non-music award such as Best TV Show (Fresh Meat), Best Book (Noel Fielding – The Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton) and Best Film (Submarine).

Best British Band supported by Sonos

Best International Band supported by T4
Foo Fighters

Best Solo Artist supported by Rekorderlig
Florence + The Machine

Best New Band supported by Boxfresh
The Vaccines

Best Live Band supported by Carling
Arctic Monkeys

Best Album supported by HMV
The Horrors – Skying

Best Track supported by Fender
Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

Dancefloor Anthem supported by NME Radio
Katy B – Broken Record

Best Video supported by NMEVideo.com
Hurts – Sunday

Best TV Show
Fresh Meat

Best Festival

Best Film

Best Music Film
Back and Forth – Foo Fighters

Greatest Music Moment
The Stone Roses Reunite

Best Reissue
The Smiths – Complete Re-Issues

Best Book
Noel Fielding – The Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton

Hero Of The Year
Matt Bellamy

Villain Of The Year
Justin Bieber

Worst Album
Justin Bieber – Under The Mistletoe

Worst Band
One Direction

Best Album Artwork
Friendly Fires – Pala

Best Band Blog or Twitter

Best Small Festival

Most Dedicated Fans

Hottest Male
Jared Leto – 30 Seconds To Mars

Hottest Female
Hayley Williams – Paramore

Outstanding Contribution to Music

Godlike Genius Award
Noel Gallagher

Philip Hall Radar Award
Azealia Banks

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