NME Awards 2016

Date
February, 2016
Host Grammy Awards 2016
Location
Edition
 
Time
 
Network

History of New Musical Express Awards

The annual NME Awards were founded by the New Musical Express music magazine, hence the acronym “NME”. The first round of awards was held in 1953. The magazine has an identity of its own and the NME Awards are basically an offshoot but have become a regular annual feature.

The approach to these awards is rather unique and they are given in a rather jovial and humorous fashion although behind this façade is a dead serious intent. The credit to the awardees is actually quite real. The categories include the “Villain of the Year” and the “Worst Record”. The actual award is made in the shape of a middle finger extended in a profane manner.

The awards started off with the “NME Poll Winners Concert” which was followed by the actual awards ceremony. This was the modus operandi from 1952 and continued up till 1972, Bands like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles were popularly featured. Renowned venues like the Empire Pool and the Royal Albert Hall were used.

Over the years, these awards have served as a reflection of the changing face of music from one era to the next. The NME Awards went into a recession in the eighties but was however revived in the nineties with the NME Brat Awards which marked the beginning of the “Britpop” era. During this period, the British rock band Oasis won three awards including one for their iconic track Wonderwall which is popular even today.

The 2000s ushered in an era of what came to be known as the “Garage Rock Revival” which was marked by The Strokes who won three awards.

Recipients

Here are the details of a few recipients of the NME Awards over the years:

  • 1995 – Oasis (3 awards)
  • 1996 – Oasis (4 awards)
  • 1999 – Manic Street Preachers (4 awards)
  • 2000 – Blur (3 awards)
  • 2001 – Coldplay (2 awards)
  • 2002 – The Strokes (3 awards)
  • 2003 – Coldplay (2 awards)
  • 2005 – Franz Ferdinand (2 awards)
  • 2006 – Arctic Monkeys (3 awards)
  • 2007 – Arctic Monkeys (2 awards)
  • 2008 – Arctic Monkeys (3 awards)
  • 2009 – MGMT (2 awards)
  • 2010 – Muse and Kasabian (2 awards)
  • 2011 – My Chemical Romance (2 awards)
  • 2012 – Florence and the Machine (2 awards)
  • 2013 – Florence and the Machine and The Rolling Stones (2 awards)

NME Awards 2016 Nominees

Best British Band

  • The Libertines
    Foals
    Wolf Alice
    The 1975
    Catfish and the Bottlemen
    The Maccabees

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas

  • Tame Impala
    Foo Fighters
    The Strokes
    The Killers
    Alabama Shakes
    Run The Jewels

Best New Artist

  • Rat Boy
    Hinds
    Halsey
    Yak
    Lapsley
    Formation

Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens

  • Adele
    Noel Gallagher
    Ed Sheeran
    Charli XCX
    Florence Welch
    Skepta

Best International Solo Artist

  • Kendrick Lamar
    Lana Del Rey
    Taylor Swift
    Courtney Barnett
    Kanye West
    Grimes

Best Live Band

  • The Maccabees
    The Libertines
    Foals
    Catfish and the Bottlemen
    Royal Blood
    Wolf Alice

Best Album supported by HMV

  • Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’
    The Maccabees – ‘Marks to Prove it’
    Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’
    Tame Impala – ‘Currents’
    Grimes – ‘Art Angels’
    Foals – ‘What Went Down’

Best Track

  • Coldplay – ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’
    The Libertines – ‘Gunga Din’
    The Weeknd – ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’
    Skepta – ‘Shut Down’
    Wolf Alice – ‘Giant Peach’
    Foals – 'What Went Down'

Best TV Show

  • The Walking Dead
    Game of Thrones
    American Horror Story
    Peep Show
    This is England ‘90
    Gogglebox

Best Film

  • Ex Machina
    Spectre
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Whiplash
    Kill Your Friends
    Beasts of No Nation

Best Music Film

  • Amy
    Montage of Heck
    Straight Outta Compton
    What Happened, Miss Simone
    The Reflektor Tapes
    New World Towers

Best Music Video

  • Rihanna – ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’
    The Libertines – ‘Heart Of The Matter’
    Wolf Alice – ‘You’re a Germ’
    Blur – ‘Ong Ong’
    Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’
    Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know The Better’

Best Actor

  • Tom Hardy
    Eddie Redmayne
    Nicholas Hoult
    Stephen Graham
    Idris Elba
    Daniel Radcliffe

Best Actress

  • Vicky McClure
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Emilia Clarke
    Gemma Chan
    Amy Schumer
    Saoirse Ronan

Best Reissue

  • David Bowie – ‘Five Years’
    A Tribe Called Quest – ‘People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths Of Rhythm’
    Velvet Underground – ‘Loaded’
    Rolling Stones – ‘Sticky Fingers’
    Tori Amos – ‘Under The Pink’
    Faith No More – ‘Angel Dust’

Best Book

  • ‘I'll Never Write My Memoirs’ Grace Jones
    ‘M Train’ Patti Smith
    ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’ Elvis Costello
    ‘Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl’ Carrie Brownstein
    ‘Lucky’ Professor Green
    ‘Over The Top And Back’ Tom Jones

Best Festival

  • Glastonbury
    Reading & Leeds
    V Festival
    T in the Park
    Bestival
    Isle of Wight

Best Small Festival

  • Swn
    Festival Number 6
    Green Man
    End Of The Road
    Liverpool Sound City
    Kendall Calling

Best British Band

  • The Libertines
    Foals
    Wolf Alice
    The 1975
    Catfish and the Bottlemen
    The Maccabees

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas

  • Tame Impala
    Foo Fighters
    The Strokes
    The Killers
    Alabama Shakes
    Run The Jewels

Best New Artist

  • Rat Boy
    Hinds
    Halsey
    Yak
    Lapsley
    Formation

Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens

  • Adele
    Noel Gallagher
    Ed Sheeran
    Charli XCX
    Florence Welch
    Skepta

Best International Solo Artist

  • Kendrick Lamar
    Lana Del Rey
    Taylor Swift
    Courtney Barnett
    Kanye West
    Grimes

Best Live Band

  • The Maccabees
    The Libertines
    Foals
    Catfish and the Bottlemen
    Royal Blood
    Wolf Alice

Best Album supported by HMV

  • Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’
    The Maccabees – ‘Marks to Prove it’
    Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’
    Tame Impala – ‘Currents’
    Grimes – ‘Art Angels’
    Foals – ‘What Went Down’

Best Track

  • Coldplay – ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’
    The Libertines – ‘Gunga Din’
    The Weeknd – ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’
    Skepta – ‘Shut Down’
    Wolf Alice – ‘Giant Peach’
    Foals – 'What Went Down'

Best TV Show

  • The Walking Dead
    Game of Thrones
    American Horror Story
    Peep Show
    This is England ‘90
    Gogglebox

Best Film

  • Ex Machina
    Spectre
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Whiplash
    Kill Your Friends
    Beasts of No Nation

Best Music Film

  • Amy
    Montage of Heck
    Straight Outta Compton
    What Happened, Miss Simone
    The Reflektor Tapes
    New World Towers

Best Music Video

  • Rihanna – ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’
    The Libertines – ‘Heart Of The Matter’
    Wolf Alice – ‘You’re a Germ’
    Blur – ‘Ong Ong’
    Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’
    Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know The Better’

Best Actor

  • Tom Hardy
    Eddie Redmayne
    Nicholas Hoult
    Stephen Graham
    Idris Elba
    Daniel Radcliffe

Best Actress

  • Vicky McClure
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Emilia Clarke
    Gemma Chan
    Amy Schumer
    Saoirse Ronan

Best Reissue

  • David Bowie – ‘Five Years’
    A Tribe Called Quest – ‘People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths Of Rhythm’
    Velvet Underground – ‘Loaded’
    Rolling Stones – ‘Sticky Fingers’
    Tori Amos – ‘Under The Pink’
    Faith No More – ‘Angel Dust’

Best Book

  • ‘I'll Never Write My Memoirs’ Grace Jones
    ‘M Train’ Patti Smith
    ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’ Elvis Costello
    ‘Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl’ Carrie Brownstein
    ‘Lucky’ Professor Green
    ‘Over The Top And Back’ Tom Jones

Best Festival

  • Glastonbury
    Reading & Leeds
    V Festival
    T in the Park
    Bestival
    Isle of Wight

Best Small Festival

  • Swn
    Festival Number 6
    Green Man
    End Of The Road
    Liverpool Sound City
    Kendall Calling

Music Moment of the Year

  • The return of Adele
    The Libertines secret Glastonbury set
    Dave Grohl breaks leg and carries on
    Florence headlines Glastonbury
    Kanye at The Brits
    One Direction ‘split’

Best Fan Community

  • Hurts
    The Libertines
    Muse
    Catfish and the Bottleman
    The 1975
    Wolf Alice

Worst Band

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
    One Direction
    Little Mix
    Sleaford Mods
    U2
    Nickelback

Villain of the Year

  • David Cameron
    Chris Moyles
    Kanye West
    Donald Trump
    George Osbourne
    Simon Cowell

Hero of the Year

  • Adele
    Dave Grohl
    Jeremy Corbyn
    Florence Welch
    Kanye West
    Taylor Swift

Vlogger of the Year

  • KSI
    Vikkstar123
    Charlie McDonnell
    Joe Weller
    Danisnotonfire
    Savannah Brown

Game of the Year

  • Metal Gear Solid
    The Rise Of The Tomb Raider
    Fallout 4
    Star Wars Battleforce
    The Legend Of Zelda Triforce Heroes
    Guitar Hero