Florence, Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors Among NME Award Winners

    The NME is celebrating its 60th year in publication this year, but last night in London there was some other business to attend to—the annual NME Awards. It looks to have been an event more notable for the performances than the winners, with an unusual collaboration between Florence Welch and the Horrors (on a version of the latter’s “Still Life”) among the highlights.

    Both those artists were among the winners, with the Horrors scooping up Best Album for Skying and Florence winning Best Solo Artist (apparently the Machine, whoever they are, don’t qualify her as part of a group). You can check out the awards in full below, and yes we really do live in a world where some people think the Vaccines were the best new group to emerge in 2011. [via NME]

    NME Award winners:

    Best British Band (supported by Sonos)

    Winner: Kasabian

    Best International Band (supported by T4)

    Winner: Foo Fighters

    Best Solo Artist (supported by Rekorderlig)

    Winner: Florence + The Machine

    Best New Band (supported by Boxfresh)

    Winner: The Vaccines

    Best Live Band (supported by Carling)

    Winner: Arctic Monkeys

    Best Album (supported by HMV)

    Winner: The Horrors – ‘Skying’

    Best Track (supported by Fender)

    Winner: Florence + The Machine – ‘Shake It Out’

    Dancefloor Anthem (supported by NME Radio)

    Winner: Katy B – ‘Broken Record’

    Best Video (supported by NMEVideo.com)

    Winner: Hurts – ‘Sunday’

    Best TV Show

    Winner: ‘Fresh Meat’ 

    Best Festival

    Winner: Glastonbury

    Best Film

    Winner: ‘Submarine’

    Best Music Film

    Winner: ‘Back And Forth’ – Foo Fighters

    Greatest Music Moment Of The Year

    Winner: The Stone Roses reunite

    Best Reissue

    Winner: The Smiths – ‘Complete Reissues’

    Best Book

    Winner: Noel Fielding – ‘The Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton’ 

    Hero Of The Year

    Winner: Matt Bellamy

    Villain Of The Year

    Winner: Justin Bieber

    Worst Album

    Winner: Justin Bieber – ‘Under The Mistletoe’

    Worst Band

    Winner: One Direction

    Best Album Artwork

    Winner: Friendly Fires – ‘Pala’

    Best Band Blog Or Twitter

    Winner: @LadyGaga

    Best Small Festival

    Winner: RockNess

    Most Dedicated Fans

    Winner: Muse 

    Hottest Male

    Winner: Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars

    Hottest Female

    Winner: Hayley Williams, Paramore