Shockwaves NME Awards – Winners (2009)

    The British can’t seem to get enough of the Kings of Leon. Last week’s Brits Awards saw them take home the trophies for Best International Group and Best International Album, while tonight’s Shockwaves NME Awards in London presented the Nashvillians with the Best Album title.


    The show was held at the O2 Academy in Brixton and featured live performances by Blur’s Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, Franz Ferdinand and LaRoux, Mercury Music Prize winners Elbow and Friendly Fires.


    The full list of awards handed out:


    Best British Band: Oasis

    Best International Band: The Killers

    Best New Band: MGMT
    Best Live Band: Muse
    Best Solo Artist: Pete Doherty 

    Best Album: Kings of Leon Only By The Night

    Best Track: MGMT "Time To Pretend"

    Best Video: Last Shadow Puppets  "My Mistakes Were Made For You"
    Best DVD: Arctic Monkeys At the Apollo

    Best Album Artwork: Muse HAARP 

    Best Venue: London Astoria

    Best Live Event: Glastonbury

    Best Blog: Noel Gallagher

    Best TV Show: The Mighty Boosh

    Best Dressed: Alexa Chung

    Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse

    Godlike Genius: The Cure

    Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Elbow

    Hero of the Year: Barack Obama

    Villain of the Year: George W. Bush

    Worst Band & Worst Album: Jonas Brothers

    Sexiest Male: Matt Bellamy

    Sexiest Female: Hayley Williams  

    Best Website: YouTube

    Philip Hall Radar Award: The Big Pink