Muse, Kasabian, Paul Weller win Shockwaves NME Awards

Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys, The Specials also honoured at London ceremony

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Muse, Kasabian, The Specials and Paul Weller were among the winners at last night’s (February 24) Shockwaves NME Awards, which took place at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton.

Kasabian and Muse scooped two awards each, with the former bagging gongs for Best Album (for ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’) and Best Album Artwork, while Muse won the Best British Band award and Best Website.

Courtney Love‘s Hole played the awards, as did The Specials, who were given the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award.


Paul Weller, meanwhile, was named Godlike Genius. He was presented the award by The Clash‘s Mick Jones and Primal Scream‘s Bobby Gillespie, both of whom took the opportunity to praise him as a songwriter and friend.

Upon collecting his award, Weller said: “I’m embarrassed because people said so many nice things about me…but they’re all true! God bless you, have a good night!”

He then played a six-song set spanning his career with a supergorup who included My Bloody Valentine‘s Kevin Shields and ex-Oasis guitarist Gem Archer.


The Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 winners in full are:

Godlike Genius

Paul Weller

Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music

The Specials

Best British Band (supported by Shockwaves)


Best International Band (supported by 4music/T4)


Best Solo Artist

Jamie T

Philip Hall Radar Award

The Drums

Best New Band (supported by USC)

Bombay Bicycle Club

Best Live Act (supported by Tuborg)

Arctic Monkeys

Best Album (supported by HMV)

Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’

Best Track (supported by NME Radio)

The Big Pink – ‘Dominos’

Best Video (supported by NME TV)

Biffy Clyro – ‘The Captain’

Best Live Event

Blur at Hyde Park

Best Festival


Best Dancefloor Filler

La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’ (Skream Remix)

Best TV Show

The Inbetweeners

Best Film

Inglourious Basterds

Best DVD

The Mighty Boosh – Future Sailors

Giving It Back Fan Award

Lily Allen for her Twitter ticket treasure hunt

Hero Of The Year

Rage Against The Machine

Villain Of The Year

Kanye West

Best Dressed

Lady Gaga

Worst Dressed

Lady Gaga

Worst Album

The Jonas Brothers – ‘Lines, Vines And Trying Times’

Worst Band

Jonas Brothers

Hottest Man

Matt Bellamy (Muse)

Hottest Woman

Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

Best Website (excluding NME.COM)

Best Album Artwork

Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’

Best Band Blog

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