Muse, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys lead Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 nominations

Kasabian, Vampire Weekend also on the shortlist

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The nominations for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 have been announced, with Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian leading the way.

Muse, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective and Biffy Clyro have also received nominations for the awards, while Oasis – who split up in August 2009 – bagged several nods too.

The awards themselves take place at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton on February 24, and you can vote for who you want to win by heading to NME.COM/awards now.


The Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 nominations are:

Best British Band (sponsored by Shockwaves)


Arctic Monkeys

Biffy Clyro




Best International Band (sponsored by 4music/T4)

Green Day

Kings Of Leon


Vampire Weekend

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Solo Artist

Dizzee Rascal

Florence And The Machine

Jamie T

Julian Casablancas

Lady Gaga

Best New Band (sponsored by USC)

The Big Pink

Bombay Bicycle Club

Mumford & Sons

The xx

La Roux

Best Live Band (sponsored by Tuborg)

Arctic Monkeys




Them Crooked Vultures

Best Album (sponsored by HMV)

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Humbug’

Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’

Muse – ‘The Resistance’

The Cribs – ‘Ignore The Ignorant’

The Horrors – ‘Primary Colours’

Best Track (sponsored by NME Radio)

Animal Collective – ‘My Girls’

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Crying Lightning’

Florence And The Machine – ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’

Jamie T – ‘Sticks N’ Stones’

The Big Pink – ‘Dominos’

Best Video (sponsored by NME TV)

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Cornerstone ‘

Biffy Clyro – ‘The Captain’

Kasabian – ‘Fire’

The Maccabees – ‘Can You Give It’

Oasis – ‘Falling Down’

Best Live Event

Blur at Hyde Park

Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace

Muse at Teignmouth

Oasis at Heaton Park

The Dead Weather at Shoreditch Church

Best Festival



Reading And Leeds Festivals

T In The Park

V Festival

Best Dancefloor Filler

Dizzee Rascal And Armand Van Helden – ‘Bonkers’

Florence And The Machine – ‘You’ve Got The Love’

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

Lady Gaga – ‘Poker Face’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Zero’

Best TV Show

The Inbetweeners

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Peep Show


True Blood

Best Film

(500) Days Of Summer

In The Loop

Inglourious Basterds

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Where The Wild Things Are

Best DVD

Kings Of Leon – Live At The The O2 Arena

Flight Of The Conchords – Complete HBO Second Season

The Killers – Live From The Royal Albert Hall

The Mighty Boosh – Future Sailors

Nirvana – Live At Reading

Giving It Back Fan Award

Kasabian and Noel Fielding for free ‘Vlad The Impaler’ video

Danger Mouse for leaking ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’

Lily Allen for her Twitter ticket treasure hunt

Arctic Monkeys for their Oxfam golden tickets

Vampire Weekend for giving away ‘Horchata’ from the album ‘Contra’

Hero Of The Year

Beyoncé Knowles

Noel Gallagher

Rage Against The Machine

Matt Bellamy

Alex Turner

Villain Of The Year

Noel Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Simon Cowell

Kanye West

Lady Gaga

Best Dressed

Lady Gaga

Liam Gallagher

Noel Fielding

Florence Welch

Karen O

Worst Dressed

Lady Gaga

Matt Bellamy

Katy Perry

Liam Gallagher

Elly Jackson, La Roux

Worst Album

Green Day – ’21st Century Breakdown’

Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’

The Jonas Brothers – ‘Lines Vines Trying Times’

U2 – ‘No Line On The Horizon’

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Humbug’

Worst Band

Green Day


Jonas Brothers



Hottest Man

Head to NME.COM now to rate possibles including Alex Turner, Liam Gallagher, Peter Doherty, Matt Bellamy, Brandon Flowers and Julian Casablancas

Hottest Woman

Head to NME.COM now to rate possibles including Lily Allen, Alison Mosshart, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Florence Welch and Karen O

Best Website (excluding NME.COM)




Best Album Artwork

Muse – ‘The Resistance’

Green Day – ’21st Century Breakdown’

Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’

The Cribs – ‘Ignore The Ignorant’

Manic Street Preachers – ‘Journal For Plague Lovers ‘

Best Band Blog

Muse ( and

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Noel Gallagher (

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Paramore (

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