At Wednesday night’s NME Awards ceremony in Brixton Academy, alt-rockers Wolf Alice won big and Coldplay’s table was trashed by Bring Me the Horizon during an energetic live performance.
The winners of this year’s NME Awards were announced at a ceremony in Brixton on Wednesday night at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.
North London rock quartet Wolf Alice took home two of the most coveted gongs of the night – ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’ for their 2015 smash hit, ‘Giant Peach’. The Maccabees were also celebrating, having won ‘Best British Band’ – only a couple of weeks after they gigged at the venue. Foals, who opened the show with ‘What Went Down’, picked up the ‘Best Album’ award.
A highlight from the evening came when rock group Bring Me the Horizon trashed Coldplay’s table – apparently it wasn’t deliberately targeted, but Chris Martin did seem a bit bemused. It didn’t stop the young band picking up the NME Innovation Award.
Coldplay were presented with a ‘Godlike Genius’ award by Kylie Minogue and closed the show with a set of career-spanning hits including Fix You, Adventure of a Lifetime, Clocks, and Viva la Vida.
Mike Williams, NME editor-in-chief, said: “The last 12 months have been massive for NME, so I’m delighted that we’ve been able to celebrate with such an amazing knees-up.”
Donald Trump was named ‘Villain of the Year’ while Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl was crowned ‘Hero of the Year’. For a second year in a row, 5 Seconds of Summer proved unpopular with the NME audience, voted ‘Worst Band of the Year’.
The complete list of NME Awards 2016 are below:
GODLIKE GENIUS – COLDPLAY
NME INSPIRATION AWARD – YOKO ONO
NME INNOVATION AWARD – BRING ME THE HORIZON
BEST BRITISH BAND – THE MACCABEES
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND SUPPORTED BY AUSTIN, TEXAS – RUN THE JEWELS
BEST BRITISH SOLO ARTIST SUPPORTED BY PILOT PENS – CHARLI XCX
BEST INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST SUPPORTED BY NIKON – TAYLOR SWIFT
BEST LIVE BAND SUPPORTED BY RED STRIPE – WOLF ALICE
BEST ALBUM SUPPORTED BY HMV – FOALS – ‘WHAT WENT DOWN’
MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR – THE LIBERTINES SECRET GLASTONBURY SET
BEST TRACK – WOLF ALICE – ‘GIANT PEACH’
BEST NEW ARTIST SUPPORTED BY TOPMAN– RAT BOY
BEST MUSIC VIDEO – SLAVES – ‘CHEER UP LONDON’
BEST MUSIC FILM – BLUR: NEW WORLD TOWERS
BEST FILM – BEASTS OF NO NATION
BEST TV SHOW – THIS IS ENGLAND 90
BEST ACTRESS – VICKY MCCLURE
BEST ACTOR – IDRIS ELBA
BEST FESTIVAL – GLASTONBURY
BEST SMALL FESTIVAL SUPPORTED BY ID&C – END OF THE ROAD
BEST REISSUE – DAVID BOWIE – FIVE YEARS
BEST BOOK – PATTI SMITH – ‘M TRAIN’
BEST FAN COMMUNITY – THE LIBERTINES
BEST VLOGGER – KSI
HERO OF THE YEAR – DAVE GROHL
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR – DONALD TRUMP
WORST BAND – 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER