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The 1975 named best live worst band, and other tales from the NME Awards

By | Published on Thursday 16 February 2017

The 1975

The NME Awards took place last night, with sponsor VO5 ensuring that everyone in attendance had marvellous hair.

Wiley got his Outstanding Contribution prize, while the Pet Shop Boys were name Godlike Geniuses. But most importantly, Nigel Farage was named Villain Of The Year. That’ll learn him.

Five Seconds Of Summer also held their Worst Band title for the third year running – an accolade last won by another band in 2014, when it was taken by The 1975. This was noted by The 1975 when they took the Best Live Band prize last night. Can you be good live but still be one of the world’s worst bands overall? I don’t know, maybe ask Coldplay.

Here are all the winners:

Best British Band: Biffy Clyro
Best British Male Artist: Skepta
Best British Female Artist: MIA

Best International Band: Metallica
Best International Male Artist: Frank Ocean
Best International Female Artist: Christine and The Queens

Best New Artist: Dua Lipa
Best Live Band: The 1975

Best Album: Bastille – Wild World
Best Track: Christine And The Queens – Tilted
Best Reissue: Oasis – Be Here Now
Best Book: Johnny Marr – Set The Boy Free
Best Music Video: Slaves – Consume Or Be Consumed

Best Festival: Glastonbury
Best Festival Headliner: Adele
Best Small Festival: End Of The Road

Best TV Series: Fleabag
Best Film Louis Theroux – My Scientology Movie
Best Music Film: Oasis: Supersonic

Music Moment Of The Year: Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury
Hero Of The Year: Beyonce
Villain Of The Year: Nigel Farage
Worst Band: Five Seconds Of Summer