The NME Awards return, hosted by Radio 1's Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Winners at the raucous show are Blur (Best Single, Best Band), Shaun Ryder (Godlike Genius) and Sir Paul McCartney (Best Band in the World, EVER... The Beatles!)
The NME Carling Awards brought sex, glamour, success and controversy to a large cellar in London's Shoreditch. U2, Noel and Liam Gallagher, All Saints (Met Bar branch), Kylie Minogue, Primal Scream, The Strokes, Tracey Emin, Coldplay, Starsailor, JJ72, Amen and Atomic Kitten came together to celebrate the very best in music.
Radiohead bagged best band, Marilyn Manson was best metal act, Coldplay won best single for 'Yellow' as well as being best new artist, U2 were crowned godlike geniuses, Kelis was best R&B/Soul act and Primal Scream got best album for 'Exterminator'.
Chris from Coldplay lost his marbles and claimed that Craig David wears cauliflowers on his head. Fatboy Slim dissed Darius from 'Popstars' and Hero Of The Year Liam Gallagher wore a daft fluffy white coat.
February 25 2002
The Strokes were the big winners at the NME Carling Awards. They won Best New Act, Best Album and Band Of The Year, and had their photograph taken with Kylie (who won Best Pop Act and picked up Best Film for 'Moulin Rouge'). U2 got Best Live Act, Ash nest single, Radiohead best video and legendary NME writer Nick Kent and photographer Pennie Smith picked up godlike genius. Zane Lowe presented the event and there were piss-taking sketches by Matt Lucas and David Walliams who impersonated The White Stripes, Eminem and, er, Macy Gray.
February 13 2003
The NME Carling Awards moved to Hammersmith Po Na Na, which reverted to its original name, The Hammersmith Palais, for the occasion. Why? Because two months after frontman Joe Strummer's death, NME was honouring The Clash, who immortalized the place in their classic 'White Man In Hammersmith Palais'. Their award was presented by Kate Moss and Bobby Gillespie. Other big winners included Coldplay (album of the year), Oasis (best UK band) and The Libertines (best new band). We also had live performances for the first time from The Datsuns and Noel Gallagher, who finished with a version of 'Wonderwall' performed with a string quartet.
February 12 2004
Kings of Leon lifted the torch of victory for new and international bands, Best Album was awarded to Radiohead, for 'Hail To The Thief' and The Libertines won Best UK Band. Ozzy Osbourne was awarded the coveted Goldike Genius award.
February 17 2005
2005’s NME Awards saw New Order collect the Godlike Genius Award, Kaiser Chiefs scoop the Philip Hall Radar Award and none other than Sir Paul McCartney show up to accept Glastonbury’s award for Best Live Event. As if that wasn’t enough, there were incandescent live performances from Bloc Party, The Bravery, the Kaisers and New Order, who reduced the room to jelly with ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. In other news, Franz Ferdinand hoisted Best Track and Best Album, The Killers scooped Best International Band and The Libertines bagged Best British Band, accepted by an emotional Carl Barat.
February 23 2006
Despite a star-studded guest list (where else could you see Teddy Sheringham and Pete Doherty rub shoulders with Kanye West?), the Shockwaves NME Awards 2006 will be remembered for one thing: Ryan Jarman from The Cribs’ death-defying table scramble. Still, once we’d mopped up all the blood, there was time to watch the Arctic Monkeys win Best British Band, Best New Band and Best Track, Kaiser Chiefs claim Best Album, Ian Brown win the coveted Godlike Genius Award and presenter Russell Brand really, really
annoy Bob Geldof.