British rockers the ARCTIC MONKEYS have emerged as the big winners at the 2008 NME Awards, scooping a total of three awards at Thursday’s (28Feb08) London ceremony.
The group were awarded gongs for British Band and for Best Track (Fluorescent
Adolescent) and Best Video (Teddy Picker), both of which are singles from their sophomore album Favourite Worst Nightmare.
The NME Awards have proven to be one of the most important dates in the Arctic Monkeys’ calendar – it is the third consecutive year the band has taken home three prizes. This year (08), they were nominated in a record seven categories.
Meanwhile, Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was named the Hero of the Year, and Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers were hailed with the Godlike Genius of the Year award at the event, which was held at London’s IndigO2 venue.
The main winners are:
Best British Band – Arctic Monkeys
Best International Band – The Killers
Best New Band – The Enemy
Best Live Band – Muse
Best Solo Artist – Kate Nash
Best Album – Myths Of The Near Future by Klaxons
Best Track – Fluorescent Adolescent by Arctic Monkeys
Best Video – Teddy Picker by Arctic Monkeys
Best Dancefloor Filler – Let’s Dance To Joy Division by The Wombats
Best Music DVD – Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
Best Live Event – Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds
Hero Of The Year – Pete Doherty
Villain Of The Year – George W. Bush
Godlike Genius Award – Manic Street Preachers.