Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at last night's Shockwaves NME Awards 2008    2008-02-29 06:01:57    

The Sheffield rockers took home three prizes, including Best British Band, Best Track for 'Fluorescent Adolescent' and Best Video for 'Teddy Picker' at the prestigious ceremony at London's O2 arena.
The Sheffield rockers took home three prizes, including Best British Band, Best Track for 'Fluorescent Adolescent' and Best Video for 'Teddy Picker' at the prestigious ceremony at London's O2 arena.

It is the third consecutive year the band has walked away with a trio of accolades.

Unfortunately, frontman Alex Turner's night took a turn for the worse when his TV presenter girlfriend Alexa Chung was sick all over him backstage just before he was due to collect one of his gongs.

The other big awards of the night went to The Killers who took home Best International Group, The Enemy who claimed Best New Band and Muse who were named Best Live Band.

'Foundations' singer Kate Nash scooped Best Solo Artist, while Klaxons won Best Album for 'Myths Of The Near Future'.

Elsewhere, the music magazine's readers voted troubled Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty their Hero Of The Year.

Winners of the night's unwanted prizes included Amy Winehouse, who was named Worst Dressed, while Britney Spears' album 'Blackout' took Worst Album and The Hoosiers 'won' the dubious title of Worst Band.

The evening featured performances from Klaxons, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Nash, and The Cribs, who teamed up with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.

The ceremony was brought to a close with a storming set by Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers, who were earlier crowned Godlike Geniuses.

Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 - full list of winner:

Best British Band: Arctic Monkeys

Best International Band: The Killers

Best Solo Artist: Kate Nash

Best New Band: The Enemy

Best Live Band: Muse

Best Album: Klaxons - 'Myths Of The Near Future'

Best Track: Arctic Monkeys - 'Fluorescent Adolescent'

Best Video: Arctic Monkeys - 'Teddy Picker'

Best Music DVD: Nirvana - 'Unplugged In New York'

Best Live Event: Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals

Best TV Show: 'The Mighty Boosh'

Best Radio Show: Zane Lowe (Radio 1)

Best Film: 'Control'

Best Website: Facebook

Best Venue: Wembley Stadium

Hero Of The Year: Pete Doherty

Villain Of The Year: George Bush

Best Dressed: Noel Fielding

Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse

Worst Album: Britney Spears 'Blackout'

Worst Band: 'The Hoosiers'

Sexiest Man: Noel Fielding

Sexiest Woman: Kylie Minogue

Godlike Genius: Manic Street Preachers

Philip Hall Radar Award: Glasvegas

John Peel Award for Musical Innovation: Radiohead

Best Dancefloor Filler: The Wombats - 'Let's Dance to Joy Division'

Best Album Artwork: The Good The Bad And The Queen - 'The Good The Bad And The Queen'

Best Band Blog: Radiohead (

Best Music Blog: The Modern Age (

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