The 2017 NME Awards took place at London’s O2 Brixton Academy tonight (February 15), with Biffy Clyro, Skepta and MIA among the evening’s big winners.
Scottish rock outfit Biffy Clyro picked up the Best British Band award, while Skepta scooped the gong for Best British Male Artist and MIA was crowned Best British Female Artist.
Elsewhere, rock legends Metallica were named Best International Band, with Frank Ocean and Christine and The Queens picking up Best International Male and Best International Female Artist respectively.
Best New Artist went to UK star Dua Lipa, while Best Album was awarded to Bastille for Wild World.
On the live front, Glastonbury was named Best Festival, The 1975 named Best Live Band and Adele crowned Best Festival Headliner.
Electro pop pioneers the Pet Shop Boys received the coveted Godlike Genius award, closing proceedings with a live performance. Guitar legend Johnny Marr presented the band with the award, stating: "They've changed pop over three decades. Theyve brought romance, glamour, style and high art to pop."
Earlier this week, NME editor-in-chief hailed the magazine’s annual awards as “an alternative to other awards”.
“What we’ve proved over the past 18 months is that we can talk about anything and have NME’s spin on it,” he told Music Week. “That’s the same as the Awards – if you see artists like Beyoncé being nominated, that doesn’t make the NME Awards ‘less NME’.”
See below for the full list of winners. A full report on the event will follow.
Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag
Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – Live Music Capital Of The World
Best British Male Artist supported by The Pilot Pen Company
Best British Female Artist
Best International Male Artist supported by VO5
Best International Female Artist supported by VO5
Christine and The Queens
Best New Artist supported by TOPMAN
Best Album supported by HMV
Bastille ‘Wild World’
Best Track supported by Red Stripe
Christine And The Queens - ‘Tilted’
Best Live Band supported by Nikon
Best Music Video
Slaves - ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’
Best Festival supported by ID&C
Best TV Series supported by Domino’s Pizza
Louis Theroux – ‘My Scientology Movie’
The Pet Shop Boys
NOT PRESENTED ON THE NIGHT
Best Music Film
Oasis - ‘Supersonic'
Music Moment Of The Year
Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury
Best Festival Headliner
Best Small Festival
End Of The Road
Villain Of The Year
Hero Of The Year
5 Seconds Of Summer
Oasis – ‘Be Here Now’
Johnny Marr – ‘Set The Boy Free’