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One Direction, Johnny Marr, Biffy Clyro win at NME Awards

Harry Styles also takes home Villain of the Year award

 

One Direction, Johnny Marr, Biffy Clyro win at NME Awards

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One Direction were among the winners at this year's NME Awards, but despite being named among fellow winners including Johnny Marr and Biffy Clyro, the boyband didn't take home an award they will be especially proud of.

At the NME awards last night, the band won the Worst Band award, with Harry Styles taking home Villain of the Year individually - and beating David Cameron in order to do so. 

The awards are voted for by the magazine's readers, who also saw that the Rolling Stones won two awards.

Fifty years after they first appeared in NME, the Rolling Stones won the Best Live Band award, with their documentary movie Crossfire winning Best Film.

Ronnie Wood was the only member of the band to attend, but a spokesperson said, "All the accolades this band have thrown at them over the years stem from one thing: on that stage they continue to be quite magnificent – the ultimate bar band, who deliver every time.

"They're well chuffed to be honoured with these awards as they come from real music fans, not a committee."

Other winners included Johnny Marr, who won Godlike Genius award, and Palma Violets, who won Best New Band. Given To The Wild, by The Maccabees, won Best Album and Biffy Clyro were voted Best British Band.

Marr took home NME's Godlike Genius award

Foals won Best Track for 'Inhaler', and The Cribs won Outstanding Contribution, with bassist and singer Gary Jarman saying, "The NMEs are not the Brits, the NMEs like to celebrate the outsiders and the weirdos."

The night ended with The Vaccines' Justin Young joining Ronnie Wood and Johnny Marr for a performance to close the evening.

Full list of winners:

Godlike genius - Johnny Marr
Teenage Cancer Trust outstanding contribution award - The Cribs
Best British band - Biffy Clyro
Best album - Given To The Wild, The Maccabees
Best international band - The Killers
Best track - 'Inhaler', Foals
Best TV show - Fresh Meat
Best music film - Crossfire Hurricane, the Rolling Stones
Best re-issue - 21, Blur
Best solo artist - Florence Welch
Best new band - Palma Violets
Best music video - 'R U Mine?', Arctic Monkeys
Best festival - Reading & Leeds
Best live band - The Rolling Stones
Best dancefloor anthem - 'Sweet Nothing', Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Philip Hall Radar award - Child Of Lov
Best Twitter - Alana Haim, Haim
Best book - The Story of the Streets, Mike Skinner
Music moment of the year - Olympics opening ceremony
Hero of the year - Barack Obama
Villain of the year - Harry Styles
Best small festival - Festival No 6
Worst band - One Direction
Best fan community - Muse
Best film - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 
Below: the NME Awards red carpet - a who's who of the guitar scene
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