The ARCTIC MONKEYS Lead 2012 NME AWARDS Nominations!

By on 31 January, 2012


NME AWARDS 2012 - The Nominees

 

The nominations for the prestigious 2012 NME Awards are in, and the ARCTIC MONKEYS have emerged top of the list!

 

The prize-giving event is due to take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 29 February, 2012. The performers on the night will include Kasabian, The Vaccines and Florence Welch + The Machine will be gearing up for a very special collaboration with The Horrors! British comedy’s hottest new star, Jack Whitehall, is confirmed to host the awards, and tickets for the iconic ceremony will go on sale at 9am on Friday (3rd February, 2012) at www.nme.com.

 

An whopping eight million votes have been cast this year for the 26 award categories, proving that the NME Awards 2012 is a ceremony that music fans nationwide are truly passionate about. The ARCTIC MONKEYS are up for an unprecedented seven awards including Best British Band, Best Album and Best Track (for The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala).

 

Speaking about the latest nominations news, ARCTIC MONKEYSMatt Helders said:

“We’re up for all the big ones – we’re very happy. We had a lot of fun making ‘Suck It And See’ and it’s great to be up for Best Live Band. That’s all we do – record or play live – so it’s good to be recognised!”

 

Joining them in the categories are Kasabian, who are up for three awards including Best British Band and Best Live Act, and The Horrors up for Best British Band and Best Album. Despite not having an album out since 2009, MUSE are nominated for Best British Band and Best Live Band, whilst The Vaccines mark their incredible year with nominations for Best New Band and Best Album. Florence + The Machine is up for Best Solo Artist, Best Track (for Shake It Out) and Florence is up for hottest female.

 

Florence Welch said:

“I’d be so excited to win an NME Award – I’ve never won one! I’ve only been once to the NME Awards ceremony and it’s the drunkest I’ve ever been at an awards ceremony. I’m very surprised you’re having me back. Glasvegas gave me some Buckfast and that was that.”

 

Justin Young, from The Vaccines said:

“It’s awesome to be nominated. We’ve had an amazing year and it just seemed to get better and better. We were in this position this time last year where everything for us seemed to hinge on a set of predictions, so to come out with a record that’s really connected with people and to be able to tour all over the world has been completely amazing.”

 

News released earlier this month revealed that Noel Gallagher has been named as the recipient of the NME Awards 2012 Godlike Genius Award, and he’s up for four other prizes on the night including Best Solo Artist and Best Album for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Facing the wrath on the of the NME readership are Coalition government duo David Cameron and Nick Clegg who have been nominated for Villain Of The Year – along with Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber and (shock horror!) Lady Gaga. Battling for the Hero Of The Year award will be Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Matt Bellamy (Muse), Noel Fielding and Noel Gallagher.

 

For further info on the NME Awards Tour, check out www.nme.com. For the meantime, here are the nominees for the 2012 NME AWARDS:

 

BEST BRITISH BAND – SUPPORTED BY SONOS
Arctic Monkeys
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Horrors
Kasabian
Muse

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND – SUPPORTED BY T4
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Justice
Odd Future (OFWGKTA)
The Strokes

 

BEST SOLO ARTIST – SUPPORTED BY REKORDERLIG
Adele
Florence + The Machine
Frank Turner
Laura Marling
Miles Kane
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

 

BEST NEW BAND – SUPPORTED BY BOXFRESH
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Tribes
The Vaccines
Wu Lyf

 

BEST LIVE BAND – SUPPORTED BY CARLING
Arctic Monkeys
Kasabian
Muse
Pulp
Two Door Cinema Club

 

BEST ALBUM – SUPPORTED BY HMV
Artic Monkeys – Suck It and See
The Horrors – Skying
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
The Vaccines – What did you Expect from the Vaccines?

 

BEST TRACK – SUPPORTED BY FENDER
Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
Bombay Bicycle – Club Shuffle
Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
Hurts – Sunday
Lana Del Rey – Video Games

 

DANCEFLOOR ANTHEM – SUPPORTED BY NME RADIO
Azelia Banks – 212
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Justice – Civilization
Katy B – Broken Record
Metronomy – The Bay

 

BEST VIDEO – SUPPORTED BY NMEVideo.com 
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See
Beyonce – Countdown
Hurts – Sunday
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

 

BEST TV SHOW
Dr Who
Fresh Meat
Misfits
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
This is England 88

 

BEST FESTIVAL
Bestival
Glastonbury
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park
V

 

BEST FILM
Black Swan
Drive
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two
Inbetweeners
Submarine

 

BEST MUSIC FILM
Back and Forth – Foo Fighters
Living in the Material World – George Harrison
Talihina Sky – Kings of Leon
There are no Innocent Bystanders – Libertines
Upside Down – The Creation Records Story

 

GREATEST MUSIC MOMENT
Brian May joins My Chemical Romance on stage at Reading Festival
Kasabian see in 2012 with their epic O2 show
Noel Gallagher launches solo career with classic press conference
Pulp steal the show at Glastonbury with secret set
The Stone Roses Reunite

 

BEST RE-ISSUE
Manic Street Preachers – National Treasures
Nirvana – Never Mind
Primal Screen – Screamadelica
Rolling Stones – Some Girls
The Smiths – Complete Re-Issues

 

BEST BOOK
Jarvis Cocker – Mother, Brother, Lover. Selected Lyrics
Noel Fielding – The Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton
Jared Leto – Notes from the Outernet
Shaun Rider – Twisting My Melon
Malcolm X – A Life of Reinvention

 

HERO OF THE YEAR
Alex Turner
Dave Grohl
Matt Bellamy
Noel Fielding
Noel Gallagher

 

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
David Cameron
Nick Clegg
Liam Gallagher
Lady Gaga

 

WORST ALBUM
Justin Bieber – Under The Mistletoe
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
One Direction – Up All Night
Viva Brother – Famous First Words

 

WORST BAND
Beady Eye
Coldplay
Muse
One Direction
Viva Brother

 

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See
Bjork – Biophilia
Bombay Bicycle Club – A Different Kind of Fix
Friendly Fires – Pala
Jay Z and Kanye West – Watch The Throne

 

BEST BAND BLOG or TWITTER
@Example
Frank-turner.com/blog
@kaynewest
@Ladygaga
@Theohurts

 

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL
Field Day
Hop Farm
Latitude
Kendall Calling
Rockness

 

MOST DEDICATED FANS
Arctic Monkeys
Hurts
Muse
My Chemical Romance
30 Seconds To Mars

 

HOTTEST MALE
Matt Bellamy – Muse
Andy Biersack – Black Veil Brides
Dom Howard – Muse
Jared Leto – 30 Seconds To Mars
Gerard Way – My Chemical Romance

 

HOTTEST FEMALE
Marina Diamandis – Marina And The Diamonds
Amy Lee – Evanescence
Katy Perry
Florence Welch – Florence + The Machine
Hayley Williams – Paramore

 

 

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