Oh Yeah, The Actual NME Awards USA… Awards!

Apr 24th, 2008 // 8 Comments

AP080423033952.jpgJane’s Addiction’s reunion wasn’t the only thing that happened at the NME Awards USA. They also gave out awards! That whole “Best International” thing is still in place, only now “International” means that the act isn’t from America. Which explains how Albert Hammond Jr. is our best solo artist. And how the Kings Of Leon were nominated for three awards. And how It’s A Shame About Ray is a “Classic LP” (I assume at least fifteen to thirty other albums from 1992 already got this trophy from the NME). And how a Killers B-side comp was nominated for Best Album. And how their Lou Reed collabo won Best Track. Wait, no, all of this makes no sense whatsoever unless you’re familiar with British rock mag insanity. God, will these freaks please go across the pond and leave us with our Herbie Hancocks and Stadium Arcadiums? Winners and nominees after the jump.

Best Band
Winners: The Killers
Nominees: Kings Of Leon, My Chemical Romance, The White Stripes, Foo Fighters

Best Solo Artist
Winner: Albert Hammond, Jr.
Nominees: Cat Power, Ryan Adams, Andrew Bird, Beck

Best Live Band
Winner: My Chemical Romance
Nominees: Kings of Leon, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters

Best Album
Winner: Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace – Foo Fighters
Nominees: Sawdust – The Killers, Because of the Times – Kings of Leon, Girls and Boys of America- The Hold Steady, Icky Thump – The White Stripes

Best New Band
Winners: Vampire Weekend
Nominees: Black Kids, MGMT, Band Of Horses, Paramore

Best New Solo Artist
Winner: Mark Ronson
Nominees: Sam Sparro, Santogold, Cass McCombs, Seasick Steve

Best New Live Act
Winners: Vampire Weekend
Nominees: Black Kids, Band Of Horses, Santogold, MGMT

Best International Band
Winners: Arcade Fire
Nominees: Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Radiohead, Oasis

Best International Solo Artist
Winner: Kate Nash
Nominees: Feist, MIA, Jamie T, Amy Winehouse

Best International Live Act
Winners: Arcade Fire
Nominees:Arctic Monkeys, The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse

Best International Album
Winners: Favourite Worst Nightmare – Arctic Monkeys
Nominees: Neon Bible – Arcade Fire, Shotter’s Nation – Babyshambles, Myths of the Near Future – Klaxons, In Rainbows – Radiohead

Best International Track
Winner: “Golden Skans” – Klaxons
Nominees: “Teddy Picker” – Arctic Monkeys, “Intervention” – Arcade Fire, “Flux” – Bloc Party, “Foundations” – Kate Nash

Best New International Band
Winners: Klaxons
Nominees: The Enemy, Foals, The Wombats, The Last Shadow Puppets

Best New International Solo Artist
Winner: Kate Nash
Nominees: Duffy, Lily Allen, Lightspeed Champion, Jack Penate

Best New International Live Act
Winners: Klaxons
Nominees: CSS, The Wombats, Foals, The Pigeon Detectives

Best Track
Winners: “Tranquilize” – The Killers
Nominees: “The Pretender” – Foo Fighters, “All My Friends” – LCD Soundsystem, “Teenagers” – My Chemical Romance, “Icky Thump” – The White Stripes

Voted by NME
Breakthrough Artist: Santogold
Breakthrough Track: MGMT: “Time To Pretend”
Classic LP: Lemonheads: It’s A Shame About Ray
Inspiration Award: Mick Jones

Best Video
Winner: “D.A.N.C.E.” – Justice
Nominees: “Fluorescent Adolescent” – Arctic Monkeys, “Long Road to Ruin” – Foo Fighters, “Tranquilize” – The Killers, “Lord Don’t Slow Me Down” – Oasis

Best TV Show
Winner: Heroes
Nominees: Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, The Mighty Boosh, The Office: An American Workplace

Best Film
Winner: Juno
Nominees: Control, No Country for Old Men, The Simpsons Movie, There Will Be Blood

NME Awards USA: Who Won What [NME]

  1. natepatrin

    I believe the proper term is “Stadia Arcadia“.

  2. Anthony Miccio

    @natepatrin: touche!

  3. Anonymous

    How are Band Of Horses and Paramore nominees for “Best New Band”. There are some other weird things going on with this list.

  4. LAKingsin2009

    But who won Best New International Live Solo Act voted by NME?

  5. recidivicious

    I call fix on Kate Nash. She’s headlining their tour, FFS.

    Come to think of it, I’m going to just call fix on everything, ’cause it’s the NME and they lie about everything anyway.

  6. recidivicious

    I call a fix on Kate Nash. She’s headlining their tour, FFS.

    On second thought, I call a fix on the whole lot just because it’s the NME, and they lie about everything.

  7. bcapirigi

    how is mark ronson new? or actually solo, for that matter? does no one remember International Affair?

  8. Anonymous

    It actually looks like “International” means from the UK (or Canada)!

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