The “NME” Will Not Let You Forget That It Loves (And Loves To Hate) Oasis

noah | January 26, 2009 3:30 am

Nominations for the NME‘s annual addition to the bonfire of British awards shows, the Shockwave Awards, were announced today, with longtime darlings Oasis scoring seven nods—including a Worst Band nomination—and Arctic Monkeys/Last Shadow Puppets frontman Alex Turner amassing six. Of course, the biggest belly-laughs come in the Hero and Villain of the Year categories. The lights of positivity in the NME‘s world are Turner, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Brit comedian Noel Fielding, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher… and Barack Obama, while the big bad guys (and gal) are Amy Winehouse, George W. Bush, Gordon Brown, John McCain, and Pete Doherty. (Obama, sadly, is the only Hero contender who didn’t also get a “Best Dressed” nod; he’s replaced in that category by some British “it girl” who isn’t Kate Moss or Sienna Miller.) Full slate of nominees after the jump.

Best British Band Bloc Party The Last Shadow Puppets Muse Oasis Radiohead

Best International Band Crystal Castles The Killers Kings Of Leon MGMT Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist Ladyhawke Laura Marling Lightspeed Champion Jay-Z Pete Doherty

Best New Band Glasvegas Late Of The Pier MGMT Vampire Weekend White Lies

Best Live Band The Killers Kings Of Leon Muse Oasis Radiohead

Best Album Bloc Party, IntimacyGlasvegas The Killers, Day & Age Kings Of Leon, Only By The Night Oasis, Dig Out Your Soul

Best Track supported by NME Radio Kings Of Leon, “Sex On Fire” The Last Shadow Puppets, “The Age Of The Understatement” MGMT, “Time To Pretend” The Ting Tings, “That’s Not My Name” Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”

Best Video The Last Shadow Puppets, “My Mistakes Were Made For You” Late Of The Pier, “Heartbreak” Oasis, “The Shock Of The Lightning” Radiohead, “House Of Cards” Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”

Best Live Event Glastonbury Isle Of Wight Reading and Leeds T In The Park V Festival

Best TV ShowGavin & StaceyThe IT CrowdThe Mighty BooshNever Mind The BuzzcocksSkins

Best FilmThe Dark KnightJunoQuantum Of SolaceTwilightWall-E

Best Dancefloor Filler Bloc Party, “Mercury” Crystal Castles, “Courtship Dating” Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris, “Dance Wiv Me” Friendly Fires, “Paris” Late Of The Pier, “‘Bathroom Gurgle”

Best DVD Arctic Monkeys, At The Apollo Foo Fighters, Live At Wembley Stadium Kaiser Chiefs, Live At Elland Road Muse, HAARP The Rolling Stones, Shine A Light

Hero Of The Year Alex Turner Barack Obama Brandon Flowers Noel Fielding Noel Gallagher

Villain Of The Year Amy Winehouse George Bush Gordon Brown John McCain Pete Doherty

Best Dressed Alex Turner Alexa Chung Brandon Flowers Noel Fielding Noel Gallagher

Worst Dressed Amy Winehouse Brandon Flowers Johnny Borrell Katy Perry Pete Doherty

Worst Album Britney Spears, Circus Coldplay, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer Razorlight, Slipway Fires Scouting For Girls, Scouting For Girls

Worst Band Fall Out Boy Jonas Brothers Oasis Scouting for Girls Tokio Hotel

Sexiest Male Carl Barat Keith Murray Matt Bellamy Miles Kane Pete Doherty

Sexiest Female Alison Mosshart Hayley Williams Kate Jackson Lykke Li Stephanie Dosen

Best Website Bebo Facebook MySpace YouTube

Best Venue Brixton Academy Manchester Apollo London Astoria Glasgow Barrowlands London O2 Arena

Best Album Artwork The Cure, 4:13 Dream Guillemots, Red The Killers, Day & Age Muse, HAARP We Are Scientists, Brain Thrust Mastery

Best Band Blog Foals Lightspeed Champion Little Boots Noel Gallagher/Oasis Radiohead

Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 Nominations [NME]