One Direction, The Wanted Nominated For Worst Band In NME Awards 2014
Well, the NME Awards nominations are out, and it’s bad news for fans of One Direction and The Wanted. The dueling British boy bands weren’t just snubbed by the British rock magazine’s annual awards — they were actually nominated for Worst Band this year, alongside Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, The 1975 and Imagine Dragons, which feels a little harsh. All four of those are way worse than One Direction or The Wanted. C’mon, guys.
In slightly happier news, some actually-good pop acts were also nominated for awards: HAIM received a Best International Band nom, while Lorde and Lily Allen are both up for Best Solo Artist. CHVRCHES received a Best New Band nod, and Lily Allen’s exceptional “Hard Out Here” was nominated for Best Track and Best Music Video; Pharrell received a nomination for “Happy” in that latter category.
Also noteworthy: Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles and Robin Thicke all received nods for Villain Of The Year. Gulp. Better start tweeting your outrage, Smilers and Directioners. (For the record, you can vote until February 21.)
Check the full list of nominations below.
Best British Band Arctic Monkeys Biffy Clyro Disclosure Foals Palma Violets Two Door Cinema Club
Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas Arcade Fire Haim Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Phoenix Vampire Weekend Queens Of The Stone Age
Best Solo Artist David Bowie Jake Bugg Kanye West Lorde Lily Allen Paul McCartney
Best New Band supported by Mossimo Chvrches Courtney Barnett Drenge Jagwar Ma Swim Deep Wolf Alice
Best Live Band Arctic Monkeys Biffy Clyro Haim Palma Violets Queens Of The Stone Age Savages
Best Album Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’ Drenge – ‘Drenge’ Kanye West – ‘Yeezus’ Peace – ‘In Love’ QOTSA – ‘…Like Clockwork’ Savages – ‘Silence Yourself’
Best Track supported by Blackstar Amplification Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’ Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ Disclosure – ‘White Noise’ Lily Allen – ‘Hard Out Here’ Primal Scream – ‘2013’
Best Music Video Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’ Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ Eagulls – ‘Nerve Endings’ Haim – ‘Falling’ Lily Allen – ‘Hard Out Here’ Pharell – ‘Happy’
Best Festival Bestival Glastonbury Latitude Reading & Leeds T In The Park V
Best TV Show Breaking Bad Doctor Who Fresh Meat Game Of Thrones Misfits Sherlock
Best Music Film Good Vibrations Made Of Stone Muscle Shoals Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium The National: Mistaken For Strangers Sound City
Best Reissue The Beta Band, ‘The Regal Years: 1997–2004’ The Breeders, ‘LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)’ Bob Dylan, ‘Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)’ The Clash, ‘Sound System’ Nirvana, ‘In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition’ The Velvet Underground, ‘White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’
Best Band Blog Or Twitter Alana Haim, Haim Albert Hammond Jr Grimes James Blunt Jehnny Beth – Savages Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts
Best Book Alan McGee – ‘Creation Stories’ Beck – ‘Song Reader’ Bob Stanley – ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ Mark Lewisohn – ‘The Beatles – All These Years: Volume One: Tune In’ Morrissey – ‘Autobiography’ Richard Hell – ‘I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp’
Best Small Festival Green Man Festival Number 6 Kendall Calling Rockness Swn Y Not
Best Fan Community Arctic Monkeys Hurts Haim Morrissey Muse Peace
Music Moment Of The Year Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury Kanye West brings Jesus on stage Morrissey’s autobiography is released Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust Pussy Riot are freed Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury
Worst Band 30 Seconds To Mars The 1975 Imagine Dragons Muse One Direction The Wanted
Hero Of The Year Alex Turner David Bowie Este Haim Lou Reed Pussy Riot Russell Brand
Villain Of The Year David Cameron Harry Styles Miley Cyrus Robin Thicke Russell Brand Vladimir Putin
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