Harry Styles Passes Villain Of The Year Award To Nigel Farage, And Other Winners From The NME Awards

One Directioners are all happy, but who won the two biggest awards of the night?


by Stevie Martin |

Last night saw the NME awards, and One Direction fans can breathe a sigh of relief because Harry Styles is no longer Villain of the Year – that crown has been solemnly bestowed to UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

It’s about time someone else took up the mantle, because Harry’s won it for two years running, and was even nominated again this year alongside David Cameron, Taylor Swift, Russell Brand (who presented the awards ceremony back in the day) and Bono.

In terms of the rest of the awards, NME has decided to honour the old school bands, with Kasabian taking home both of the big awards for Best British Band and Best Album (for 48:13, released last year), Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys bagging Hero of the Year for the second year running, and Jamie T winning three gongs for Best Video (Zombie), best track (again,* Zombie)* and Music Moment of the Year for his comeback (including hit single* Zombie*).

Bit of a noughties and nineties time lapse, especially once Suede had collected their charmingly named Godlike Genius award, while Jarvis Cocker applauded. We half expected someone’s Sony Walkman to slide out of their manbag.

Anyway, here’s the full list of winners from last night.

Godlike Genius Award


Rock ’n’ Roll Soul Award

Jimmy Page

Best British Band


Best International Band

Foo Fighters

Outstanding Contribution to Music

Teenage Cancer Trust

Best Solo Artist

Jake Bugg

Best New Band

Royal Blood

Best Live Band

Royal Blood

Best Album

Kasabian – 48:13

Best Track

Jamie T – Zombie

Best Video

Jamie T – Zombie

Best Festival


Philip Hall Radar Award

Dean Blunt

Best TV Show

Game Of Thrones

Best Film

Northern Soul

Best Music Film

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

Reissue Of The Year

Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible

Dancefloor Filler

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy

Worst Band

5 Seconds Of Summer

Villain Of The Year

Nigel Farage

Hero Of The Year

Alex Turner

Music Moment Of The Year

Jamie T’s comeback

Best Fan Community


Small Festival Of The Year

Liverpool Psych Fest

Book Of The Year

Viv Albertine – Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Best Band Social Media

Liam Gallagher’s Twitter

Best Lyric

Happyness - ‘I’m wearing Win Butler’s hair/There’s a scalpless singer in a Montreal rock band somewhere.’

Best Quote

Kasabian: ‘Five records, 10 years. We’ve earned our shot.’ - Serge Pizzorno (talking about Glasto headline slot)

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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