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Nominations & Performers Revealed For 2012 NME Awards

Monday, 30 January 2012 Written by Jon Stickler
Nominations & Performers Revealed For 2012 NME Awards

NME have revealed the nominations for the NME Awards 2012 which take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 29 February. They can also reveal that Kasabian, and The Vaccines are amongst the performers on the night and that Florence Welch and The Horrors are gearing up for a very special collaboration. British comedy’s hottest new star, Jack Whitehall, is confirmed to host the awards with tickets going on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd February.

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A massive eight million votes have been cast this year for the 26 award categories and leading the nominations this year are Arctic Monkeys who are up for an unprecedented seven awards including Best British Band, Best Album and Best Track (for ‘The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala’).

Speaking about the nominations, Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys 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!"

Kasabian and The Horrors are set to fight Arctic Monkeys for the night’s biggest awards, with Kasabian 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 crown their incredible year with nominations for Best New Band and Best Album.  Elsewhere, Florence + The Machine is up for Best Solo Artist, Best Track (for ‘Shake It Out’) and Florence herself is up for hottest female.

As previously announced, Noel Gallagher is the recipient of the NME Awards 2012 Godlike Genius Award. He will also be vying for four other gongs on the night, including Best Solo Artist and Best Album for 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'.

Coalition government duo David Cameron and Nick Clegg once again attract the wrath of NME readers, both are nominated for ‘Villain Of The Year’ alongside Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.  Hero Of The Year will be fought out by Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Matt Bellamy (Muse), Noel Fielding and Noel Gallagher.

The Awards ceremony will be hosted by comedy’s fastest-rising star Jack Whitehall. Referencing the infamous NME Awards 2006, hosted by Russell Brand, Jack commented: “It's brilliant to be able to host the NME awards I'm one step closer to having Bob Geldof call me a c*nt!”.

NME Awards 2012 nominations in full:
Best British Band supported by Sonos
Arctic Monkeys
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Horrors
Best International Band supported by T4
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Odd Future (OFWGKTA)
The Strokes
Best Solo Artist supported by Rekorderlig
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
The Vaccines
Wu Lyf
Best Live Band supported by Carling
Arctic Monkeys
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
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
This is England 88
Best Festival
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park
Black Swan
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two
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
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
Best Small Festival
Field Day
Hop Farm
Kendall Calling
Most Dedicated Fans
Arctic Monkeys
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

The NME Awards season gets underway with the NME Awards Tour. Headlined by Two Door Cinema Club with Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks also on the bill it kicks off at O2 Academy Glasgow on February 8th.

NME Awards Tour UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed February 8th 2012 - O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
Thu February 9th 2012 - O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Fri February 10th 2012 - Manchester Academy, Manchester
Sat February 11th 2012 - Manchester Academy, Manchester
Tue February 14th 2012 - Rock City, Nottingham
Wed February 15th 2012 - O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
Fri February 17th 2012 - Norwich Uea, Norwich
Sat February 18th 2012 - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham
Sun February 19th 2012 - Cardiff University Students Union, Cardiff
Mon February 20th 2012 - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
Wed February 22nd 2012 - O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Thu February 23rd 2012 - Brighton Dome, Brighton
Sat February 25th 2012 - O2 Academy Brixton, London

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