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Florence Welch, Rolling Stones lead NME winners

The NME Awards took place last night at London’s The Troxy and saw The Rolling Stones and Florence Welch pick up the top awards.

Rock icons The Rolling Stones picked up Best Live Band and Best Music Film whilst Florence collected Best Solo Artist and Best Dancefloor Anthem for her collaboration with Calvin Harris.

The Smiths’ Johnny Marr walked away with the Godlike Genius Award which recognised his achievements during the 30 years of his career to date.

Bad news for One Direction who picked up the award for Worst Band showing that they may be loved by many but not the indie press. Band member Harry Styles picked up Villain of the Year.

The full list of winners is:

Godlike Genius: Johnny Marr
Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution Award: The Cribs
Best British Band: Biffy Clyro
Best Album: The Maccabees
Best International Band: The Killers
Best Track: Inhaler – Foals
Best TV Show: Fresh Meat
Best Music Film: The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane
Best Re-issue: Blur – 21
Best Solo Artist: Florence Welch
Best New Band: Palma Violets
Best Music Video: Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
Best Festival: Reading and Leeds festivals
Best Live Band: The Rolling Stones
Best Dancfloor Anthem: Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing
Philip Hall Radar Award: Child Of Lov
Best Twitter: Alana Haim (@babyhaim)
Best Book: Mike Skinner – The Story Of The Streets
Music Moment of the Year: Olympics opening ceremony
Hero Of The Year: Barack Obama
Villain of the Year: Harry Styles
Best Small Festival: Festival No 6
Worst Band: One Direction
Best Fan Community: Muse
Best Film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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