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Arcade Fire and Foals lead NME Awards nominations

Arcade Fire and Foals lead the 2011 Shockwave NME Awards with four and five nominations respectively.
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Arcade Fire and Foals lead nominations for the 2011 Shockwave NME Awards.

Foals are up for four of the night's biggest awards: Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album for 'Total Life Forever' and Best Track for 'Spanish Sahara'. They also pick up a nomination in the Best Artwork category, making them the most nominated act.

Arcade Fire join Foals in the Best Live Band section and share their other three nominations with fellow US Rockers My Chemical Romance, with both bands up for Best International Band, Best Album and Best Video for their tracks 'We Used To Wait' and 'Na Na Na' respectively.

Joining Foals in the Best British band section are Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Kasabian and Muse, while Best International Band also features Kings Of Leon, The Drums and Vampire Weekend.

Approximately half a million votes have been cast by readers of the magazine to decide the award winners.

Elsewhere at the awards - held on February 23 at London's Brixton Academy - trophies handed out will include Best Solo Artist, Best Dancefloor Filler, Hero Of The Year, Villain Of The Year, Best New Band and Best Band Blog Or Twitter.

Nominated in both of the last two categories, Theo Hutchcraft of Electro pop duo Hurts tweeted: "People of The World! We have been nominated for 'Best New Band' at the NME Awards. VOTE HURTS (sic)"

Also awarded will be the annual NME Godlike Genius award, which it has already been announced will be given to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who will perform with his band at both the awards and NME's Big Gig, which takes place on February 25.

Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 Nominations, full list:

Best British Band:

Arctic Monkeys

Biffy Clyro

Foals

Kasabian

Muse

Best International Band:

Arcade Fire

Kings Of Leon

My Chemical Romance

The Drums

Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist:

Florence and The Machine

Frank Turner

Kanye West

Laura Marling

Paul Weller

Best New Band:

Beady Eye

Everything Everything

Hurts

The Drums

Two Door Cinema Club

Best Live Band:

Arcade Fire

Biffy Clyro

Foals

Kasabian

Muse

Best Album:

Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs'

Crystal Castles - 'Crystal Castles II'

Foals - 'Total Life Forever'

My Chemical Romance - 'Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'

Two Door Cinema Club - 'Tourist History'

Best Track:

Cee Lo Green - 'F*** You'

Foals - 'Spanish Sahara'

Gorillaz - 'Stylo'

Janelle Monae (feat Big Boi) - 'Tightrope'

Mark Ronson and The Business Intl. -'Bang Bang Bang'

Best Video:

Arcade Fire - 'We Used To Wait'

Brandon Flowers - 'Crossfire'

Chase & Status - 'Let You Go'

Gorillaz - 'Stylo'

My Chemical Romance - 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'

Best Festival:

Download

Glastonbury

Reading and Leeds Festivals

T In The Park

V Festival

Best Dancefloor Filler:

Crystal Castles - 'Baptism'

Kele - 'Tenderoni'

Plan B - 'Stay Too Long'

Professor Green - 'Jungle'

Tinie Tempah - 'Pass Out'

Best TV Show:

'Misfits'

'Nevermind The Buzzcocks'

'Peep Show'

'Skins'

'The Inbetweeners'

Best Film:

'Get Him To The Greek'

'Inception'

'Kick-Ass'

'Scott Pilgrim Vs The World'

'The Social Network'

Hero Of The Year:

Gerard Way

Julian Assange

Kanye West

Lady Gaga

Matt Bellamy

Villain Of The Year:

Axl Rose

David Cameron

Justin Bieber

Nick Clegg

Simon Cowell

Most Stylish:

Brandon Flowers

Hayley Williams

Lady Gaga

Liam Gallagher

Noel Fielding

Least Stylish:

Cheryl Cole

Justin Bieber

Ke$ha

Lady Gaga

Liam Gallagher

Worst Album:

Cheryl Cole - 'Messy Little Raindrops'

Justin Bieber -' My World'

Katy Perry - 'Teenage Dream'

Kings Of Leon - 'Come Around Sundown'

My Chemical Romance - 'Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'

Worst Band:

30 Seconds To Mars

JLS

Jonas Brothers

Kings Of Leon

Tokio Hotel

Best Band Blog Or Twitter:

Frank Turner

Hayley Williams

Kanye West

Lily Allen

Theo Hutchcraft

Best Book:

Carl Barat - 'Threepenny Memoir'

Jay-Z - 'Decode'

John Lydon - 'Mr Rotten's Scrapbook'

Keith Richards - 'Life'

Russell Brand - 'My Booky Wook 2'

Best Small Festival (50,000 capacity or lower):

Bestival

Kendal Calling

Latitude

RockNess

Underage Festival

Best Album Artwork:

Foals - 'Total Life Forever'

Gorillaz - 'Plastic Beach'

Klaxons - 'Surfing The Void'

MGMT - 'Congratulations'

My Chemical Romance - 'Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'

Hottest Woman:

Alison Mosshart (The Kills)

Emily Haines (Metric)

Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Lady Gaga

Shakira

Hottest Man:

Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Dominic Howard (Muse)

Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars)

Matt Bellamy (Muse)

Posted on 25 Jan 2011 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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