Rolling Stones Take Home Two NME Awards -
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

Rolling Stones Take Home Two NME Awards

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 28, 2013

in News

The Rolling Stones have won two NME Awards, 49 years after taking the same number at the 1964 ceremony.

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

This year, they won for Best Live Band and Best Music Film for Crossfire Hurricane. They lost in the categories of Music Moment of the Year (losing to the Olympics Opening Ceremony) and Best Book (losing to The Story of the Streets).

Another music legend, David Bowie, was up for three (Music Video for Where Are We Now?, Music Moment and Hero of the Year) but did not win an award.

The winners (shown in bold):

Best British Band

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kasabian
  • Vaccines
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Maccabees
  • Cribs
Best International Band
  • Killers
  • Tame Impala
  • Black Keys
  • Odd Future
  • Crystal Castles
  • Foo Fighters
Best Solo Artist
  • Jake Bugg
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Florence Welch
  • Miles Kane
  • Grimes
  • Paul Weller
Best New Band
  • Alt-J
  • Peace
  • Palma Violets
  • Django Django
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Haim
Best Live Band
  • Maccabees
  • Cribs
  • Blur
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Foals
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Rolling Stones
Best Album
  • Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
  • Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
  • Given to the Wild – Maccabees
  • An Awesome Wave – Alt-J
  • Lonerism – Tame Impala
Best Track
  • R U Mine – Arctic Monkeys
  • Don’t Save Me – Haim
  • Bad Girls – MIA
  • Inhaler – Foals
  • Elephant – Tame Impala
  • Best of Friends – Palma Violets
Best Music Video
  • Oblivion – Grimes
  • Bad Girls – MIA
  • Where Are We Now? – David Bowie
  • R U Mine – Arctic Monkeys
  • Don’t Save Me – Haim
  • Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
Best Festival
  • sn
  • T in the Park
  • Bestival
  • Prima Vera
  • Latitude
  • Isle of Wight
Best Dance Floor Anthem
  • What You Came For – Katy B Featuring Mosca
  • Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
  • Gangnam Style – Psy
  • Bad Girls – MIA
  • Niggas in Paris – Kanye West and Jay-Z
  • Losing You – Solange
Best TV Show
  • Fresh Meat
  • Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy
  • Breaking Bad
  • Sherlock
  • The Thick of It
  • Dr. Who
Best Film
  • The Hobbit
  • Ted
  • Ill Manners
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Skyfall
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Hero of the Year
  • David Bowie
  • Bradley Wiggins
  • Pussy Riot
  • Barack Obama
  • Frank Ocean
  • Dave Grohl
Villain of the Year
  • David Cameron
  • Harry Styles
  • Skrillex
  • Psy
  • Fred Macpherson
  • Azealia Banks
Worst Band
  • One Direction
  • Muse
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Alt-J
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ed Sheeran
Best Band Blog or Twitter
  • Muse
  • Fred Macpherson, Spector
  • Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts
  • Alana Haim, Haim
  • Wiley
  • MIA
Best Book
  • How Music Works by David Byrne
  • Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young
  • The Story of the Streets by Mike Skinner
  • Telling Stories by Tim Burgess
  • 50 by the Rolling Stones
  • Unknown Pleasures by Peter Hook
Best Small Festival (50,000 Capacity or Smaller)
  • SWN
  • Great Escape
  • Field Day
  • Festival Number 6
  • End of the Road
  • Constellations
Best Fan Community
  • Muse
  • Hurts
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Killers
  • Enter Shikari
Best Music Film
  • Searching For Sugarman – Rodriguez
  • Shut Up and Play the Hits – LCD Soundsystem
  • Hit So Hard: The Live and Near Death of Patty Schemel
  • Marley – Bob Marley
  • Crossfire Hurricane – Rolling Stones
  • Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin
Music Moment of the Year
  • David Bowie Returns
  • Stone Roses Play Heaton Park
  • Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • Rolling Stones Play London’s 02 Arena
  • Green Day’s Secret Set at Redding Festival
  • Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer
Best Reissue
  • Generation Terrorists – Manic Street Preachers
  • 21 – Blur
  • The Fat of the Land – Prodigy
  • Turn on the Bright Lights – Interpol
  • Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins
  • Collected – Ian Brown

Godlike Genius

  • Johnny Marr
Outstanding Contribution to Music
  • The Cribs
Philip Hall Radar Award
  • Child of Lov
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