The winners of the 2013 NME Awards have been revealed. The coveted Album Of The Year went to The Maccabees’ Given To The Wild. One Direction took home the not so coveted Worst Band award. Check out the winners’ list below:

Best British Band:

Biffy Clyro

Best International Band:

The Killers

Best Album:

“Given to the Wild” by the Maccabees

Best Track:

“Inhalers” by the Foals

Best Music Video:

“R U Mine” by the Arctic Monkeys

Best Re-Issue:

Blur – 21

Best Solo Artist:

Florence Welch

Best New Band:

Palma Violets

Best Festival:

Reading & Leeds

Best Small Festival:

Festival No.6

Best Live Band:

The Rolling Stones

Outstanding Contribution to Music:

The Cribs

Philip Hall Radar Award:

Child Of Lov

Best Dancefloor Anthem:

Calvin Harris and Florence Welch – ‘Sweet Nothing’

Music Moment Of The Year:

London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Hero of the Year:

President Barack Obama

Villain of the Year:

Harry Styles

Godlike Genius:

Johnny Marr

Worst Band:

One Direction

Best Book:

Mike Skinner – The Story Of The Streets

Best Film:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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