The Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian lead the way with six nominations apiece at this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards.

Arctic Monkeys are up for the coveted Best British Band prize, as well as for Best Album for Humbug. They have also been nominated in the Best Live Band, Best Track for Crying Lightening, Best Video for Cornerstone and the Giving It Back Fan for their Oxfam Golden Tickets. Kasabian are also nominated in the Best British Band category, and are up for Best Live Band, Best Album for West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Best Video for Fire, the Giving It Back Fan award, alongside Noel Fielding, for the free Vlad The Impaler' video, and for Best Artwork for West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

Joining the Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian in the Best British Band category are Biffy Clyro, Muse and Oasis, Muse, Radiohead and Them Crooked Vultures are also up for Best Live Band.

Green Day, Kings Of Leon, Paramore, Vampire Weekend and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are all up for the Best International Band gong. Dizzee Rascal, Florence And The Machine, Jamie T, Julian Casablancas and Lady Gaga will fight it out for Best Solo Artist.

It's not the only award Lady Gaga is up for - she has a mention in the category no-one will want to win on the night, Worst Album for The Fame. Also appearing in the category are Green Day for 21st Century Breakdown, The Jonas Brothers for Lines Vines Trying Times, U2 with No Line On The Horizon and Arctic Monkeys' Humbug.

Hero of the Year will go to either Beyoncé Knowles, Noel Gallagher, Rage Against The Machine, Matt Bellamy or Alex Turner. Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Simon Cowell, Kanye West or Lady Gaga will scoop Villain of the Year.

The awards will take place on February 24 at London's O2 Arena and can be voted for at NME.COM/Awards.


Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 list of nominations:

Best British Band (sponsored by Shockwaves)
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro

Best International Band (sponsored by 4music/T4)
Green Day
Kings Of Leon
Vampire Weekend
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Solo Artist
Dizzee Rascal
Florence And The Machine
Jamie T
Julian Casablancas
Lady Gaga

Best New Band (sponsored by USC)
The Big Pink
Bombay Bicycle Club
Mumford & Sons
The xx
La Roux

Best Live Band (sponsored by Tuborg)
Arctic Monkeys
Them Crooked Vultures

Best Album (sponsored by HMV)
Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Muse - The Resistance
The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant
The Horrors - Primary Colours

Best Track (sponsored by NME Radio)
Animal Collective - My Girls
Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning
Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Jamie T - Sticks N' Stones
The Big Pink - Dominos

Best Video (sponsored by NME TV)
Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone
Biffy Clyro - The Captain
Kasabian - Fire
The Maccabees - Can You Give It
Oasis - Falling Down

Best Live Event
Blur at Hyde Park
Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace
Muse at Teignmouth
Oasis at Heaton Park
The Dead Weather at Shoreditch Church

Best Festival
Reading And Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
V Festival

Best Dancefloor Filler
Dizzee Rascal And Armand Van Helden - Bonkers
Florence And The Machine - You've Got The Love
La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream Remix)
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Best TV Show
The Inbetweeners
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Peep Show
True Blood

Best Film
(500) Days Of Summer
In The Loop
Inglourious Basterds
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Where The Wild Things Are

Best DVD
Kings Of Leon - Live At The O2 Arena
Flight Of The Conchords - Complete HBO Second Season
The Killers - Live From The Royal Albert Hall
The Mighty Boosh - Future Sailors
Nirvana - Live At Reading

Giving It Back Fan Award
Kasabian and Noel Fielding for free Vlad The Impaler video
Danger Mouse for leaking Dark Night Of The Soul
Lily Allen for her Twitter ticket treasure hunt
Arctic Monkeys for their Oxfam golden tickets
Vampire Weekend for giving away Horchata from the album Contra

Hero Of The Year
Beyoncé Knowles
Noel Gallagher
Rage Against The Machine
Matt Bellamy
Alex Turner

Villain Of The Year
Noel Gallagher
Liam Gallagher
Simon Cowell
Kanye West
Lady Gaga

Best Dressed
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
Noel Fielding
Florence Welch
Karen O

Worst Dressed
Lady Gaga
Matt Bellamy
Katy Perry
Liam Gallagher
Elly Jackson, La Roux

Worst Album
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Lady Gaga - The Fame
The Jonas Brothers - Lines Vines Trying Times
U2 - No Line On The Horizon
Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Worst Band
Green Day
Jonas Brothers

Hottest Man
Head to NME.COM now to rate possibles including Alex Turner, Liam Gallagher, Peter Doherty, Matt Bellamy, Brandon Flowers and Julian Casablancas

Hottest Woman
Head to NME.COM now to rate possibles including Lily Allen, Alison Mosshart, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Florence Welch and Karen O

Best Website (excluding NME.COM, of course)

Best Album Artwork
Muse - The Resistance
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant
Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers

Best Band Blog
Muse ( and
Radiohead (
Noel Gallagher (
Los Campesinos! (
Paramore (