February 25, 2009 / 10:39 PM / 8 years ago

Oasis, Muse, George W. Bush pick up NME awards

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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Oasis scooped up NME pop music magazine's award for best British band on Wednesday, while former U.S. president George W. Bush was named villain of the year for a record-breaking sixth time.

NME's readers, who decide the awards, voted Muse best live band for the second year in a row, fending off competition from fellow Brits Oasis and Tennessee foursome Kings of Leon. Muse also received the award for best artwork for its album "HAARP."

Oasis's Noel Gallagher, originally from Manchester, was also recognised for best band blog, while Barack Obama, the newest occupant of the White House, was named hero of the year.

"Oasis have proved yet again, with a triumphant seventh album that our love affair with them simply has no sign of ending," NME's editor Conor McNicholas said in a statement. "The stateside scene continues to go from strength to strength."

Readers gave Las Vegas band The Killers the title of best international band for the third year in a row.

U.S. acts did well in other categories too, with Grammy award-winning Kings of Leon collecting the best album award for "Only By The Night." New York duo MGMT picked up the awards for best new band and best track for "Time to Pretend."

Television presenter Alexa Chung walked away with the best dressed award, while boyfriend and Arctic Monkey's frontman Alex Turner scooped up best video for The Last Shadow Puppets. His band also got the nod for best DVD for "At the Apollo."

Here is a list of the winners:

Best British Band


Best International Band

The Killers

Best Solo Artist

Peter Doherty

Best New Band


Best Live Band


Best Album

Kings Of Leon - 'Only By The Night'

Best Track

MGMT - 'Time To Pretend'

Best Video

The Last Shadow Puppets - 'My Mistakes Were Made For You'

Best Live Event


Best Tv

The Mighty Boosh

Best Dancefloor Filler

Dizzee Rascal - 'Dance Wiv Me'

Best Dvd

Arctic Monkeys - 'At The Apollo'

Best Band Blog

Noel Gallagher / Oasis

Best Venue

London Astoria

Best Album Artwork

Muse - 'HAARP'

Hero of the Year

Barack Obama

Villain of the Year

George W. Bush

Best Dressed

Alexa Chung

Worst Dressed

Amy Winehouse

Worst Album

Jonas Brothers - 'A Little Bit Longer'

Worst Band

Jonas Brothers

Sexiest Male

Matt Bellamy

Sexiest Female

Hayley Williams

Best Website


Reporting by Catherine Bosley; Editing by Paul Casciato

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