Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters Up For Three NME Awards

by Music-News.com Newsdesk

The Libertines and Wolf Alice will be the acts to beat at the 2016 NME Awards after landing six nominations apiece.

Pete Doherty's reunited band and the indie rockers will go head-to-head for some of the biggest prizes at the prizegiving, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Track, Best Music Video and Best Fan Community.

The Libertines are also up for Music Moment of The Year for their secret set at the Glastonbury festival in June (15), while Wolf Alice's sixth nod comes in the Best Album category, pitting them against the likes of The Maccabees, Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Grimes and Foals, who have picked up four nominations.

The My Number group are also up for Best British Band with The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and The Maccabees, and will also compete for Best Album, Best Live Band, and Best Track.

Other multiple nominees include The Maccabees, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, Adele and Taylor Swift.

Polarising rapper Kanye West is up for both Villain and Hero of the Year, going up against Swift, Adele, Grohl, politician Jeremy Corbyn and Florence Welch in the Hero category. The hip-hop star will also vie for the less popular Villain accolade against U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Simon Cowell and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Australian rockers 5 Seconds of Summer will get the chance to retain their Worst Band title, after claiming the dishonour earlier this year. They're up against One Direction, Little Mix, Sleaford Mods, U2 and Nickelback.

Meanwhile, in the NME's film categories, stars such as Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne and Idris Elba will compete for the Best Actor prize, while Jennifer Lawrence, Emilia Clarke and Amy Schumer are among the nominees in the Best Actress category.

All the winners will be announced during a ceremony at London's O2 Academy Brixton on February 17.

The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas shortlist in full with veteran artists in bold:

Best British Band
  • The Libertines
  • Foals
  • Wolf Alice
  • The 1975
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • The Maccabees
Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
  • Tame Impala
  • Foo Fighters
  • The Strokes
  • The Killers
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Run The Jewels
Best New Artist
  • Rat Boy
  • Hinds
  • Halsey
  • Yak
  • Lapsley
  • Formation
Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens
  • Adele
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Charli XCX
  • Florence Welch
  • Skepta
Best International Solo Artist
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Taylor Swift
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Kanye West
  • Grimes
Best Live Band
  • The Maccabees
  • The Libertines
  • Foals
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Royal Blood
  • Wolf Alice
Best Album supported by HMV
  • My Love Is Cool - Wolf Alice
  • Marks to Prove It - The Maccabees
  • To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • Currents - Tame Impala
  • Art Angels - Grimes
  • What Went - Down Foals
Best Track
  • Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
  • Gunga Din - The Libertines
  • I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
  • Shut Down - Skepta
  • Giant Peach - Wolf Alice
Best TV Show
  • The Walking Dead
  • Game of Thrones
  • American Horror Story
  • Peep Show
  • This is England ‘90
  • Gogglebox
Best Film
  • Ex Machina
  • Spectre
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Whiplash
  • Kill Your Friends
  • Beasts of No Nation
Best Music Film
  • Amy
  • Montage of Heck
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • What Happened, Miss Simone
  • The Reflektor Tapes
  • New World Towers
Best Music Video
  • Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna
  • Heart Of The Matter - The Libertines
  • You’re a Germ - Wolf Alice
  • Ong Ong - Blur
  • Cheer Up - London Slaves
  • The Less I Know The Better - Tame Impala
Best Reissue
  • Five Years - David Bowie
  • People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths Of Rhythm A Tribe Called Quest
  • Loaded - Velvet Underground
  • Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
  • Under The Pink - Tori Amos
  • Angel Dust - Faith No More
Best Book
  • I'll Never Write My Memoirs - Grace Jones
  • M Train Patti Smith
  • Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Elvis Costello
  • Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl - Carrie Brownstein
  • Lucky - Professor Green
  • Over The Top And Back - Tom Jones
Best Festival
  • Glastonbury
  • Reading & Leeds
  • V Festival
  • T in the Park
  • Bestival
  • Isle of Wight
Best Small Festival
  • Swn
  • Festival Number 6
  • Green Man
  • End Of The Road
  • Liverpool Sound City
  • Kendall Calling
Music Moment of the Year
  • The return of Adele
  • The Libertines secret Glastonbury set
  • Dave Grohl breaks leg and carries on
  • Florence headlines Glastonbury
  • Kanye at The Brits
  • One Direction ‘split’
Best Actor
  • Tom Hardy
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Stephen Graham
  • Idris Elba
  • Daniel Radcliffe
Best Actress
  • Vicky McClure
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Gemma Chan
  • Amy Schumer
  • Saoirse Ronan
Best Fan Community
  • Hurts
  • The Libertines
  • Muse
  • Catfish and the Bottleman
  • The 1975
  • Wolf Alice
Worst Band
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • One Direction
  • Little Mix
  • Sleaford Mods
  • U2
  • Nickelback
Villain of the Year
  • David Cameron
  • Chris Moyles
  • Kanye West
  • Donald Trump
  • George Osborne
  • Simon Cowell
Hero of the Year
  • Adele
  • Dave Grohl
  • Jeremy Corbyn
  • Florence Welch
  • Kanye West
  • Taylor Swift
Vlogger of the Year
  • KSI
  • Vikkstar123
  • Charlie McDonnell
  • Joe Weller
  • Danisnotonfire
  • Savannah Brown
Game of the Year
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • The Rise Of The Tomb Raider
  • Fallout 4
  • Star Wars Battleforce
  • The Legend Of Zelda Triforce Heroes
  • Guitar Hero

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