Women ruled the roost at the first NME Awards in two years, with Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs, Robyn, Billie Eilish, Little Simz and Emily Eavis all winning top awards.
Swift attended the ceremony in person, presenting Glastonbury co-organiser Eavis with the Godlike Genius honour alongside Billy Bragg and accepting the gong for Best Solo Act In The World. Double award winners (Innovation/Best British Band) The 1975 closed tonight's (February 12) show at O2 Academy Brixton.
In a week where Reading & Leeds organisers have been criticised for the lack of gender diversity in the festival's line-up, the awards were rich on female winners. Robyn was named Songwriter Of The Decade, Courtney Love took the Icon Award, Little Simz claimed Best British Album for Grey Area, Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell won Best Album In The World and FKA Twigs was crowned Best British Solo Act.
In addition, Billie Eilish's Bad Guy won Best Song In The World and Clairo took Best New Act In The World, while Beabadoobee was the NME Radar Award Winner.
The event was marred, however, by an incident involving Slowthai, who left after being involved in an altercation with the crowd when receiving the Hero Of The Year award.
Elsewhere, there were awards for Slipknot (Best Band In The World), AJ Tracey (Best British Song for Ladbroke Grove), Easy Life (Best New British Act), Foals (Best Live Act), Glastonbury (Best British Festival/Best Festival In The World) and End Of The Road (Best Small Festival).
The night also saw performances from FKA Twigs, Yungblud, AJ Tracey and Beabadoobee.
The full list of winners was as follows:
GODLIKE GENIUS: Emily Eavis
SONGWRITER OF THE DECADE: Robyn
ICON AWARD: Courtney Love
INNOVATION AWARD: The 1975
BEST BRITISH ALBUM: Little Simz – Grey Area
BEST ALBUM IN THE WORLD: Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
BEST BRITISH SONG: SUPPORTED BY PIPER-HEIDSIECK: AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
BEST SONG IN THE WORLD: Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
BEST BRITISH SOLO ACT: FKA Twigs
BEST SOLO ACT IN THE WORLD: Taylor Swift
BEST BRITISH BAND: SUPPORTED BY PIZZA EXPRESS: The 1975
BEST BAND IN THE WORLD: Slipknot
BEST NEW BRITISH ACT: SUPPORTED BY NORDOFF ROBBINS: Easy Life
BEST NEW ACT IN THE WORLD: Clairo
BEST LIVE ACT: SUPPORTED BY COPPER DOG: Foals
NME RADAR AWARD WINNER: Beabadoobee
BEST COLLABORATION: SUPPORTED BY BRIXTON BREWERY: Mura Masa + Slowthai
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Yungblud – Original Me
BEST BRITISH FESTIVAL: Glastonbury
BEST SMALL FESTIVAL: SUPPORTED BY CANO WATER: End Of The Road
BEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD: Glastonbury
BEST FESTIVAL HEADLINER: The Cure
BEST FILM: Blue Story
BEST FILM ACTOR: Micheal Ward
BEST TV SERIES: SUPPORTED BY 19 CRIMES WINNER: Peaky Blinders
BEST TV ACTOR WINNER: Jessica Barden
BEST MUSIC FILM: SUPPORTED BY DIDSBURY GIN WINNER: Liam Gallagher: As It Was
BEST MUSIC BOOK: Debbie Harry – Face It: A Memoir
BEST REISSUE: Muse – Origin Of Muse
BEST PODCAST: SUPPORTED BY DAX: Have You Heard George's Podcast?
BEST GAME: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
HERO OF THE YEAR (VOTED BY THE PUBLIC) WINNER: Slowthai
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR (VOTED BY THE PUBLIC) WINNER: Piers Morgan
MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR (VOTED BY THE PUBLIC) WINNER: BTS – Wembley Stadium
BEST AUSTRALIAN ALBUM: Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs
BEST AUSTRALIAN BAND: Tame Impala
BEST AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
BEST AUSTRALIAN SOLO ACT WINNER: Mallrat
BEST AUSTRALIAN SONG: Tame Impala – Borderline
BEST NEW AUSTRALIAN ACT: Tones & I