The NME Awards Are Actually Pretty Spot On This Year

It's almost like either whoever decided who to nominate is an avid Katalyst reader or maybe I am just doing a good job of keeping my finger on the pulse of all things rock n' roll!

Some of the artists, movies, books etc being acknowledged are some of my favourite bands, people, creations out there: Searching For Sugar Man, Haim, Tame Impala, Django Django.  The categories or pretty genius with the 'Worst Band of The Year' and the nominees couldn't be more true haha, they included two of my absolute worsts Bieber and Mumford & Sons (does the winner actually collect their award?)! And "Hero of the Year", Obama is a nominee! The awards ceremony is in London (obviously) on February 27th.

Here are the categories and nominees:

Best British Band supported by SONOS Arctic Monkeys Kasabian The Vaccines Biffy Clyro The Maccabees The Cribs

Best Album Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange' Jake Bugg, 'Jake Bugg' The Maccabees, 'Given To The Wild' Alt-J, 'An Awesome Wave' The Vaccines, 'Come Of Age' Tame Impala, 'Lonerism'

Best International Band supported by Rekorderlig Cider The Killers Tame Impala The Black Keys Odd Future Crystal Castles Foo Fighters

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amps Arctic Monkeys, 'R U Mine?' Haim, 'Don’t Save Me' MIA, 'Bad Girls' Foals, 'Inhaler' Palma Violets, 'Best Of Friends' Tame Impala, 'Elephant'

Best TV Show Breaking Bad Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy Fresh Meat Sherlock The Thick Of It Doctor Who

Best Music Film Searching For Sugar Man LCD Soundsystem: 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' Hit So Hard : The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel Marley The Rolling Stones: 'Crossfire Hurricane' Led Zeppelin: 'Celebration Day'

Best Re-Issue Manic Street Preachers, 'Generation Terrorists' Blur, '21' Prodigy, 'The Fat Of The Land' Interpol, 'Turn On The Bright Lights' Smashing Pumpkins, 'Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness' Ian Brown, 'Collected'

Best Solo Artist Jake Bugg Noel Gallagher Florence Welch Miles Kane Grimes Paul Weller

Best New Band supported by Spotify Alt-J Peace Palma Violets Django Django Alabama Shakes Haim

Best Music Video Grimes, 'Oblivion' MIA, 'Bad Girls' David Bowie, 'Where Are We Now?' Arctic Monkeys, 'R U Mine?' Haim, 'Don't Save Me' Tame Impala, 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards'

Best Festival supported by Farah Vintage Reading & Leeds Festivals T In The Park Bestival Primavera Latitude Isle Of Wight

Best Live Band The Maccabees The Cribs Blur Biffy Clyro Foals The Rolling Stones

Best Dancefloor Anthem Mosca feating Katy B, 'What You Came For' Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch, 'Sweet Nothing' Psy, 'Gangnam Style' MIA, 'Bad Girls' Kanye West/Jay-Z, 'In Paris' Solange, 'Losing You'

Best Twitter Muse (@muse) Fred Macpherson, Spector (@fredmacpherson) Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (@theohurts) Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim) Wiley (@EskiDance) MIA (@MIAuniverse)

Best Book David Byrne, How Music Works Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets Tim Burgess, Telling Stories The Rolling Stones, 50 Peter Hook, Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division

Music Moment Of The Year David Bowie returns The Stone Roses play Heaton Park Olympics opening ceremony The Rolling Stones play London's O2 Arena Green Day's secret set at Reading Festival Pussy Riot's punk prayer

Hero Of The Year David Bowie Bradley Wiggins Pussy Riot Barack Obama Frank Ocean Dave Grohl

Villain Of The Year David Cameron Harry Styles Skrillex Psy Fred Macpherson Azealia Banks

Best Small Festival Swn The Great Escape Field Day Festival No.6 End Of The Road Constellations

Worst Band One Direction Muse Mumford & Sons Alt-J Justin Bieber Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Community Muse Hurts 30 Seconds To Mars Manic Street Preachers The Killers Enter Shikari

Best Film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ted iLL Manors The Dark Knight Rises Skyfall The Perks Of Being A Wallflower