One Direction Up For Worst Band Prize At NME Awards


One Direction have been nominated for the Worst Band prize at the NME Awards.

The ‘Steal My Girl’ hitmakers – Niall Horan, Louis Tomilinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne – are up for the unwanted ‘honor’ along with Sleaford Mods, U2, Nickelback and 5SOS at the magazine’s annual ceremony next year.

The boys are also dubiously up for the Music Moment of the Year due to their decision to go on hiatus.

Other incidents listed include Adele’s record-breaking return, The Libertines’ secret Glastonbury set, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl breaking his leg on stage, Florence + the Machine headlining Glastonbury in Foo Fighters’ place and Kanye West’s performance at the BRIT Awards.

Elsewhere, Kanye is also nominated for both NME’s Hero and Villain titles.

Away from the unwanted prizes, The Libertines and Wolf Alice lead the way with six nominations each

Both bands will go head-to-head for some of the biggest awards of the night, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Track, Best Music Video and Best Fan Community.

Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME, said: “The NME audience has voted in its thousands, and once again have pulled together an exciting, diverse and in some places pretty surprising shortlist for the 2016 Awards.

“Will The Libertines crown their beautiful comeback with a couple of wins? Will Kanye be the hero and villain of the year? Can anyone stop the Adele juggernaut from pulverizing everything in its path?

“All will be revealed once the people have had their final say. I’m really excited and can’t wait for the big night.”

The magazine’s awards first started in 1953, one year after the launch of NME and has seen the likes of The Beatles, Blondie, Noel Gallagher and The Who perform at it.

The winners will be announced at the star-studded bash on February 17, 2016 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.


NME Awards 2016 full list of nominations:

Best British Band:

The Libertines


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






Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens:


Noel Gallagher

Ed Sheeran

Charli XCX

Florence Welch


Best International Solo Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Lana Del Rey

Taylor Swift

Courtney Barnett

Kanye West


Best Live Band:

The Maccabees

The Libertines


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


Best Film:

Ex Machina


Mad Max: Fury Road


Kill Your Friends

Beasts of No Nation

Best Music Film:


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 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 Reissue:

‘Five Years’ David Bowie

‘People’s Instinctive Travels And the Paths Of Rhythm’ 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:


Reading & Leeds

V Festival

T in the Park


Isle of Wight

Best Small Festival:


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 Fan Community


The Libertines


Catfish and the Bottleman

The 1975

Wolf Alice

Worst Band:

5 Seconds of Summer

One Direction

Little Mix

Sleaford Mods



Villain of the Year:

David Cameron

Chris Moyles

Kanye West

Donald Trump

George Osborne

Simon Cowell

Hero of the Year:


Dave Grohl

Jeremy Corbyn

Florence Welch

Kanye West

Taylor Swift

Vlogger of the Year:



Charlie McDonnell

Joe Weller


Savannah Brown


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