My Chemical Romance triumph at NME awards 2011

Updated: 2011-02-24 15:10


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My Chemical Romance triumph at NME awards 2011

My Chemical Romance scooped two trophies at tonight's (23.02.11) NME Awards.

The US rockers were the biggest winners, taking home Best International Band and `Best Video' for their track 'Na Na Na' at the British Magazine's annual ceremony.

Muse were named Best British band, while Arcade Fire took home Best Album for 'The Suburbs' at the event, held at London's Brixton Academy.

My Chemical Romance – who opened the show with a rendition of 'Na Na Na' - were greeted by fans who had camped out overnight in the hope of meeting them.

After accepting their two trophies, frontman Gerard Way said: "When the fans vote on something it's amazing. Their dedication is just incredible.

"A night like this you really want to try and meet them, we met a bunch before we got in the building which made us happy. We actually went to the red carpet early to do that."

Scottish act Biffy Clyro flew in from the US, where they are presently touring, to collect Best Live Act.

Drummer Ben Johnston said: "Live is really such a big part of what we do. To be in a category with Muse and Arcade Fire - who are, in my opinion two of the best live bands in the world – and to come out on top over them is just f***ing mindblowing. We are dumbfounded."

Indie group Foals picked up Best Track for song 'Spanish Sahara', while Hurts were named Best New Band.

Performances on the night included PJ Harvey, who won the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music prize, and Foo Fighters, who closed the show and who saw lead singer, Dave Grohl, given the annual Godlike Genius accolade.

Dave said: "My bandmates love it, they've been ribbing me ever since I found I was getting this.

"They've given me so much s**t about this award that I wish it was called something else, like 'Oldest Guy At The Award Ceremony' award."

NME Awards 2011, list of main winners:

Best International Band – My Chemical Romance

Best British Band – Muse

Best Solo Artist - Laura Marling

Best Live Band – Biffy Clyro

Best New Band – Hurts

Best Album – Arcade Fire 'The Suburbs'

Best Track – Foals 'Spanish Sahara'

Best Video – My Chemical Romance 'Na Na Na'

Best Festival – Glastonbury

Best Dancefloor Filler – Professor Green 'Jungle'

Best TV Show – 'Skins'

Philip Hall Radar Award – The Naked and Famous

Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music – PJ Harvey

John Peel Award for Innovation – Crystal Castles

Godlike Genius – Dave Grohl


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