Jamie T, Kasabian, Royal Blood Win Big At NME Awards

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With three awards, Jamie T and Kasabian were the big winners at Wednesday night's NME Awards in south London, while Royal Blood was close behind with a brace of key trophies. 

The members of alternative rock outfit Kasabian were at the Brixton Academy to collect best British band, best quote and best album for 48:13, their fifth set which opened at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart last August.

Singer-songwriter Jamie T, who was raised in nearby Wimbledon, took home the best video and best track awards for "Zombie" and his comeback with 2014's Carry on the Grudge was deemed the music moment of the year (it peaked at No. 4 on the U.K. albums chart).

Newcomers Royal Blood won for best live band and best new band.

Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer has been filling arenas and sales charts around the world over the past year. But on Wednesday night, the pop-punk phenomenon claimed the dubious honor of "worst band." 

In other major categories, "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX won the dancefloor filler category, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner was named hero of the year, and Jake Bugg was named best solo artist. Glastonbury took out best festival, while the Foo Fighters won for best international group. During his taped acceptance speech, frontman Dave Grohl confirmed his band would headline Glasto's Pyramid Stage on the Friday night of this year's fest.

The annual awards are voted on by readers of the weekly NME music title. 

NME Awards 2015 winners in full:
Best British Band (supported by Marshall Amplification) -- Kasabian
Best Album -– Kasabian, "48:13"
Best International Band (supported by Austin, Texas) -- Foo Fighters
Best Live Band (supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers -- Royal Blood
Best New Band -- Royal Blood
Best Solo Artist -- Jake Bugg
Best Festival -- Glastonbury
Best Track (supported by Tito's Handmade Vodka) -- Jamie T, "Zombie"
Best Video -- Jamie T, "Zombie"
Best Music Film -- "Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets"
Best Film -- "Northern Soul"
Best TV Show – "Game Of Thrones"
Best Quote -- Kasabian
Dancefloor Filler -- Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Worst Band -- 5 Seconds Of Summer
Villain Of The Year -- Nigel Farage
Hero Of The Year -- Alex Turner
Music Moment Of The Year -- Jamie T's comeback
Best Fan Community -- Muse
Small Festival Of The Year -- Liverpool Psych Fest
Book Of The Year -- Viv Albertine, "Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys"
Reissue Of The Year -- Manic Street Preachers, "The Holy Bible"
Best Band Social Media -- Liam Gallagher's Twitter