Oasis scoop Best British Band at NME Awards

Noel also won Best Band Blog for his 2008 tour diary
Noel also won Best Band Blog for his 2008 tour diary

25 February saw the NME Awards take place at the O2 Academy Brixton, and it turned out to be a big night for Britpop. The ceremony not only featured a surprise Blur reunion, but also saw their mid-nineties rivals Oasis win the Best British Band award.

Oasis - who weren't in attendance - were booed by some sections of the crowd when their award was announced. Meanwhile, Blur's Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon reunited onstage for the first time since 2000 to perform classic Parklife track This Is A Low.

Click here to check out a fan-filmed YouTube clip.

The 2009 NME Award winners in full:

Godlike Genius: The Cure
Best British Band: Oasis
Best International Band: The Killers
Best Solo Artist: Pete Doherty
Best New Band: MGMT
Best Live Band: Muse
Best Album: Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Best Track: MGMT - Time To Pretend
Best Video: Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made For You
Best Live Event: Glastonbury 2008
Best TV: The Mighty Boosh
Phillip Hall Radar Award: The Big Pink
Best Dancefloor Filler: Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome - Dance Wiv Me
Best DVD: Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Apollo
Best Band Blog: Noel Gallagher
Best Venue: London Astoria
Best Album Artwork: Muse - HAARP
Hero Of The Year: Barack Obama
Villain Of The Year: George W Bush
Best Dressed: Alexa Chung
Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse
Worst Album: The Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer
Worst Band: The Jonas Brothers
Sexiest Male: Muse's Matt Bellamy
Sexiest Female: Paramore's Hayley Williams
Best Website: YouTube

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.