Ozzy Honoured At NME Awards
Special mention went to Ozzy Osbourne at last night's NME Music Awards for his "Godlike Genius".
Ozzy was as puzzled as everyone else as to exactly what that meant, saying he had no idea why the award had been bestowed on him. In a video broadcast from his home in Los Angeles where he is recovering from his quad bike accident, he thanked NME and added, "I'm far from being a genius. I'm just glad I'm still breathing".
Meanwhile there were no surprises as Radiohead won the coveted Best Album award, as well as Best Video for 'There There', nor when The Darkness failed to win any awards at all. Frontman Justin Hawkins has made no secret of the fact that he wants nothing to do with the music magazine ever since it slated the group's first single.
The full list of winners at the NME Awards were:
Best Radio Show: Zane Lowe
Best New Band (supported by Radio 1): Kings Of Leon
Best Video (supported by MTV2): Radiohead - 'There There'
Best Single: The White Stripes - '7 Nation Army'
Best Film: 'Lord Of The Rings - Return Of The King'
Rock And Roll Man Of The Year: Har Mar Superstar
Best Live Band (supported by Carling): Queens Of The Stone Age
Living Legend: Arthur Lee
Philip Hall Radar Award: Franz Ferdinand
Best Event: Glastonbury
The Fuck Me! Award For Innovation: Dizzee Rascal
Best International Band (supported by 4Music): Kings Of Leon
Best TV Show: The Office
Rock 'n' Roll Woman Of The Year: Brody Dalle
Best UK Band (supported by BPI): The Libertines
Best Album (supported by Virgin Megastores): Radiohead - 'Hail To The Thief'
Godlike Genius: Ozzy Osbourne