The 1975 were triple winners at the 2020 NME Awards in London on Wednesday night.
Matt Healy and his bandmates were named Band of the Decade and Best British Band, while they also walked away with the Innovation Award.
There were also big wins for FKA twigs, who claimed the Best British Solo Act honour, AJ Tracey, whose single Ladbroke Grove landed the Best British Song gong, and Little Simz, who scored the Best British Album trophy for GREY Area, while Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, and Slipknot scored the night's international awards for solo act, album, song and group, respectively.
The big surprise of the night came when Taylor Swift showed up in person to collect her Best Solo Act in the World award. She skipped the red carpet and shocked the audience as she took to the stage to pick up her prize from Robyn.
"I was lucky enough to win this award a couple of years ago, but I wasn’t able to go," the Blank Space singer said. "But I have one of these awards and I put it in my kitchen, and every single morning when I wake up and go downstairs, there is this middle finger in my face like, 'Good morning!' Just a full middle finger putting me in my place.
"So it’s amazing to have a matching set. I am honoured and I am very excited about this. I want to say hello and thank you to all of the artists that are here tonight, I am such a fan of all of you. I am inspired by all of you... But most of all, I want to say thank you to the fans because they are the only reason that I get to do this.
"This is my first time at the NME Awards and I just feel like... This is, like, the craziest award show I have ever been to and I love it so much. Thank you for having me!"
It was also a big night for Slipknot, who were crowned Best Band in the World, and grunge rock veteran Courtney Love, who was handed the NME Icon Award on the day she was celebrating being 18 months sober.
The list of main winners is as follows:
Best British Solo Act - FKA twigs
Best British Band - The 1975
Best British Song - Ladbroke Grove, AJ Tracey
Best Song In The World - Bad Guy, Billie Eilish
Best British Album - GREY Area, Little Simz
Best Album In The World - Norman F**king Rockwell, Lana Del Rey
Best Solo Act In The World - Taylor Swift
Best Band in the World - Slipknot
Songwriter Of The Decade - Robyn
Band of the Decade - The 1975
Best Live Act - Foals
Best Festival Headliner - The Cure
Best New Act In The World - Claire
Best Festival In The World - Glastonbury
NME Radar Award - Beabadoobee
Innovation Award - The 1975
Best Music Video - Original Me, Yungblud
Best New British Act - Easy Life
Best Collaboration - Slowthai + Mura Masa
Icon Award - Courtney Love
Best Film - Blue Story
Best Podcast - Have You Heard George’s Podcast?
Best TV Series - Peaky Blinders
Best Music Film - Liam Gallagher: As It Was
Godlike Genius Award - Emily Eavis (Glastonbury festival boss)
Hero of the Year - Slowthai
Villain of the Year - Piers Morgan
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