Arctic Monkeys may look forward to win big at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards for they are nominated for seven categories. Meanwhile Amy Winehouse stays powerful despite her personal ordeal, pocketing 4 nominations, two in the music field and others in the non-music category.
The Monkeys are vying for the categories Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Track, Best Video and Best Video Album Artwork, while lead singer Alex Turner is running solo for Best Dressed award. On the other side, Winehouse has been nominated for Villain of the Year alongside U.S. president George W. Bush, British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and Razorlight's frontman Johnny Borrell.
Other big nominees are Klaxons, My Chemical Romance, Pete Doherty and The Cribs. The nominations were also determined by public voting since December last year. Winners will once again be picked through online voting up till February 25 at 10 A.M. with the result announced in a ceremony at London's Indig02 on February 28.
Here are nominees on the music categories, for other non-music ones head to NME.com.
The 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards music nominees are:
Best British Band