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Arctic Monkeys - lead the NME nominations

The nominees for the 2014 NME Awards have been announced with the Arctic Monkeys dominating the list with eight nods.

LA band Haim have bagged six nominations with Queens Of The Stone Age, Lily Allen, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Savages and Morrissey each getting mentions in three categories.

Arctic Monkeys are nominated as the Best British Band for a fifth year, and also feature in the Best Album, Best Track and Best Music Video categories. Lead singer Alex Turner is nominated as Hero Of The Year while the band compete for Best Live Band, Best Fan Community and Music Moment of the Year for their Glastonbury performance.

Lily Allen is nominated in the Best Solo Artist category while her song Hard Out Here featured in the Best Track and Best video sections.

One Direction are nominated in the worst band category alongside The Wanted.

The Awards will take place in London on February 26th.

Full list of nominees:

Best British Band
Arctic Monkeys
Palma Violets
Biffy Clyro
Two Door Cinema Club

Best International Band
Arcade Fire
Queens Of The Stone Age
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist
Lily Allen
Jake Bugg
Paul McCartney
Kanye West
David Bowie

Best New Band
Swim Deep
Jagwar Ma
Wolf Alice
Courtney Barnett

Best Live Band
Arctic Monkeys
Palma Violets
Biffy Clyro
Queens Of The Stone Age

Best Album
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Queens Of The Stone Age - …Like Clockwork
Peace - In Love
Kanye West - Yeezus
Savages - Silence Yourself
Drenge - Drenge

Best Track
Arctic Monkeys - 'Do I Wanna Know?'
Lily Allen - 'Hard Out Here'
Disclosure - 'White Noise'
Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor'
Primal Scream - '2013'
Daft Punk - 'Get Lucky'

Best Music Video
Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
Pharrell - Happy
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Lily Allen - Hard Out Here
Eagulls - Nerve Endings
Haim - Falling

Best Festival
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park

Best TV Show
Breaking Bad
Fresh Meat
Game Of Thrones
Doctor Who

Best Music Film
Muscle Shoals
Made Of Stone
Sound City
The National: Mistaken For Strangers
Good Vibrations

Best Reissue
Nirvana - In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition
The Clash - Sound System
The Beta Band - The Regal Years: 1997–2004
The Breeders - LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Best Band Blog Or Twitter
Jehnny Beth, Savages
Albert Hammond Jr
Alana Haim, Haim
James Blunt
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts

Best Book
Morrissey - Autobiography
Alan McGee - Creation Stories
Bob Stanley - Yeah Yeah Yeah
Mark Lewisohn - The Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In
Beck - Song Reader
Richard Hell - I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp

Best Small Festival
Y Not
Kendall Calling
Green Man
Festival Number 6

Best Fan Community
Arctic Monkeys

Music Moment Of The Year
Pussy Riot are freed
Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury
Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn come together for Teenage Cancer Trust
Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury
Morrissey's autobiography is released
Kanye West brings Jesus impersonator on stage

Worst Band
One Direction
The Wanted
The 1975
Imagine Dragons
30 Seconds To Mars

Hero Of The Year
Alex Turner
David Bowie
Este Haim
Russell Brand
Pussy Riot
Lou Reed

Villain Of The Year
Miley Cyrus
Robin Thicke
Harry Styles
David Cameron
Vladimir Putin
Russell Brand

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