US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have been nominated in the Villain of The Year category at this year's NME Awards, while British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is among the nominees for Hero of The Year.

Politicians have often featured in the music magazine's reader polls over the years, but Trump has been consistently and roundly criticised by leading figures in the music industry including Madonna, U2 and Eminem since his term of office began.  

The president also struggled to find any big name, international musicians or bands who were willing to play at his inauguration last January.

Katie Hopkins

The rise in Corbyn's popularity among young people follows his surprisingly successful performance in last year's British general election due, among other factors, to a larger than usual turn-out among younger voters.

When the Labour leader appeared at the Glastonbury Festival in 2017 he was met with the now-familiar chant of "oh Jeremy Corbyn", which is sung to the melody of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. 

Ariana Grande

Former Daily Mail journalist Katie Hopkins, TV presenter and pundit Piers Morgan, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and British health secretary Jeremy Hunt complete the NME's Villain of the Year category. 

While Corbyn is joined by singer Ariana Grande, actress Rose McGowan, Wolf Alice front woman Ellie Rowsell, fictional rapper Big Shaq, and naturalist David Attenborough in the Hero of The Year category. 

Winners are voted for by the public and announced at a ceremony on February 14. 

The full list of nominees

Best British band

Wolf Alice
The 1975
The xx

Best International band

The National
Foo Fighters
The Killers

Best British solo artist

Dua Lipa
Liam Gallagher
Ed Sheeran
Loyle Carner
Charli XCX

Best international solo artist

Kendrick Lamar
Taylor Swift
Lana Del Rey

St Vincent
Father John Misty

Best new artist

- Stefflon Don
- J Hus
- The Magic Gang
- Sigrid
- Shame

Best album

- Lorde - Melodrama
- J Hus - Common Sense
- Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
- Gorillaz - Humanz
- Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone
- The National - Sleep Well Beast

Best track:

- Kasabian - Bless This Acid House
- Kendrick Lamar - Humbler
- Lorde - Green Light
- The Horrors - Something To Remember Me By
- Dua Lipa - Rules
- Charli XCX - Boys

Best live artist:

- Kasabian
- Stormzy
- Lorde
- Royal Blood
- LCD Soundsystem
- Liam Gallagher

Best festival:

- Glastonbury
- Reading & Leeds
- Download
- Parklife
- Bestival

Best collaboration:

- Craig David and Bastille - I Know You
- Stefflon Don and Skepta - Ding-A-Ling
- Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - Continental Breakfast
- Gorillaz and Jehnny Beth - We Got The Power
- Lily Allen and Giggs - Trigger Bang
- Yungen and Yxng Bane - Bestie

Best mixtape:

- Charli XCX - Pop 2
- Drake - More Life
- Krept & Konan - 7 Nights / 7 Days
- Rex Orange County - Apricot Princess
- Dave - Game Over
- Avelino - No Bullshit

Best video

- The Big Moon - Sucker
- Charli XCX - Boys
- St. Vincent - Los Ageless
- Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
- Dua Lipa - New Rules
- Pale Waves - Television Romance

Best film

- T2 Trainspotting
- Blade Runner 2049
- Baby Driver
- The Disaster Artist
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- It

Best TV show

- Stranger Things 2
- Game of Thrones
- Westworld
- Rick And Morty
- Glow
- Peaky Blinders

Music moment of the year:

- One Love Manchester
- The Killers play surprise set at Glastonbury
- Grime4Corbyn
- Noel Gallagher plays Don't Look Back In Anger at Manchester Arena
- Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl
- Linkin Park's Chester Bennington tribute concert

Best festival headliner

- Muse
- Boy Better Know
- Ed Sheeran
- Noel Gallagher
- Foo Fighters
- The 1975

Best small festival

Festival No.6
Field Day
End Of The Road
Kendal Calling

Villain of the year

Donald Trump
Theresa May
Katie Hopkins
Piers Morgan
Kim Jong-un
Jeremy Hunt

Hero of the year:

Ariana Grande
Rose McGowan
Jeremy Corbyn
Ellie Rowsell
Big Shaq
David Attenborough

Best reissue

Radiohead - OKNOTOK
Prince - Purple Rain
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
REM - Automatic For The People
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Super Furry Animals - Radiator

Best music book

Wiley - Eskiboy
Action Bronson - F***, That's Delicious
Dylan Jones - David Bowie: A Life
Allan Jones - Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Lizzy Goodman - Meet Me In The Bathroom
The KLF - 2023: A Trilogy

Best music film

Lady Gaga Gaga: Five Foot Two
L7: Pretend We're Dead
Bunch Of Kunst
George Michael: Freedom
England Is Mine
Whitney: Can I Be Me