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2015-12-06 08:00

Los Angeles - One Direction have been nominated for the Worst Band prize at the NME Awards.

The Steal My Girl hitmakers - Niall Horan, Louis Tomilinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne - are up for the unwanted 'honour' along with Sleaford Mods, U2, Nickelback and 5SOS at the magazine's annual ceremony next year.

The boys are also dubiously up for the Music Moment of the Year due to their decision to go on hiatus.

Other incidents listed include Adele's record-breaking return, The Libertines' secret Glastonbury set, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl breaking his leg on stage, Florence + the Machine headlining Glastonbury in Foo Fighters' place and Kanye West's performance at the BRIT Awards.

Elsewhere, Kanye is also nominated for both NME's Hero and Villain titles.

Away from the unwanted prizes, The Libertines and Wolf Alice lead the way with six nominations each

Both bands will go head-to-head for some of the biggest awards of the night, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Track, Best Music Video and Best Fan Community.

Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME, said: "The NME audience has voted in its thousands, and once again have pulled together an exciting, diverse and in some places pretty surprising shortlist for the 2016 Awards.

"Will The Libertines crown their beautiful comeback with a couple of wins? Will Kanye be the hero and villain of the year? Can anyone stop the Adele juggernaut from pulverising everything in its path?

"All will be revealed once the people have had their final say. I'm really excited and can't wait for the big night."

The magazine's awards first started in 1953, one year after the launch of NME and has seen the likes of The Beatles, Blondie, Noel Gallagher and The Who perform at it.

The winners will be announced at the star-studded bash on 17 February 2016 at London's O2 Academy Brixton.

NME Awards 2016 full list of nominations:

Best British Band:
The Libertines
Wolf Alice
The 1975
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Maccabees

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas:
Tame Impala
Foo Fighters
The Strokes
The Killers
Alabama Shakes
Run The Jewels

Best New Artist:
Rat Boy

Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens:
Noel Gallagher
Ed Sheeran
Charli XCX
Florence Welch

Best International Solo Artist:
Kendrick Lamar
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift
Courtney Barnett
Kanye West

Best Live Band:
The Maccabees
The Libertines
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice

Best Album supported by HMV:
My Love Is Cool - Wolf Alice
Marks to Prove it - The Maccabees
To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
Currents - Tame Impala
Art - Angels Grimes
What Went Down - Foals

Best Track:
Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Gunga Din - The Libertines
I Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Shut Down  -Skepta
Giant Peach - Wolf Alice

Best TV Show:
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
American Horror Story
Peep Show
This is England '90

Best Film:
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
Kill Your Friends
Beasts of No Nation

Best Music Film:
Montage of Heck
Straight Outta Compton
What Happened, Miss Simone
The Reflektor Tapes
New World Towers

Best Music Video:
Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna
Heart Of The Matter - The Libertines
You're a Germ - Wolf Alice
Ong Ong - Blur
Cheer Up London - Slaves
The Less I Know The Better - Tame Impala

Best Actor:
Tom Hardy
Eddie Redmayne
Nicholas Hoult
Stephen Graham
Idris Elba
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Actress:
Vicky McClure
Jennifer Lawrence
Emilia Clarke
Gemma Chan
Amy Schumer
Saoirse Ronan

Best Reissue:
Five Years - David Bowie
People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths Of Rhythm - Tribe Called Quest
Loaded' Velvet Underground Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
Under The Pink - Tori Amos
Angel Dust - Faith No More

Best Book:
I'll Never Write My Memoirs - Grace Jones
M Train - Patti Smith
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink - Elvis Costello
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl - Carrie Brownstein
Lucky - Professor Green
Over The Top And Back - Tom Jones

Best Festival:
Reading & Leeds
V Festival
T in the Park
Isle of Wight

Best Small Festival:
Festival Number 6
Green Man
End Of The Road
Liverpool Sound City
Kendall Calling

Music Moment of the Year:
The return of Adele
The Libertines secret Glastonbury set
Dave Grohl breaks leg and carries on
Florence headlines Glastonbury
Kanye at The Brits
One Direction 'split'

Best Fan Community:
The Libertines
Catfish and the Bottleman
The 1975
Wolf Alice

Worst Band:
5 Seconds of Summer
One Direction
Little Mix
Sleaford Mods

Villain of the Year:
David Cameron
Chris Moyles
Kanye West
Donald Trump
George Osborne
Simon Cowell

Hero of the Year:
Dave Grohl
Jeremy Corbyn
Florence Welch
Kanye West
Taylor Swift

Vlogger of the Year:
Charlie McDonnell
Joe Weller
Savannah Brown

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