Oasis go into tonight's NME awards with a whopping seven nominations. The Gallagher brothers are in with the chance of picking up gongs for Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Video, Best Band Blog and Hero Of The Year (Noel Gallagher) and Best Dressed.
American rockers Kings of Leon will also be hoping to win an award. They are nominated in four categories: Best International Band, Best Live Band, Best Track and Best Album. Competition for Best Live is fierce with Muse, Radiohead and the Killers also amongst the nominees.
Both Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty are nominated in the Worst Dressed and Villain Of The Year categories underlining the seriousness and prestige of the awards.