A bad night for One Direction, a good night for Florence Welch, The Rolling Stones and a "god-like" Johnny Marr.
Remember when music awards ceremonies used to be James Corden-free and booze-soaked? Well, thankfully there's the NME Awards.
The highlight of last night's show in east London was legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who was awarded the prestigious God-like Genius honour, joining Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood to perform There Is A Light That Never Goes Out and a cover of The Clash's White Riot.
Marr, who recently released his debut solo album, joked, "Most of those eyes are going to be drunk out of their face so they're not going to notice so I'll just be in the background being 'god-like'."
"I'm trying to be a really good musician," he added. "It's fantastic to have people really appreciate what you do but the other stuff is not why you do it."
Florence Welch collected gongs for Best Dancefloor Anthem, for Sweet Nothin’ with Calvin Harris - and, despite +The Machine still being intact - for Best Solo Artist.
Accepting her award, she seemed somewhat bemused by the 'solo' honour, telling the audience: "I really didn’t expect to get this again, especially because it’s debatable whether I’m a solo artist."
Spot the difference: Paul Weller and ex-frontman of The Rascals Miles Kane both performed at the ceremony
The Rolling Stones won Best Live Band and Best Music Film for their documentary Crossfire Hurricane.
Accepting the award on behalf of the band, Wood said: "I feel really grateful after all the hard work that we put in - it's got to be f**king live, baby! We've only waited 50 years for it."
The 65-year-old guitarist also said he was trying to persuade his bandmates to play this year's Glastonbury Festival.
It was not a strong night for One Direction, with the group named worst band and its most popular hearthrob, Harry Styles, branded Villain of the Year - above nominees including David Cameron and dubstep aficionado Skrillex.
FULL LIST OF NME AWARDS 2013 WINNERS
Godlike genius - Johnny Marr
Outstanding contribution award - The Cribs
Graham Coxon and Alex James share a moment as they collect Blur's Best Re-Issue award and Biffy Clyro, accepting Best British Band
Best British band - Biffy Clyro
Best album - Given To The Wild by Maccabees
Best international band - The Killers
Best track - Inhaler by Foals
Fresh Meat's Zawe Ashton, aka Vod, accepts the Best TV Show gong, while Matt Helders takes the graphic statue for the Arctic Monkeys
Best TV show - Fresh Meat
Best music film - The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
THE ROLLING STONES: CROSSFIRE HURRICANE
Best re-issue - 21 by Blur
Best solo artist - Florence Welch
Best new band - Palma Violets
Best music video - R U Mine? by Arctic Monkeys
ARCTIC MONKEYS: R U MINE?
Best festival - Reading & Leeds Festivals
Reading Festival, above left and Leeds, right, were both recognised by NME
Best live band - Rolling Stones
Best dancefloor anthem - Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Philip Hall radar award - Child Of Lov
An awards show just wouldn't be the same without a Jack Whitehall cameo. Idris Elba provided some big name glamour - then went and ruined it with a bizarre bobble hat
Best Twitter - Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
Best book - Mike Skinner: The Story Of The Streets
Music moment of the year - Olympics opening ceremony
A villainous Harry Styles, left and the heroic President Obama, right
Hero of the year - Barack Obama
Villain of the year - Harry Styles
Best small festival - Festival No.6
Worst band - One Direction
Best fan community - Muse
Best film - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Words: Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features, Getty Images