Matty Healy Gave His NME Award To A Fan & We’re Not Jealous At All

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Matty had a grand old time at the London ceremony as The 1975 took home the Best Live Act award.

The 1975's Matty Healy was at the NME awards last night (February 15th) to collect the trophy for Best Live Act - but ended up giving away his statue to one lucky fan!

The annual awards show/messy night out took place at London's Brixton Academy and as Matty approached the stage, we did what any good music journalist would do, begrudgingly putting our complimentary Jack Daniels cocktail to one side and running down the front to record all the action.


Yes, that is The Pussycat Dolls' Ashley Roberts looking slightly confused on the side of the stage.

But Matty's big night out didn't end there, as he still found time to take a few selfies with pop legends Busted, the boys from Bastille and TV documentary maker extraordinaire Louis Theroux.




(Quite jealous of this one actually. We spotted Louis across the bar early on but were too scared to say anything.)

And, finally, he wrapped the whole evening up by casually gifting his middle-fingered statue to a fan waiting around outside the venue.


She seems pretty chuffed with it...

Other highlights of the evening included performances from Bastille, Pet Shop Boys and The Bands 4 Refugees collective led by Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander.

Oh, and we got to shake Michael Eavis' hand as he was leaving so that's rather nice too.

Here's the full list of winners from the VO5 NME Awards Show 2017:

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – Live Music Capital Of The World: Metallica

Best British Male supported by Pilot Pen Company: Skepta

Best British Female: MIA

Best International Male supported by VO5: Frank Ocean

Best International Female supported by VO5: Christine & The Queens

Best New Artist supported by TOPMAN: Dua Lipa

Best Album supported by HMV: Bastille – 'Wild World'

Best Track supported by Red Stripe: Christine And The Queens – 'Tilted'

Best Live Band supported by Nikon: The 1975

Best Video: Slaves – 'Consume Or Be Consumed'

Best Festival supported by ID&C: Glastonbury

Best Music Film: Oasis: Supersonic

Best TV Series supported by Domino's: Fleabag

Best Film: My Scientology Movie

Music Moment Of The Year: Coldplay's Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury

Best Festival Headliner: Adele

Best Small Festival: End Of The Road

Villain Of The Year: Nigel Farage

Hero Of The Year: Beyoncé

Worst Band: 5 Seconds Of Summer

Best Reissue: Oasis – 'Be Here Now'