Held in direct competition to the Brits, the NME Music Awards are commonly known as the Brats.
The awards are run by the weekly magazine, and are seen by many as a more credible alternative to the Brits.
The awards are voted for by readers of the music weekly and its website.
The NME is a magazine for indie music fans, so the nominations usually reflect this.
Kerrang! music magazine has an awards night too with nominations chosen by the readers.