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Coldplay's quip as they headline NME Awards

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Coldplay's quip as they headline NME Awards

Coldplay claimed their Super Bowl half-time show was just a warm-up for their performance at the NME Awards as they collected their Godlike Genius prize.

The group were honoured with the legendary prize at the annual ceremony, which took place last night (17.02.16) at London's O2 Academy Brixton, where they joked their performance to over 110 million viewers in America last week was just helping them gear themselves up to perform at the awards tonight.

Speaking at the event, frontman Chris Martin quipped: "We haven't played a proper gig for ages. We did a warm up gig in Santa Clara last week for the NME Awards. This is supposed to be the last one but if you want, we're going to keep f***ing playing."

The group also thanked Kylie Minogue - who presented the 'A Sky Full of Stars' hitmakers with their honour - for her "kind" speech.

Before finishing their set, which included performances of some of their biggest hits such as 'Viva La Vida' and 'Fix You', Chris said: "OK one more than we'll go. This will be our last song then we'll let you go. Thank you NMEs, thank you Kylie ... Thank you for you speech that was so kind - if you want to go the awards are finished but stay if you want to stay."

Other notable winners at the event included Yoko Ono, who picked up the NME Inspiration Award and The Maccabees for taking home Best British Band.

Foals, Bring Me The Horizon and The Maccabees were just some of the acts who performed at the starstudded event.

The NME Awards 2016 full list of winners:

Best British Band - The Maccabees

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas - Run The Jewels

Best New Artist - Rat Boy

Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens - Charli XCX

Best International Solo Artist - Taylor Swift

Best Live Band - Wolf Alice

Best Album supported by HMV - Foals' 'What Went Down'

Best Track - Wolf Alice's 'Giant Peach'

Best TV Show - This is England '90

Best Film - Beasts of No Nation

Best Music Film - Blur: New World Towers

Best Music Video - Slaves' 'Cheer Up London'

Best Actor - Idris Elba

Best Actress - Vicky McClure

Best Reissue - David Bowie's 'Five Years'

Best Book - 'M Train' Patti Smith

Best Festival - Glastonbury

Best Small Festival - End Of The Road

Music Moment of the Year - The Libertines secret Glastonbury set

Best Fan Community - The Libertines

Worst Band - 5 Seconds of Summer

Villain of the Year - Donald Trump

Hero of the Year - Dave Grohl

Vlogger of the Year - KSI