“I think we would all like to be musicians”


Mae Martin and the team behind Feel good reflected on their win at last night’s 2022 BandLab NME Awards and said they “all want us to be musicians”.

The Netflix show won the award for best 19 Crimes-supported TV series at the London ceremony last night (March 2).

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After winning the award, Martin and his co-star Charlotte Ritchie, writer Joe Hampson and director Luke Snellin went backstage to the Winners Room at the O2 Academy Brixton to chat with NME.

Speaking about the award, Hampson said, “It’s nice to get an award from the music industry, not TV. I don’t know what that means, but it’s nice.

Martin added “I think we all wish we were musicians”, with Hampson saying that musicians are “so much cooler than us”.

“There is also music in the show,” director Snellin clarified.

After announcing that Feel good won’t be returning for a third season, the cast was asked if it made their reward seem like a nice ending to the story.

“That’s a really nice way to think about it!” co-star Charlotte Ritchie responded. “It’s a great honor.”

Mae Martin at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards. Credit: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images.

The comedy-drama, co-written by and starring Martin, beat It’s a sin, Sex education, Stath rents apartments and We are lady parts for the award for best television series.

Picking up the award, Snellin said: “Thank you NME. Thanks Netflix I guess. Good night!”

Feel good joins previous winners Peaky Blinders and stranger things to be recognized as innovative shows that push the boundaries of television.

Held at the O2 Academy Brixton, the BandLab NME Awards were co-hosted by Daisy May Cooper and Lady Leshurr. The evening opened with a performance by Sam Fender and was followed by Griff and Sigrid’s joint performance of their NME Award-winning collaboration “Head On Fire”.

CHVRCHES and Robert Smith of The Cure also performed their song “How Not To Drown”, while BERWYN and Rina Sawayama also took the stage. The evening ended with a set of six songs from Bring Me The Horizon.

Check back for the latest news, interviews, winners and more from the 2022 BandLab NME Awards.

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