have crowned their comeback by leading the field in the shortlist for this year’s Q Awards
as the nominees were announced today.
Among their haul of four nominations in the annual celebration of the year’s greatest music is a chance of winning the title of Best Act In The World Today
, a prize they last won in 2005 as they basked in the glory of X&Y. To land the trophy in 2008 they face competition from Oasis
and Kings of Leon
also compete in the prized Best Album
category for their global chart-topping album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
. The band’s fourth release lines up against self-titled albums by Fleet Foxes
and Vampire Weekend
as well as The Age Of The Understatement
by The Last Shadow Puppets
and Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
. The awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in Park Lane, London on October 6 and will, as always, draw an array of glittering names from the world of Q.
The full list of nominees for the Q Awards with Russian Standard Vodka
is as follows:
:: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
– Duffy; Adele; Santogold; Bon Iver; Gabriella Cilmi.
:: BEST NEW ACT
- Fleet Foxes; Glasvegas; The Ting Tings; The Last Shadow Puppets; Vampire Weekend.
:: BEST TRACK
- Keane – Spiralling; Duffy – Mercy; Coldplay - Violet Hill;
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl; The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name.
:: BEST VIDEO
- Hot Chip - Ready To The Floor; Coldplay - Violet Hill; The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name; Vampire Weekend - A-Punk; Goldfrapp - Happiness
:: BEST LIVE ACT
- Kaiser Chiefs; Kings Of Leon; Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds; The Verve; Rage Against The Machine.
:: BEST ALBUM (sponsored by Nixon)
- Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death; And All His Friends; Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes; The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement; Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend; Nick Cave And The Band Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
:: BEST ACT IN THE WORLD TODAY (Sponsored by Russian Standard Vodka)
– Coldplay; Oasis; Muse; Metallica; Kings Of Leon.
You can visit the awards website here