Nominations for the Q Awards 2012 have been revealed.
Topping the list of nominees this year are Blur, The Stone Roses, Florence and the Machine and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – with two nominations apiece in major categories.
Other notable nominees include Plan B, Emeli Sande, Frank Ocean, Alt-J and The Maccabees.
Lady Gaga, The Black Keys, Nicki Minaj and Alabama Shakes head up the international nominees with Gaga up for the prestigious Best Act In The World Today.
The show will honour the best music of the last 12 months on Monday, October 22 in London.
Q editor Andrew Harrison said: “It’s been the most incredible year for British music, our bands and our anthems transformed the Olympics into the greatest music event on Earth. And amazing comeback shows from Blur and The Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our greatest musicians.
“All the nominees for this year’s Q Awards helped make 2012 an absolutely unforgettable year.”
The Q Awards 2012 nominations are as follows:
1. Q Best New Act
Lianne La Havas
2. Best Track
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Plan B - Ill Manors
Florence and The Machine - Shake It Out
Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump
Fun. - We Are Young
3. Best Album
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
The Black Keys - El Camino
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky’s Edge
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
4. Best Live Act
The Stone Roses
5. Best Video
The Killers - Runaways
Keane - Disconnected
Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
Nicki Minaj - Starships
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Everybody’s On The Run
6. Best Solo Artist
7. Best Act In The World Today
The Stone Roses