Another Day, Another Set Of British Award Nominations


The oft-empty portion of my heart that just wants to watch awards shows every hour of every day makes too many of my days meaningless and my nights lonely. If only I could relocate to England, where there’s an award programme for every man, woman and child. Today’s set of nominations are from the Q Awards, to be presented Oct. 6, and let’s just say the Fleet Foxes should invest in some nice suits for the occasion.

I don’t dislike Fleet Foxes as much as some people around here, but a nomination for Best Album? Really? Also, I spent some time trying to discern the difference between a “New Act” and a “Breakthrough Artist” but then my head started to hurt, and I wanted to take a nap.

Also, if I live to be a thousand years old, I don’t think I’ll be able to understand the British love of Kings of Leon. I’m just not able to piece it together.

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: 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: Coldplay Oasis Muse Metallica Kings Of Leon

Coldplay lead Q Awards nominations [Music Week]