Another Day, Another Set Of British Award Nominations

qmagazinelogo.jpgThe 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]

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  • Anonymous

    How did Kings Of Leon get a nod for “Best Live Act”?

    Isn’t that Keane song brand new (as in on an album that’s not officially released until Oct)? If so, how did that qualify for this?

  • bcapirigi

    i think the breakthrough artist is for a solo person and the best new act is for a band. although why they had to title the awards that way is beyond me.

    also, does anyone anywhere think oasis are the best act in the world today?

  • Michaelangelo Matos

    UK love for KoL and FFs are both pretty easy to trace: “Americana” exerts a powerful pull for a lot of British writers, and the longer the beards the better. (Also, re: FFs, the Brits are perennial suckers for anything with heavy traces of Pet Sounds.)

  • Michaelangelo Matos

    (I really shouldn’t have put Americana in quotes; I didn’t intend to mock the designation, just poke a little fun at the way Brits exoticize it, just as we Yanks deserve our pokes for doing the same with them and every other goddamn thing.)

  • mhulot

    Wait, Kings of Leon as “best act in the world today”? What?!?

  • Nunya B

    Well, at least that Goldfrapp video is legitimately incredibly entertaining.

  • cheesebubble

    Like most award nominations, these are somewhat perplexing. But I will defend Fleet Foxes (Maura is anti-FF? For shame!). As for Michaelangelo Matos‘s comment, I’ll add that this canuck is a perennial sucker for anything with heavy traces of Pet Sounds too.

  • Michaelangelo Matos

    @cheesebubble: Maura is not alone.