Another Day, Another Set Of British Award Nominations

By: Dan Gibson / September 2, 2008

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]