Coldplay 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, Muse, Metallica and Kings of Leon.
Coldplay 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.
You can read the the full list of nominees for the Q Awards with Russian Standard Vodka here.
12:03 PM | 16/09/2008
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