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Oasis head up Q Award nominations
Oasis won the best new act category in 1994
Rock band Oasis are leading this year's Q Awards with five nominations.

The band are shortlisted for best live act, best album, best video and best act in the world today, along with best track for The Importance Of Being Idle.

Coldplay are competing for four awards, while James Blunt, U2, and Green Day have three nominations each.

The winners - voted for by Q readers, radio listeners and TV viewers - will be named on 10 October at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.


Oasis will be up against Coldplay, Green Day, U2 and Muse in the contest to be named best act in the world today and best live act.

In the best track category, The Importance of Being Idle will battle Coldplay's Fix You, James Blunt's You're Beautiful, U2's Vertigo, and Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall.

Coldplay will hope to repeat their successes in the best album category after winning with Parachutes in 2000 and A Rush Of Blood to the Head in 2002.

Other best album nominees include Oasis' Don't Believe the Truth, Back To Bedlam by James Blunt, Goldfrapp's Supernature and Employment by Leeds five-piece Kaiser Chiefs.

In the best new act category, Kaiser Chiefs will also be up against James Blunt, Jem, Hard-Fi, Magic Numbers and the Mercury-nominated MIA.

Gwen Stefani, Oasis, The White Stripes, Gorillaz and Green Day are all nominated for best video.

TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross will host the award ceremony.

Evening StandardMusic: Oasis Q up for top awards - 21 hrs ago
RTE Online Oasis head up Q Awards nominations - 26 hrs ago
Irish Examiner U2 and Oasis nominated as world's best act in Q Awards - 42 hrs ago
Mirror Top Albums - 19 Sep 2005
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