Chart-topping Sheffield band The Arctic Monkeys are leading the shortlist for this year's Q Awards, with a total of four nominations.
The Arctic Monkeys have enjoyed critical and commercial success
The Mercury Prize winners are in the running for Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Track and Best New Act, which sees them up against Lily Allen.
Muse are next in line with three nominations, including Best Album for Black Holes and Revelations.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 30 October.
Muse's Best Album rivals include Kasabian (Empire), Keane (Under the Iron Sea) Razorlight for their self-titled album, and Snow Patrol (Eyes Open) as well as the Arctic Monkeys.
Best Act in the World Today nominees are Muse, Coldplay - who scooped the title last year - Oasis, U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Oasis, Razorlight, Muse, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the Arctic Monkeys are up for Best Live Act.
At last year's awards, Yoko Ono attacked Paul McCartney's talents as a songwriter and in 2004 Sir Elton John launched a four-letter tirade against Madonna, accusing her of miming during her live performances.