Arctic Monkeys head up the Q Awards shortlist for this year, after being nominated in four different categories.

The group are shortlisted for Best Album for 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', Best Track for 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor', Best New Act and Best Live Act.

Muse have received nominations in three categories; Best Album for 'Black Holes and Revelations', Best Live Act and Best Act In The World Today.

In the running for Best New Act alongside Arctic Monkeys are Lily Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Kooks and Orson.

Nominated for Best Live Act, in competition with Arctic Monkeys and Muse, are Oasis, Razorlight and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The other nominees for Best Album are Kasabian's 'Empire', Keane's 'Under The Iron Sea' and Snow Patrol's 'Eyes Open'.

Also in the running for Best Track are 'Chasing Cars' by Snow Patrol, 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley, 'I Don’t Feel Like Dancin' by Scissor Sisters and 'Never Be Lonely' by The Feeling.

The nominees for Best Act In The World Today are Muse, Coldplay, Oasis, U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The shortlist for Best Video includes 'When We Were Young' by The Killers, 'I Don’t Feel Like Dancin' by Scissor Sisters, 'Empire' by Kasabian, 'Smiley Faces' by Gnarls Barkley and 'Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?' by The Zutons.

The winners of the awards will be announced on 30 October. Television star John Ross will present the ceremony.