The Q Awards 2012 is underway in Central London with the global cream of the music world all hoping for a shiny new gong.

Florence + the Machine's Florence Welch, Blur, The Stone Roses and Noel Gallagher all have two nominations each, while Lady GaGa, Adele and Nicki Minaj got one.

Legends Johnny Marr, Alice Cooper and the pocket pop princess, Kylie, have been rubbing shoulders on the red carpet with the likes of new talent Rizzle Kicks and Example.

Ex-Charlatans singer, Tim Burgess, is apparently feeling a little worse for wear...


Tim Burgess
What a day to have no voice! The doc has allowed me to do say 'about 1,000 words'. Eek! Just used one (Hello!) on Johnny Marr

..whilst Johnny Marr is looking forward to hanging out with his Wakefield chums..


Johnny Marr
Will be cool getting together with The Cribs at the Q Awards.

Comedian Richard Herring is a little star-struck...


Richard Herring
At the Q awards. Alice Cooper is on my table. Don't say "I am not worthy"

...and original Sugababe, Keisha Buchanan is making an appearance with her MKS bandmates...


Keisha Buchanan
On my way to the Q awards with my beautiful Band mates :-) Our first together since we we're sixteen years old! Haha

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs of Stooshe attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Matt Berry at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Geno Washington at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Karl Hyde and Rick Smith from Underworld with the innovation in sound award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dominic Howard, Dominic Howard and Matthew Bellamy with the The Best Act In The World Today award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Emeli Sande with the Best Solo Artist award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dominic Howard, Dominic Howard and Matthew Bellamy with the The Best Act In The World Today award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Emeli Sande with the Best Solo Artist award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dexys Midnight Runners with the Icon award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dionne Warwick with the Classic Song award at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Graham Coxon, Damon Albarn, Dave Rowntree and Alex James of Blur attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Kylie Minogue at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kylie Minogue attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kylie Minogue attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kylie Minogue attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Emeli Sande at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Lianne La Havas at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Kylie Minogue at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard from Muse at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Stooshe,(left to right) Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alex Buggs at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    The Maccabees at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard of Muse attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Emeli Sande attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Professor Green attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Emeli Sande attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Kevin Rowland (centre) from Dexys Midnight Runners at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dexys Midnight Runners at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Tom Chaplin and Tim Rice-Oxley from Keane at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    The Cribs at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Tim Burgess at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Bobby Womack attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alice Cooper attends the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alice Cooper and guest attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Karl Hyde and Rick Smith of Underworld attend the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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    Dionne Warwick at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Dionne Warwick at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Bobby Womack at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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    Alt-J at the 2012 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Among the nominees this year are...

Q Best New Act
Alabama Shakes
Alt J
Django Django
Lianne La Havas
Frank Ocean

Best Track
Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
Fun - We Are Young
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Plan B - Ill Manors
Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump

Best Album
The Black Keys - El Camino
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe

Best Live Act
Blur
The Cribs
Radiohead
Bruce Springsteen
The Stone Roses

Best Video
Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Everybody's On The Run
Keane - Disconnected
The Killers - Runaways
Nicki Minaj - Starships

Best Solo Artist
Adele
Dizzee Rascal
Noel Gallagher
Emeli Sandé
Florence Welch

Best Act In The World Today
Blur
Coldplay
Lady Gaga
Muse
The Stone Roses