22/10/2012 09:08 BST | Updated 08/11/2012 19:08 GMT

Q Awards 2012: Stars Arrive On the Red Carpet For Gong Ceremony

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...

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

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

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

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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


The Cribs


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


Dizzee Rascal

Noel Gallagher

Emeli Sandé

Florence Welch

Best Act In The World Today



Lady Gaga


The Stone Roses