With three nods each, rock acts Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse and the Killers are the frontrunners for the annual Q Awards, to be held Oct. 8 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

Arctic Monkeys are up for best live act, and their sophomore set "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (Domino) is nominated for best album. The Sheffield-raised, London-based band will also do battle in the category for best act in the world today, a trophy collected last year by U2.

Kaiser Chiefs' hit sophomore album, "Yours Truly, Angry Mob" (B Unique/Polydor) is up for best album, while the single "Ruby" is up for best track and best video.

Muse is named in the best act in the world today and best live act categories, and its song "Knights Of Cydonia" (Helium 3/Warner Bros.) up for best track.

The Killers have chances in the categories for best act in the world today and best live act, and the Las Vegas rockers' "Bones" (Vertigo) is up for best video.

Nominations were unveiled tonight (Sept. 12) at an Indigo2 club launch party at the O2 Arena, which featured performances by nominees Hard-Fi, Manic Street Preachers, Athlete, Kate Nash and Cherry Ghost.

Readers of Q magazine and its associated Web and TV properties can vote online and via text messaging.