Q Behind Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are the best act in the world today, according to readers of the monthly Q magazine.

The Sheffield rockers were also nominated for best album and best live act, but were beaten by Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black and Muse respectively.

The October 10 gathering at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel heard that Tony Wilson, the Manchester music guru who discovered Joy Division and Happy Mondays, has been posthumously recognized as a "Q Hero."

Wilson, whose unconventional career was told in Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 film "24 Hour Party People," died from a heart attack August 10.

His children Oliver and Isobel were at the ceremony to receive the accolade.

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney received the "Q Icon" award, while Blur and Gorillaz mainstay Damon Albarn won the "Q Inspiration" award.

Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown claimed the "Q Legend" award and singer/songwriter Billy Bragg grabbed the "Classic Songwriter" award.

Other winners included Kaiser Chiefs for best video, Manic Street Preachers for best track and Kate Nash for best breakthrough artist.

The "Q Idol" award went to Kylie Minogue, a little over a month before she’s due to release X, the first album she’s released since her battle with breast cancer.

She’s also due to get a Music Industry Trusts Award on October 29, the first female to ever receive one of the much-coveted gongs.