Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Jack White score Brit Awards nominations

Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware, Frank Ocean, Fun., The Killers and Bruce Springsteen are also up for gongs

Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Jack White score Brit Awards nominations

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Alt-J , Mumford and Sons and Muse are among the acts nominated for this year's Brit Awards.

The nominations were announced at an event in London earlier this evening (January 10), during which Tom Odell received his Critics' Choice prize.

Alt-J scored three nominations, including nods for Best British Group, Best British Album and British Breakthrough.

Mumford and Sons were also tipped in the Best British Group category, as well as in the Best Live Act category and Best British Album category for their second LP, 'Babel'.

Muse scored nominations for Best British Group and Best Live Act.

Amy Winehouse received a posthumous nomination for Best British Female, up against Paloma Faith, Jessie Ware, Bat For Lashes and Emeli Sande.

Meanwhile, Richard Hawley, Plan B, Calvin Harris, Ben Howard and Olly Murs will face off in the Best British Male category.

Other notable nominations include Jake Bugg and Jessie Ware for British Breakthrough and The Black Keys and The Killers for Best International Group.

Frank Ocean is up against Jack White and Bruce Springsteen for Best International Male, whilst Cat Power and Lana Del Rey are being tipped for Best International Female.

Despite only playing a handful of shows in 2012, The Rolling Stones are up for Best Live Act.

The Brit Awards take place on February 20 at London's O2 Arena. Muse, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford and Sons and Ben Howard will be performing at the event.

The full Brit Awards nominations are:

Best British Group:
Mumford and Sons
Alt-J
The xx
Muse
One Direction

Best British Album:
Emeli Sande 'Our Version of Events'
Plan B 'Ill Manors'
Alt-J 'An Awesome Wave'
Paloma Faith 'Fall To Grace'
Mumford and Sons 'Babel'

Best British Female:
Amy Winehouse
Paloma Faith
Bat For Lashes
Jessie Ware
Emeli Sande

British British Male:
Calvin Harris
Plan B
Richard Hawley
Ben Howard
Olly Murs

British Breakthrough:
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Alt-J
Ben Howard
Rita Ora

Best Live Act:
Mumford and Sons
Coldplay
Muse
The Vaccines
The Rolling Stones

Best International Group:
The Black Keys
The Script
Alabama Shakes
Fun.
The Killers

Best International Male:
Jack White
Gotye
Michael Buble
Frank Ocean
Bruce Springsteen

Best International Female:
Rihanna,
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift


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