BRIT Awards 2009 - follow all the action on NME.COM tonight

We'll be reporting live from Earls Court throughout the evening

The BRIT Awards 2009 take place tonight (February 18) at London's Earls Court - and we'll be bringing you all the news from the evening right here on NME.COM.

To find out first who's won, who's lost and who's been causing trouble backstage, check back from 8pm (GMT) tonight.

Coldplay, Duffy, The Killers, Paul Weller, MGMT, Radiohead and The Ting Tings are all hoping to win big at the ceremony, and we'll be on hand to report all the night's big news.

Performances at the ceremony are set to come from the likes of U2, Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, Girls Aloud and Duffy.

Meanwhile, Pet Shop Boys will receive the Lifetime Achievement award, while Florence And The Machine have been named Critic's Choice for this year's ceremony.

The awards are hosted by Kylie Minogue, along with former Shockwaves NME Awards hosts James Corden and Matthew Horne.

So check back from 8pm (GMT) tonight for all the biggest Brit Awards news on NME.COM.

Also, be sure to check out NME's minute-by-minute BRIT Awards live blog.

The full list of nominees for this year's Brit Awards is as follows:

MasterCard British Album
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'
Duffy - 'Rockferry'
Elbow - 'The Seldom Seen Kid'
Radiohead - 'In Rainbows'
The Ting Tings - 'We Started Nothing'

British Group
Girls Aloud
Take That

British Single
Adele - 'Chasing Pavements'
Alexandra Burke - 'Hallelujah'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome - 'Dance Wiv Me'
Duffy - 'Mercy'
Estelle ft Kanye West - 'American Boy'
Girls Aloud - 'The Promise'
Leona Lewis - 'Better in Time'
Scouting for Girls - 'Heartbeat'
'The X Factor' Finalists - 'Hero'

British Male Solo Artist
Ian Brown
James Morrison
Paul Weller
The Streets
Will Young

British Female Solo Artist
Beth Rowley

British Breakthrough Act
The Last Shadow Puppets
Scouting For Girls
The Ting Tings

British Live Act
Iron Maiden
Scouting For Girls
The Verve

International Album
AC/DC - 'Black Ice'
Fleet Foxes - 'Fleet Foxes'
The Killers - 'Day & Age'
Kings of Leon - 'Only By The Night'
MGMT - 'Oracular Spectacular'

International Group
Fleet Foxes
The Killers
Kings Of Leon

International Male Solo Artist
Neil Diamond
Kanye West
Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist
Gabriella Cilmi
Katy Perry

British Producer of the Year
Bernard Butler (already announced as winner)
Brian Eno
Steve Mac

Outstanding Contribution Award
Pet Shop Boys

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