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

Coldplay

Elbow

Girls Aloud

Radiohead

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

Adele

Beth Rowley

Duffy

Estelle

M.I.A.

British Breakthrough Act

Adele

Duffy

The Last Shadow Puppets

Scouting For Girls

The Ting Tings

British Live Act

Coldplay

Elbow

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

AC/DC

Fleet Foxes

The Killers

Kings Of Leon

MGMT

International Male Solo Artist

Beck

Neil Diamond

Jay-Z

Kanye West

Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist

Beyonce

Gabriella Cilmi

Katy Perry

Pink

Santogold

British Producer of the Year

Bernard Butler (already announced as winner)

Brian Eno

Steve Mac

Outstanding Contribution Award

Pet Shop Boys