Lily Allen and Dizzee Rascal are this year’s big nominees at the Ivor Novellos. Both are nominated in two categories for the songwriting awards. La Roux, Bat For Lashes, Paolo Nutini, and The Duckworth Lewis Method, aka Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh, also get nods.
This year also sees the introduction of the Best Original Video Game Score category, about which awards committee member Mark Fishlock says: “The Ivors has always sought to reflect the ever-changing world of songwriting and composing. The video games market has matured beyond recognition and big budget orchestral scores are regularly being commissioned. Writing music for games also requires a number of specialist skills compared with conventional film scoring, such as non-linear and multi-layered composition”.
The awards will be handed out on 20 May at Grosvenor House in London. Here are the noms in full:
Best Contemporary Song: Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers (Dizzee Rascal, Armand Van Helden), Bat For Lashes – Daniel (Natasha Khan), La Roux – In For The Kill (Elly Jackson, Ben Langmaid)
Best Song Musically And Lyrically: The Leisure Society – Save It For Someone Who Cares (Nick Hemming), Lily Allen – The Fear (Lily Allen, Greg Kurstin), Patch William – The Last Bus (Ed Adlard, Will Adlard, Ali Digby, George Eddy)
Best Television Soundtrack: Desperate Romantics (Daniel Pemberton), Life (George Fenton), Red Riding 1974 (Adrian Johnston)
Album Award: The Duckworth Lewis Method – The Duckworth Lewis Method (Neil Hannon, Thomas Walsh), Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up (Paolo Nutini), Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N Cheek (Dizzee Rascal, Nick Denton)
PRS For Music Most Performed Work: James Morrison feat Nelly Furtado – Broken Strings (James Morrison, Fraser T Smith, Nina Woodford), Lily Allen – The Fear (Lily Allen, Greg Kurstin), Girls Aloud – The Promise (Nick Coler, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Kieran Jones, Tim Powell, Jason Resch, Carla Williams)
Best Original Film Score: Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (John Powell), Skin (Helene Muddiman), The Young Victoria (Ilan Eshkeri)
Best Original Video Game Score: Empire: Total War (Richard Beddow, Richard Birdsall, Walter Mair, Lorenzo Piggici, Simon Ravn), Killzone 2 (Joris de Man), Savage Moon: Waldgeist (Armin Elsaesser)