2018 Ivors nominees revealed

Stormzy

Ed Sheeran, Everything Everything and Stormzy (above) are among the talent to receive two nominations apiece for the 2018 Ivor Novello Awards.

Sheeran has been nominated twice in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category for his hits Shape of You and Castle on the Hill.

Manchester four-piece Everything Everything are shortlisted in both the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category and Album Award category for Can’t Do and A Fever Dream respectively.

London MC Stormzy is also up for two gongs in the Best Contemporary Song category for Don’t Cry For Me and the Album Award category for his number one debut LP Gang Signs & Prayer.

Alongside Everything Everything, he is joined in the Album Award category by Ivor Novello Award first-timer This Is The Kit, whose Moonshine Freeze LP also received a nod.

Newcomer Dave is also in the running this time around, with a placing in the Best Contemporary Song category for Question Time, co-written by Fraser T Smith.

Fast-rising Nottingham pop behemoth Rag N Bone Man also receives his first ever nomination for Human, in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category.

Elsewhere, previous BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award-winning screen composer Dan Jones has two more Ivor nominations this year in the Best Television Soundtrack shortlist, for SS-GB and The Miniaturist.

Songwriter and composer Mica Levi, also of Micachu and the Shapes, has received a nod in the Best Original Film Score category for her soundtrack to Jackie, alongside Dario Marianelli (for Paddington 2) and Benjamin Wallfisch (for IT).

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 31 May, hosted by Paul Gambaccini and the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).

BASCA will also present the following awards: the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement, the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection, PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music, PRS for Music Special International Award, the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year, The Ivors Classical Music Award and The Ivors Inspiration Award.

The Ivors are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.

Full list of 2018 nominees:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

Can’t Do
Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman
Performed by Everything Everything
Published in the UK by Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG

Magnificent (She Says)
Written by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner
Performed by Elbow
Published in the UK by Salvation Music Ltd – Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd

(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
Written by Sampha
Performed by Sampha
Published in the UK by Beggars Music – Young Turks Music

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

Cola
Written by Michael di Scala, Alexander Kotz AKA Elderbrook and Dave Whelan
Performed by CamelPhat and Elderbrook
Published in the UK by Defected Music Ltd and Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG

Don’t Cry For Me
Written by Michael ‘Stormzy’ Omari, Varren Wade and Wizzy Wow
Performed by Stormzy ft. Raleigh Ritchie
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd, Bucks Music Group and Wardlaw Music

Question Time
Written by Dave and Fraser T Smith
Performed by Dave
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd and Kobalt Music Publishing

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

Castle on the Hill
Written by Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran
Performed by Ed Sheeran
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Limited – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

Human
Written by Jamie Hartman and Rag ?n? Bone Man
Performed by Rag ?n? Bone Man
Published in the UK by Reservoir Reverb Music and Warner/Chappell Music Ltd

Shape of You
Written by Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
Performed by Ed Sheeran
Published in the UK by Rokstone Music – Universal Music Publishing, Spirit B-Unique – Polar Patrol and Ed Sheeran Limited – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

ALBUM AWARD

A Fever Dream
Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman
Performed by Everything Everything
Published in the UK by Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG

Gang Signs & Prayer
Written by Michael ‘Stormzy’ Omari
Performed by Stormzy
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd

Moonshine Freeze
Written by Kate Stables
Performed by This is the Kit
Published in the UK by Beggars Music – 4AD Songs

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

IT
Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Jackie
Composed by Mica Levi
Published in the UK by Beggars Music

Paddington 2
Composed by Dario Marianelli
Published in the UK by Studiocanal

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

Babs
Composed by Rob Lane
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing

SS-GB
Composed by Dan Jones
Published in the UK by Faber Music and Universal Music Publishing

The Miniaturist
Composed by Dan Jones
Published in the UK by Faber Music

BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Composed by David Garcia Diaz and Andy LaPlegua

Horizon Zero Dawn
Composed by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Composed by Igor Haefeli and Elena Tonra
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing