The 56th Ivor Novello Awards nominations

UK rapper and singer Plan B and rock band Everything, Everything (pictured) lead the nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers revealed this morning. Both are up for two awards each – Plan B is nominated in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work section for She Said and is pitted against Everything Everything in the Album Award category. Everything Everything are also nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically with MY KZ, UR BF.

The Ivors are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers (BASCA) in association with PRS for Music. The lunchtime award ceremony will take place on Thursday 19 May 2011 at Grosvenor House in London.

The Ivors are presented annually to celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. The awards are presented and judged by the songwriting and composing community and are considered amongst the most important awards for music creators. Nominations for the 56th Ivor Novello Awards are for the year 2010. You can read the full list of nominees below.

Ivor Novello Award Nominations for the year 2010

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Song: Becoming a Jackal
Songwriter: Conor O’Brien
Performed by: Villagers
UK Publisher: Domino Publishing Company

Song: MY KZ, UR BF
Songwriters: Jonathan Higgs / Jeremy Pritchard / Alexander Robertshaw / Michael Spearman
Performed by: Everything Everything
UK Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

Song: Spanish Sahara
Songwriters: Jack Bevan / Edwin Congreave / Walter Gervers / Yannis Philippakis / James Smith
Performed by: Foals
UK Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song
Song: Islands
Songwriters: Romy Madley Croft / Baria Qureshi / Oliver Sim / James Smith
Performed by: The XX
UK Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

Song: Katy on a Mission
Songwriters: Benga / Katy B / Geeneus
Performed by: Katy B
UK Publisher: EMI Music Publishing

Song: Pass Out
Songwriters: Timothy McKenzie / Patrick Okogwu / Marc Williams
Performed by: Tinie Tempah
UK Publisher: EMI Music Publishing / Stellar Songs Ltd

Album Award
Album: Flaws
Songwriter: Jack Steadman
Performed by: Bombay Bicycle Club
UK Publisher: Imagem Music

Album: Man Alive
Songwriters: Jonathan Higgs / Jeremy Pritchard / Alexander Robertshaw / Michael Spearman
Performed by: Everything Everything
UK Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

Album: The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Songwriter: Benjamin Drew
Performed by: Plan B
UK Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Song: All the Lovers
Songwriters: Jim Eliot / Mima Stilwell
Performed by: Kylie Minogue
UK Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Song: She Said
Songwriters: Eric Appapoulay / Richard Cassell / Benjamin Drew / Tom Wright-Goss
Performed by: Plan B
UK Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing

Song: This Ain’t A Love Song
Songwriter: Roy Stride
Performed by: Scouting for Girls
UK Publisher: EMI Music Publishing

Best Television Soundtrack
Broadcast: Agatha Christie’s Marple, Series V
Composer: Dominik Scherrer
UK Publisher: EMI Music Publishing

Broadcast: Any Human Heart
Composer: Dan Jones
UK Publishers: Faber Music Ltd / Universal Music Publishing

Broadcast: Going Postal
Composer: John Lunn
UK Publisher: SATV Publishing/Bucks Music Group

Best Original Film Score
Film: How To Train Your Dragon
Composer: John Powell
UK Publisher: BMG Chrysalis

Film: Monsters
Composer: Jon Hopkins
UK Publishers: Domino Publishing Company / Vertigo Music Publishing Ltd/Notting Hill Music

Film: Unstoppable
Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams
UK Publisher: EMI Music Publishing

Best Original Video Game Score
Game: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Composer: Nitin Sawhney
Developer Ninja Theory
UK Publisher: Namco Bandai Games SAS

Game: James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Composer: Richard Jacques
Developer: Bizarre Creations
UK Publisher: Activision

Game: Napoleon: Total War
Composers: Richard Beddow / Richard Birdsall / Ian Livingstone
Developer: The Creative Assembly
UK Publisher: SEGA

The Ivors also honour individuals with awards recognising their contribution to British music.These awards are in the gift of BASCA, approved by The Ivors Committee.
The following `Gift of the Academy’ Awards will be presented on the day:
International Achievement
Outstanding Song Collection
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
PRS for Music Special International Award
Songwriter(s) of the Year
The Ivors Classical Music Award
The Ivors Inspiration Award