The nominees for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards have been announced, with The 1975, Ghetts, Jorja Smith and Arctic Monkeys among the nominees for the top awards.
“The works nominated for The Ivors 2019 are brilliantly diverse, and we’re delighted to see so many first-time nominees recognised”, says Ivors Academy Chair Crispin Hunt. “As the only peer-nominated music award in the country, they are a fantastic reflection of the exciting emerging talent of British and Irish music creators today”.
The winners will be announced at Grosvenor House in London on 23 May. Here are all the nominees.
Best Song Musically And Lyrically: Arctic Monkeys – Four Out Of Five (Alex Turner), Ben Howard – Nica Libres At Duck (Ben Howard), Hozier – Nina Cried Power (Hozier)
Best Contemporary Song: Ghetts – Black Rose (Ghetts, Kojey Radical, Daniel Miles, JoJo Mukeza, Jaime Naldo Menezes), Jorja Smith – Blue Lights (Guy Bonnet, Dizzee Rascal, Roland Romanelli, Jorja Smith), The 1975 – Love It If We Made It (George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy, Ross MacDonald)
PRS For Music Most Performed Work: Jax Jones – Breathe (Jax Jones, Ina Wroldsen), George Ezra – Shotgun (George Ezra Barnett, Fred, Joel Pott), Rudimental – These Days (Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan, Jamie Scott)
Best Album: Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar (Kayus Bankole, Graham Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi), Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears (Jenny Hollingworth, Rosa Walton), Idles – Joy As An Act of Resistance (Jonathan Beavis, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, Lee Kiernan, Joseph Talbot)
Best Original Film Score: American Animals (Anne Nikitin), Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Daniel Pemberton)
Best Television Soundtrack: Flowers Series 2 (Arthur Sharpes), Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (Clint Mansell), Requiem (Natasha Khan, Dominik Scherrer)
Best Original Video Game Score: Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (Michael Georgiades, Joe Henson, Alexis Smith), QUBE 2 (David Housden), Sea Of Thieves (Robin Beanland)