Nominations For The 2019 Ivor Novello Awards Announced

The 2019 Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced with popular acts The 1975, Jorja Smith & George Ezra all being recognised for their work over the past 12 months.

The 1975 and Smith are both up for ‘Best Contemporary Song’, whilst Ezra sees his hit single ‘Shotgun’ nominated in the ‘PRS For Music Most Performed Work’ category.

Following wins at last years ceremony by both Stormzy and Dave, and with Skepta named as songwriter of the year in 2017, Grime and U.K. Hip-Hop artists are once again being recognised with Ghetts and Dizze Rascal both acknowledged for their songwriting talents.

Praising this year’s nominees, The Ivors Academy chair Crispin Hunt said in a statement: “The works nominated for The Ivors 2019 are brilliantly diverse, and we’re delighted to see so many first-time nominees recognised.

The Ivor Novello Awards recognise achievement in songwriting and, while they maybe lesser known to the public than the Brit Awards or Mercury Prize, they are highly respected and coveted by musicians.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2019 Ivor Novello Awards below:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY & LYRICALLY

‘Four Out Of Five’ Arctic Monkeys
‘Nica Libres At Dusk’ Ben Howard
‘Nina Cried Power’ Hozier

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

‘Black Rose’ Ghetts featuring Kojey Radical
‘Blue Lights’ Jorja Smith
‘Love It If We Made It’ The 1975

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

‘Breathe’ Jax Jones featuring Ina Wroldsen
‘Shotgun’ George Ezra
‘These Days’ Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen

BEST ALBUM

‘Cocoa Sugar’ Young Fathers
‘I’m All Ears’ Let’s Eat Grandma
‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ Idles

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 Sharpe
‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ Clint Mansell
‘Requiem’ Natasha Khan & Dominik Scherrer

BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Joe Henson & Alexis Smith (The Flight) & Michael Georgiades
‘Q.U.B.E. 2’ David Housden
‘Sea Of Thieves’ Robin Beanland


The 2019 Ivor Novello winners will be announced on May 23rd at Grosvenor House in London.

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Written by Philip Logan

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