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Ivor Novello Awards dished out, just for fun

By | Published on Friday 20 May 2022

The Ivors

It was the good old Ivor Novello Awards in London yesterday. We all know that, obviously. But were there any winners? Did they go rogue and decide that no songwriters or songwriting were up to scratch this year and just declare “let’s just get pissed and say no more about it?”

No, they did not. They handed out a load of awards instead. Which is no fun at all. Except for the winners. I’m guessing it was fun for the winners. And here they are, proof – if proof were needed – that songwriters and songwriting were, in fact, up to scratch this year. Well done one and all!

Best Song Musically And Lyrically: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
written by Sam Fender
published by Kobalt Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song: Little Simz – I Love You, I Hate You
written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Little Simz
published by Universal Music Publishing

Most Performed Work: Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
written by Fred Again, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
published by Promised Land Music-Universal Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Ltd-Sony Music Publishing

Best Album: Laura Mvula – Pink Noise
written by Dann Hume and Laura Mvula
published by Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score: The World To Come
composed by Daniel Blumberg
published by Wise Music Group

Best Original Video Game Score: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
composed by Richard Jacques

Best Television Soundtrack: Landscapers
composed by Arthur Sharpe
published by BDi Music Ltd on behalf of Sister Pictures Ltd and SATV Publishing

Academy Fellowship: Peter Gabriel Outstanding
Song Collection: Paul Heaton
Icon Award: Robert Smith and Simon Gallup
Rising Star Award: Naomi Kimpenu
Songwriter Of The Year: Dave
Special International Award: Shakira
Visionary Award: Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde