The Maccabees, Jake Bugg and Alt-J on Ivor Novello Awards shortlist

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Jake Bugg (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

The 58th anual Ivor Novello Awards which celebrates songwriting ability announced its 2013 nominees shortlist today. The annual awards are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Thursday, May 16. Jake Bugg’sTwo Fingers‘ is up against ‘Laura‘ by Bat For Lashes and Emeli Sande’sNext To Me‘ in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category. Alt-J, Plan B and The Maccabees will go head to head in the Best Contemporary Song category while Plan B is also nominated for Best Original Film Score category for his film Ill Manors.

Up for the Album Award are Alt-J who are nominated for the Mercury-winning ‘An Awesome Wave‘, alongside Lianne La Havas‘ ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’ and Ben Howard’sEvery Kingdom‘.


The nominations for the 58th Ivor Novello Awards are:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Laura – Bat For Lashes

Next To Me – Emeli Sande

Two Fingers – Jake Bugg

Best Contemporary Song

Fitzpleasure – Alt-J

Ill Manors – Plan B

Pelican – The Maccabees

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs

Next To Me – Emeli Sande

Paradise – Coldplay

Album Award

An Awesome Wave – Alt-J

Every Kingdom – Ben Howard

Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas

Best Original Film Score

Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – John Powell

Ill Manors – Plan B

Best Television Soundtrack

Lucian Freud: Painted Life – John Harle

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood – John Lunn

Upstairs Downstairs Series 2 – Carl Davis

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