Ivor Novello Awards 2011 – The Nominees

By on Friday, 22nd April 2011 at 11:00 am

The nominees for the 2011 Ivor Novello Awards for 2011 were announced this week, and we’re pleased to see some of TGTF’s favourite acts being up for the esteemed gongs. The awards are described on the official Web site as “internationally respected for honouring excellence in British music writing” – definitely something we can get behind.

In the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category, the title track of Conor J. O’Brien/Villagers‘ debut album, ‘Becoming a Jackal’, will be battling Manchester-based (and pictured above) Everything Everything‘s ‘MY KZ, UR BF’ and Foals‘ ‘Spanish Sahara’ (the winning track in 6music’s Top 40 Songs of 2010 at the end of last year. The 2010 Mercury Prize-winning xx has been nominated for Best Contemporary Song, as has Katy B‘s ‘Katy on a Mission’ and Tinie Tempah‘s ‘Pass Out’.

For the Album Award, Everything Everything is nominated again for their groundbreaking album ‘Man Alive’, as are Bombay Bicycle Club‘s acoustic album ‘Flaws’ and Plan B‘s ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’. Plan B is also nominated in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work for his song ‘She Said’; Ben Drew is left to fight it out for this gong with Kylie Minogue’s ‘All the Lovers’ and ‘This Ain’t a Love Song’ by Scouting for Girls. A notable nomination in a category that isn’t really our specialty here at TGTF (Best Original Film Score) is Jon Hopkins‘ nod for his work on the sci-fi flick Monsters.

We here at TGTF wish good luck to all the nominees. The winners of this year’s Ivor Novello Awards will be announced on Thursday 19 May at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Want to read the full list of nominees? They’re under the cut.

The 56th Ivor Novello Awards – The Nominees

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
‘Becoming a Jackal’, performed by Villagers
‘MY KZ, UR BF’, performed by Everything Everything
‘Spanish Sahara’, performed by Foals

Best Contemporary Song
‘Islands’, performed by the xx
‘Katy on a Mission’, performed by Katy B
‘Pass Out’, performed by Tinie Tempah

Album Award
‘Flaws’, Bombay Bicycle Club
‘Man Alive’, Everything Everything
‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’, Plan B

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
‘All the Lovers’, performed by Kylie Minogue
‘She Said’, performed by Plan B
This Ain’t A Love Song, performed by Scouting for Girls

Best Television Soundtrack
Agatha Christie’s Marple, Series V (Composer: Dominik Scherrer)
Any Human Heart (Composer: Dan Jones)
Going Postal (Composer: John Lunn)

Best Original Film Score
How To Train Your Dragon (Composer: John Powell)
Monsters (Composer: Jon Hopkins)
Unstoppable (Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams)

Best Original Video Game Score
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Composer: Nitin Sawhney)
James Bond 007: Blood Stone (Composer: Richard Jacques)
Napoleon: Total War (Composers: Richard Beddow, Richard Birdsall and Ian Livingstone)

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