Brit Awards 2015 nominations list in full: Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran favourites to win big

Smith is nominated for five awards at the annual music awards event

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are set to go head-to-head at this year's Brit Awards, with the latter leading the way on five nominations.

Newcomer FKA Twigs is favourite to win British Female Solo after releasing an acclaimed debut album, while James Bay has already been announced as the winner of the Critics' Choice Award.

Elsewhere, Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno cried "conspiracy" at the annual music event after his band were snubbed from the nominations list.

"They're trying to shut rock and roll out of it [the Brits]," he told The Independent. "Kasabian couldn't have done any more last year. It's bulls***t really. "

Here is the list of nominees in full:

British Male Solo

Damon Albarn

Ed Sheeran

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

British Female Solo

Ella Henderson

FKA twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

Paloma Faith

 

British Group

alt-J

Clean Bandit

Coldplay

One Direction

Royal Blood

British Breakthrough Act

Chvrches

FKA twigs

George Ezra

Royal Blood

Sam Smith

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British Female Solo nominee FKA Twigs

British Producer

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory

Flood

Jake Gosling

Paul Epworth

British Single

Calvin Harris - "Summer"

Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne - "Rather Be"

Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - "I Got U"

Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

Ella Henderson - "Ghost"

George Ezra - "Budapest"

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"

Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - "My Love"

Sam Smith - "Stay with Me"

Sigma - "Nobody to Love"

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Ed Sheeran is nominated for four Brit Awards

British Video

Calvin Harris - "Summer"

Charli XCX - "Boom Clap"

Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - "I Got U"

Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"

One Direction - "You and I"

Rita Ora - "I Will Never Let You Down"

Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - "My Love"

Sam Smith - "Stay with Me"

Sigma - "Nobody to Love"

British Album of the Year

alt-J - This Is All Yours

Ed Sheeran - X

George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage

Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

International Male Solo

Beck

Hozier

Jack White

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Williams is nominated for International Male Solo

International Female Solo

Beyonce

Lana Del Rey

Sia

St Vincent

Taylor Swift

International Group

5 Seconds of Summer

The Black Keys

First Aid Kit

Foo Fighters

The War on Drugs

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