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Emeli Sande in line for more awards with two Ivor Novello nominations


Emeli Sande's success looks set to continue after she was nominated for two prestigious songwriting awards.

The singer, who enjoyed a series of high-profile appearances during the Olympics ceremonies last year, could pick up a pair of Ivor Novello awards.

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Her track, "Next To Me", is in the running to be named best song musically and lyrically after it was shortlisted along with "Laura" by Bat For Lashes and Jake Bugg's "Two Fingers".

The same song is also shortlisted for most performed work along with Olly Murs' "Dance With Me Tonight" and "Paradise" by Coldplay.

The annual awards - in their 58th year - are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

They will be handed out at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Thursday 16 May.

Mercury Prize winners Alt-J are also recognised, with Fitzpleasure up for best contemporary song along with Plan B's Ill Manors and Pelican by the Maccabees.

An Awesome Wave, the album that won the Mercury Prize for Alt-J, is shortlisted with Ben Howard's Every Kingdom and Lianne La Havas' Is Your Love Big Enough? for the album award.

Other awards given out on the day include best original film score, songwriter of the year and international achievement.

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