Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit and Hozier have triumphed at this year's Ivor Novello Awards, held at London's Grosvenor House this afternoon to honour achievements in songwriting and composing.
Irish musician Hozier's "Take Me To Church" won him Best Song, 24-year-old Sheeran won Songwriter of the Year, and electro-quartet Clean Bandit picked up two awards for "Rather Be" - Best Contemporary Song and Most Performed Work.
Bombay Bicycle Club took home an Ivor Novello for their album So Long, See You Tomorrow, while Black Sabbath, Boy George and Annie Lennox won lifetime achievement awards.
Winners list in full:
Most Performed Work - "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Best TV soundtrack - The Honourable Woman by Natalie Holt and Martin Phipps
Outstanding Song Collection - Albert Hammond
Classical Music Award - Judith Weir
Album Award - So Long, See You Tomorrow by Bombay Bicycle Club, written by Jack Steadman
Best Song Musically and Lyrically - "Take Me To Church" by Hozier, written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Outstanding Contribution to British Music - Boy George
Best Original Film Score - '71 by David Holmes
Songwriter of the Year - Ed Sheeran
Inspiration Award - Manic Street Preachers
Best Contemporary Song - "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Special Anniversary Award - Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Lifetime Achievement - Black Sabbath
PRS for Music Special International Award - Paul Williams
BASCA Fellowship - Annie LennoxReuse content