Ivor Novello Awards 2016 nominations: Ed Sheeran, Skepta and Jamie XX lead

Wolf Alice, Jesse Glynne and James Bay are also up for awards

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Almost two years since its release, Ed Sheeran’s “Bloodstream” is still picking up award nominations. At the 2016 Ivor Novello Awards, the song is up for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, running against Wolf Alice’s “Bros” and “Wasn’t Expecting That” by Jamie Lawson.

Meanwhile, the Best Contemporary Song is dominated by Grime, with Skepta’s “Shutdown” the frontrunner. Roots Manuva’s “Cargo” and Snakeship’s “All My Friends” are also nominated.

Nominated for Music Most Performed Work is “Hold Back The River” by James Bay, “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glyne and “King” by Years & Years.

The Album Award will see Jamie XX, Gaz Coombes and Villagers battle it out with In Colour, Matador and Darling Arithmetic, respectively. 

Ex Machine, Pan and The Duke of Burgundy are up for Best Original Film Score, while And Then There Were None, From Darkness and London Spy are nominated for Best Television Soundtrack.

The awards, which take place on the 19 May, will also see International Achievement, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection, Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music, Music Special International Award, The Ivors Classical Music Award and The Ivors Inspiration Award awarded. Songwriter og the Year for 2015 will also be handed out.

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Bloodstream

Written by Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Amir Izadkhah, Gary Lightbody, Johnny McDaid, Leon Rolle and Ed Sheeran

Performed by Ed Sheeran and Rudimental

Published in the UK by Ed Sheeran Limited - Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and  Polar Patrol Publishing

Bros

Written by Ellen Rowsell

Performed by Wolf Alice

Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

Wasn’t Expecting That

Written & Performed by Jamie Lawson

Published in the UK by Imagem Music

Best Contemporary Song

All My Friends

Written by James Carter, Oliver Lee, Cass Lowe and Chance The Rapper

Performed by Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper

Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Cargo

Written by FRED and Roots Manuva

Performed by Roots Manuva

Published in the UK by Promised Land Music - Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Just Isn’t Music Ltd

Shutdown

Written by Ragz Originale and Skepta

Performed by Skepta

Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Hold Back The River

Written by Iain Archer and James Bay

Performed by James Bay

Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Spirit B-Unique Music

Hold My Hand

Written by Janée ‘Jin Jin’ Bennett, Jess Glynne and Jack Patterson

Performed by Jess Glynne

Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing, BMG UK – Black Butter Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

King

Written by Michael Goldsworthy, Mark Ralph, Oliver Thornton and Emre Turkmen

Performed by Years & Years

Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Album Award

Darling Arithmetic

Written by Conor O’Brien

Performed by Villagers

Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company

In Colour

Written & Performed by Jamie xx

Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Matador

Written & Performed by Gaz Coombes

Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score

Ex_Machina

Composed by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury

Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing 

Pan

Composed by John Powell

Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

The Duke of Burgundy

Composed by Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira

Published in the UK by BMG UK and Universal Music Publishing

Best Television Soundtrack

And Then There Were None

Composed by Stuart Earl

Published in the UK by Imagem FTV

From Darkness

Composed by Edmund Butt

Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing

London Spy

Composed by Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes

Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing 

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