Lily Allen broke down in tears as her song "The Fear" scooped three prizes at the Ivor Novello Awards yesterday.
The song, with its lyrics alluding to celebrity and consumerism, won both the most-performed work award and the award for best song, musically and lyrically. Allen was also named songwriter of the year, alongside Greg Kurstin, with whom she has collaborated.
She said: "This song is so much about feeling so lost, it has made me feel quite found."
Paolo Nutini's Sunny Side Up was best album, and Bat For Lashes' "Daniel" won best contemporary song.
FULL LIST OF IVOR NOVELLO WINNERS
Here is the full list of winners of the 55th Ivor Novello Awards:
* PRS for music most performed work - The Fear, Lily Allen;
* Best television soundtrack - Desperate Romantics (composer Daniel Pemberton);
* Best contemporary song - Daniel, Bat For Lashes;
* The Ivors inspiration award - Johnny Marr;
* Best original video game score - Killzone 2 (composer Joris de Man);
* The Ivors classical music award - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies;
* Best song musically and lyrically - The Fear, Lily Allen;
* Album award - Sunny Side Up, Paolo Nutini;
* International achievement - Imogen Heap;
* Best original film score - Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (composer John Powell);
* PRS For Music outstanding contribution to British music - Trevor Horn;
* Special international award - Neil Sedaka;
* Songwriters of the year - Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin;
* Lifetime achievement - Paul Weller;
* Academy fellowship - Sir Tim Rice.