Ivor Novello Awards 2014: Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar And Emeli Sandé Receive Nominations

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The nominees for the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards have been announced, revealing that Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar and Emeli Sandé are all in the running to scoop a prize.

The awards celebrate British and Irish song-writing and categories include Best Contemporary Song, Best Television Soundtrack and the highly-coveted Album Award.

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Arctic Monkeys have received a nod for their album 'AM'

Arctic Monkey’s chart-topping record ‘AM’ has scooped them a nomination in the Album Award category, where they are up against Laura Mvula for her latest release ‘Sing To The Moon’ and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ release ‘Push The Sky Away’.

Newcomers Palma Violets, London Grammar and John Newman will battle it out for the Best Song Musically and Lyrically accolade while the Best Contemporary Song prize will be contested for by Disclosure, Sam Smith and Mercury Prize winner James Blake.

The Ivor Novello Awards are judged by a panel of songwriters and their aim is “to honour excellence in British Music Writing”.

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London Grammar

Arctic Monkeys have already scooped a number of awards for their fifth studio album ‘AM’, including the Best British Album Award at the BRITs and the NME Awards.

They have only even won one Ivor Novello, scooping the Best Album prize for their debut ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ back in 2007.

The Ivor Novello Awards will take place at Grosvenor House on 22 May.

The full list of nominations is as follows...

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Palma Violets - 'Best of Friends' (written by: Palma Violets)
John Newman - 'Love Me Again' (written by: Steve Booker, John Newman)
London Grammar - 'Strong' (written by: London Grammar)

Best Contemporary Song
Everything Everything - 'Kemosabe' (written by: Everything Everything)
Disclosure featuring Sam Smith - 'Latch' (written by: Disclosure, Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith)
James Blake - 'Retrograde' (written by: James Blake)

Album Award
Arctic Monkeys - ‘AM’ (written by: Alex Turner)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - 'Push the Sky' (written by: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis)
Laura Mvula - ‘Sing to the Moon’ (written by: Laura Mvula)

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Emeli Sande - 'Clown' (written by: Grant Mitchell, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy)
Passenger - 'Let Her Go' (written by: Passenger)
Olly Murs - 'Troublemaker' (written by: Claude Kelly, Olly Murs, Steve Robson)

Best Television Soundtrack
‘Mr Selfridge’ (composed by: Charlie Mole)
‘Ripper Street’ (composed by: Dominik Scherrer)
‘The Thirteenth Tale’ (composed by: Benjamin Wallfisch)

Best Original Film Score
‘Captain Phillips’ (composed by Henry Jackman)
‘Gravity’ (composed by: Steve Price)
‘The Epic of Everest’ (composed by: Simon Fisher Turner)

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