Ivor Novello Awards 2014: Nile Rodgers, London Grammar And James Blake Lead Full Winners List (PICS)

London Grammar and Tom Odell were honoured for their songwriting at the Ivor Novello Awards yesterday, alongside disco pioneer Nile Rodgers.

London Grammar scooped the Best Song Musically and Lyrically prize for their song ‘Strong’, which peaked in the UK top 20 when it was released last year.

London Grammar

The three-piece held hands as they collected their award and singer Hannah Reid declared it “a really special moment for us” as they were presented with the prize by Florence Welch.

Lily Allen presented the Songwriter Of The Year award to Tom Odell, who topped the album chart with his debut ‘Long Way Down’ in 2013.

Tom Odell shows off his award

However it wasn’t just the youngsters who were honoured at this year’s Ivor Novellos, as Nick Cave triumphed in the Album Award category.

He said: “Look, I don't really know what to say here. We don't go to many award ceremonies but this is the one to get. I want to thank my wife Susie, who dances through most of these songs.”

Meanwhile Nile Rodgers, whose career has seen a resurgence thanks to his collaborations with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, was presented with the Special International Award by Johnny Marr of The Smiths, who described Nile as “a hero”.

Nile Rodgers with Johnny Marr

Visibly emotional as he received a standing ovation from the crowd, the disco pioneer was in tears as he thanked everyone for their support, saying: “This is the best award ceremony I've ever been to. With all the wackiness that my career has been through, today has been amazing."

"I just got in from Ibiza at 4am this morning, I haven't slept at all. I get a legends award and I'm laughing because I was like, you think I'm a legend? OK, I'll take it."

See the full list of winners here...

PRS for Music Most Performed Work - Let Her Go by Passenger

Best Contemporary Song - Retrograde by James Blake

The Ivors Inspiration Award - Jerry Dammers

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music - Jeff Beck

Best Song Musically and Lyrically - ‘Strong’ by London Grammar

Songwriter of the Year - Tom Odell

Outstanding Song Collection - The Chemical Brothers

Lifetime Achievement - Christine McVie

PRS for Music Special International Award - Nile Rodgers

International Achievement - Mumford & Sons

Album Award - Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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