The 57th Ivor Novello Awards took place yesterday, Thursday 17 May 2012, at the Grosvenor House, London. Album of the Year was awarded to PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake at the ceremony in Central London. The other nominees in this prestigious category were Adele (21) and Kate Bush (50 Words For Snow).
Lana Del Rey scooped Best Contemporary Song for Video Games (featured above) and Adele taking home two awards, Most Performed Work for Rolling In The Deep and Song Writer of The Year. Mark Knopfler was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award and Andrew Lloyd Webber received the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors ( BASCA) Fellowship.
Presented and judged by the music writing community, the Ivor Novello Awards celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British music and writing.
Full list of winners from the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards:
BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG
Video Games by Lana Del Rey
PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK
Rolling In The Deep by Adele
BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
The Shadow Line, composed by Martin Phipps
THE IVORS JAZZ AWARD
Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION
THE IVORS INSPIRATION AWARD
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
The First Grader, composed by Alex Heffes
PRS FOR MUSIC OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC
BEST SONG MUSICALLY & LYRICALLY
The A Team, written & performed by Ed Sheeran
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
PRS FOR MUSIC SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Andrew Lloyd Webber