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Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi and Celeste lead nominations for this year's Ivor Novello Awards

10 August 2021, 10:49 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The 2021 Ivor Novello Awards nominees have been revealed, with Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi and Celeste leading this year's nominations.

Styles and Kid Harpoon are up for three Ivor Novello Awards, leading the nominations alongside Capaldi, Celeste and Pa Salieu, who are all up for two awards.

Fontaines DC, Yussef Dayes and Tom Misch, Dave and Fraser T Smith, Ashnikko, Headie One, AJ Tracey, MNEK and more are also recognised for their work over the past year.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 21 September. Check out the full nominations below.

Best Album

  • A Hero's Death - Fontaines DC
  • Lianne La Havas - Lianne La Havas
  • Send Them to Coventry - Pa Salieu
  • Song For Our Daughter - Laura Marling
  • What Kinda Music - Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes

Best Contemporary Song

  • "Children Of The Internet" - Future Utopia (feat. Dave & Es Devlin)
  • "Daisy" - Ashnikko
  • "Energy" - Pa Salieu (feat. Mahalia)
  • "Give Me A Reason" - Rachel Chinouriri
  • "Top Scheme" - For Those I Love

Best Original Film Score

  • Calm with Horses - Blanck Mass
  • Four Kids and It - Anne Nikitin
  • Saint Maud - Adam Janota Bzowski
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Daniel Pemberton
  • Two by Two: Overboard! - Craig Stuart Garfinkle and Eimear Noone

Best Original Video Game Score

  • Ghost of Tsushima - Ilan Eshkeri and Shigeru Umebayashi
  • Little Orpheus - Jessica Curry and Jim Fowler
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Gareth Coker

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

  • "Black Dog" - Arlo Parks
  • "Gang" - Headie One & Fred again..
  • "God's Own Children" - Obongjayar
  • "Man's World" - MARINA
  • "Stop This Flame" - Celeste

Best Television Soundtrack

  • A Suitable Boy - Alex Heffes and Anoushka Shankar
  • Devs - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury and The Insects
  • Dracula - David Arnold and Michael Price
  • Noughts + Crosses - Matthew Herbert
  • Us - Oli Julian

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

  • "Adore You" - Harry Styles
  • "Before You Go" - Lewis Capaldi
  • "Head & Heart" - Joel Corry (feat. MNEK)
  • "Someone You Loved" - Lewis Capaldi
  • "Watermelon Sugar" - Harry Styles

Songwriter of the Year

  • AJ Tracey
  • Celeste and Jamie Hartman
  • Kamille
  • Kid Harpoon and Harry Styles
  • MNEK

Last year saw Dave receive his second Ivor Novello Award in two years. Other winners included Little Simz, Jamie Cullum and Labrinth.

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