The nominees for the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards have been announced with Stormzy, Sampha, and Dave among the nominees. Also up for the pretigious U.K. songwriting awards this year are Ed Sheeran and Everything Everything, both of whom have multiple nominations.
Stormzy is nominated for both his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, plus "Don't Cry For Me" from that record. He faces competition from London rapper Dave in the Best Contemporary Song category with Dave nominated for his political epic "Question Time."
Sampha's "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano" is nominated for Best Song while Mica Levi is a nominee in the Best Original Film Score category for her work on biopic Jackie.
Winners will be announced at a London ceremony on May 31.
Ivor Novello 2018 nominees:
BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY
Everything Everything, "Can’t Do"
Elbow, "Magnificent (She Says)"
Sampha, "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano"
BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG
CamelPhat and Elderbrook, "Cola"
Stormzy ft. Raleigh Ritchie, "Don't Cry For Me"
Dave, "Question Time"
PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK
Ed Sheeran, "Castle on the Hill"
Rag ΄n΄ Bone Man, "Human"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
Everything Everything, A Fever Dream
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
This Is The Kit, Moonshine Freeze
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Life is Strange: Before the Storm