The Ivor Novello Awards celebrates creative excellence in UK songwriting and screen composition. Find all the 2020 nominees below.

First presented in 1956, the Ivors are considered one of the highest achievements for British and Irish songwriters and composers.

The Ivors 2020 are awarded to the top compositions released in 2019. Although there’s no ceremony this year, the winners will still be announced 11am (UK) 2nd September on the Matt Wilkinson Show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio.

Best Album
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen (Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis)
  • Little Simz – Grey Area (Written by Inflo and Little Simz)
  • Kate Tempest – The Book Of Traps And Lessons (Written by Dan Carey and Kate Tempest)
Best Contemporary Song
  • Dave – Black (Written by Dave and Fraser T Smith)
  • Kate Tempest – Firesmoke (Written by Dan Carey and Kate Tempest)
  • J Hus – Must Be (Written by JAE5 and J Hus)
Best Original Film Score
  • For Sama (Composed by Nainita Desai)
  • Midsommar (Composed by Bobby Krlic)
  • Monos (Composed by Mica Levi)
Best Original Video Game Score
  • Arise: A Simple Story (Composed by David Garcia Diaz)
  • Draugen (Composed by Simon Poole)
  • Lost Ember (Composed by Dorian Behner, John Broomhall and Will Morton)
Best Song Musically and Lyrically
  • Jamie Cullum – The Age of Anxiety (Written by Jamie Cullum)
  • Stormzy – Crown (Written by MJ Cole, Jimmy Napes and Stormzy)
  • Sam Fender – Dead Boys (Written by Sam Fender)
Best Television Soundtrack
  • Euphoria (Composed by Labrinth)
  • Rise of the Nazis (Composed by Tom Hodge)
  • The Crown [Series 3] (Composed by Martin Phipps)
PRS for Music Most Performed Work
  • Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With A Stranger (Written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)
  • Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Giant (Written by Calvin Harris, Jamie Hartman, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Troy Miller)
  • Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (Written by Lewis Capaldi, Jamie N Commons and Jamie Hartman)
Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Amahla
  • Carmel Smickersgill
  • Griff
  • lullahush
  • Mysie

Find the full list of nominations here.

Find the music from all the nominees on Apple Music here.