Coldplay top Ivor Novello nominations

Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and Gorillaz are also up for awards

Coldplay have topped the nominations list for the 51st Ivor Novello Awards.

The band are up for three gongs with ‘Speed Of Sound’ featuring in the shortlists for International Hit Of The Year and Most Performed Work, while ‘Fix You’ is nominated for Best Song Musically And Lyrically.

Arctic Monkeys will be up against Coldplay in the Best Song Musically And Lyrically category with ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ as will KT Tunstall with ‘Suddenly I See’.

Gorillaz’s ‘DARE’ has been tipped in the Best Contemporary Song field along with Kaiser Chiefs‘I Predict A Riot’ and Athlete’s ‘Wires’.

James Blunt’s ‘You’re Beautiful’ is in line for two awards – Most Performed Work and International Hit Of The Year.

Other nominees include Robbie Williams and Natalie Imbruglia.

The 51st Ivor Novello Awards are set to take place at London’s Grosvenor House on May 25.

The nominations are:

Best Song Musically And Lyrically

Coldplay – ‘Fix You’

Arctic Monkeys – ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’

KT Tunstall – ‘Suddenly I See’

Best Contemporary Song

Gorillaz – ‘DARE’

Kaiser Chiefs – ‘I Predict A Riot’

Athlete – ‘Wires’

PRS Most Performed Work

Coldplay – ‘Speed Of Sound’

James Blunt – ‘You’re Beautiful’

Natalie Imbruglia – ‘Shiver’

International Hit Of The Year

Coldplay – ‘Speed Of Sound’

Robbie Williams – ‘Tripping’

James Blunt – ‘You’re Beautiful’

Best Television Soundtrack

Kevin Sargent – ‘A Waste Of Shame: The Mystery Of Shakespeare And His Sonnets’

Richard Harvey – ‘Colditz’

Rob Lane – ‘Elizabeth I’

Best Original Film Score

Henry Gregson-Williams – ‘Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’

Francis Shaw – ‘Evil Composer’

Dario Marianelli – ‘Pride And Prejudice’

Nine other awards, including best album, international achievement and songwriters of the year will be presented on the day.