The Ivor Novello nominations are in...

Franz Ferdinand, Streets and WOLFMAN are among the nominations for this year’s IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS.

Now in their 50th year, the awards celebrate British music writing and are presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in association with the Performing Rights Society.

They will be presented at London’s Grosvenor House on May 26.

Perhaps the most surprising nominees are Wolfman, whose collaboration with Pete Doherty, ’For Lovers’, goes up against Streets and Franz Ferdinand for Best Contemporary Song, and ‘Behind Blue Eyes’, the Pete Townshend-penned Limp Bizkit and is up for International Hit Of The Year.

The list of nominated works, credited here to the performers where applicable, is as follows:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

’Dry Your Eyes’ – The Streets

’These Words’ – Natasha Bedingfield

’Everybody’s Changing’ – Keane

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

’For Lovers’ – Wolfman feat Pete Doherty

’Blinded By The Lights’ – The Streets

’Take Me Out’ – Franz Ferdinand

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR TELEVISION

’Fallen’ – Paul Leonard-Morgan

’North and South’ – Martin Phipps

’Blackpool’ – Rob Lane

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

’Deep Blue’ – George Fenton

’Man On Fire’ – Harry Gregson-Williams

’Enduring Love’ – Jeremy Sams

PRS MOST PERFORMED WORK

’Amazing’ – George Michael

’Toxic’ – Britney Spears

’Thank You’ – Jamelia

INTERNATIONAL HIT OF THE YEAR

’Behind Blue Eyes’ – Limp Bizkit

’Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid 20

’Vertigo’ – U2

BEST SELLING UK SINGLE

’All This Time’ – Michelle McManus

’Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid 20

’Call On Me’ – Eric Prydz

Other awards being given out include the Album Award, Outstanding Song

Collection, International Achievement, The Ivors Classic Music Award, PRS

Outstanding Contribution to British Music and Songwriter/s Of The

Year.