Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse claim Ivor Novello awards

Check out the full list of winners from today's bash

Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse and Scissor Sisters were all winners at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards today (May 24).

The Monkeys claimed the Album Award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London for their 2006 debut LP ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.

Singer Alex Turner, who was wearing a black and white striped top, was presented with the gong by The Clash legend Mick Jones, who joked: “A couple of years ago Arctic Monkeys supported us in Sheffield. Now look where they are.”

Accepting the award, a humbled Turner added: “The boys are in bed so I have come down by myself.

“Whenever we’ve picked up awards before we’ve always gobbed off but I want to thank everybody for this award especially our managers Ian and Geoff. Without them no one would have heard our music.”

But the band missed out in the category for Best Song Musically & Lyrically to Scott Matthews’ ‘Elusive’.

Winehouse won the Best Contemporary Song section for ‘Rehab’, while Scissor Sisters‘ UK Number One single ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin” was given the PRS prize for Most Performed Work.

Picking up her award Winehouse found herself having to tiptoe up to the microphone to speak.

She said: “Thank you all very much, I didn’t even have time to get drunk, I’ve only been here about 15 minutes.”

Sir Elton John, who co-wrote ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin”, accepted the PRS prize for Most Performed Work with the Scissor Sisters.

Accepting the award he quipped: “Alex (Turner) if you want a lift back up to Sheffield, I’m going up by helicopter right now.”

Other winners included Madonna, ‘X Factor’ winner Leona Lewis and Peter Gabriel, who picked up the coveted Lifetime Achievement gong.

Also attending the ceremony were Rolf Harris, film director Ken Loach, Bees Gees star Robin Gibb, The Magic Numbers singer Romeo Stodart, Ex-Darkness singer Justin Hawkins and comedienne Catherine Tate.

The full list of winners is as follows:

International Hit Of The Year: Madonna, ‘Sorry’

Album Award: Arctic Monkeys, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’

Best Contemporary Song: Amy Winehouse, ‘Rehab’

Best Television Soundtrack: Martin Phipps, ‘The Virgin Queen’

Best Selling UK single: Leona Lewis, ‘A Moment Like This’

Outstanding Song Collection: Yusuf Islam

The Ivors Classical Music Award: John Rutter CBE

PRS Most Performed Work: Scissor Sisters, ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin”

Best Original Film Score: John Powell, ‘Ice Age The Meltdown’

PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Norman Cook

Best Song Musically & Lyrically: Scott Matthews, ‘Elusive’

Songwriters Of The Year: The Feeling

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Gabriel

The Special International Award: Quincy Jones

The Academy Fellowship: George Fenton