Alt-J, The Maccabees, Jake Bugg and Plan B nominated for Ivor Novello awards

Alt J, Bat For Lashes and Emeli Sande are also up for gongs at the songwriting awards

Jake Bugg, Alt-J and The Maccabees are among the nominees for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

The shortlist for the annual bash, which celebrates songwriting ability, was announced today (April 17). Bugg’s ‘Two Fingers’ is up against ‘Laura’ by Bat For Lashes and Emeli Sande’s ‘Next To Me’ in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category. Meanwhile, Alt-J, Plan B and The Maccabees will all compete in the Best Contemporary Song category. Plan B is also nominated for Best Original Film Score category for his film Ill Manors

Alt-J are nominated for the Album Award for the Mercury-winning ‘An Awesome Wave’, alongside Lianne La Havas’ ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’ and Ben Howard’s ‘Every Kingdom’. Coldplay, Olly Murs and Emeli Sande are up for Most Performed Work.

The 58th annual Ivor Novello awards will take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday, May 16. See below for a full list of nominees.

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Bat for Lashes – ‘Laura’
Emeli Sande – ‘Next To Me’
Jake Bugg – ‘Two Fingers’

Best Contemporary Song

Alt-J – ‘Fitzpleasure’
Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’
The Maccabees – ‘Pelican’

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Olly Murs – ‘Dance With Me Tonight’
Emeli Sande – ‘Next To Me’
Coldplay – ‘Paradise’

Album Award

Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’
Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’

Best Original Film Score­­­­­­­­­­­­

Anna Karenina
Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
Ill Manors

Best Television Soundtrack

Lucian Freud: Painted Life
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood
Upstairs Downstairs Series 2