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Ivor Novello Awards winners announced

James Bay, Adele and Happy Mondays were amongst those who bagged one of the prestigious awards.

Becca Frankland

Date published: 20th May 2016

Image: Adele

The Ivor Novello Awards, which celebrates Britain and Ireland's songwriting and composing stars, took place last night with some of the best homegrown talent picking up gongs for their efforts over the past year.

Notable wins came from Adele, who picked up the Songwriter of the Year award following on from the release of the hugely anticipated 25 album, and Damon Albarn who nabbed the Lifetime Achievement accolade.

Another worthy winner came in the form of James Bay and his track 'Hold Back The River' for Most Performed Work, which goes to the most played song in the UK in 2015. Catch James Bay at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this July.

The full list of winners are as follows: 

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

'Wasn't Expecting That' - Jamie Lawson

Best Contemporary Song

'All My Friends' - Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper

Most Performed Work

'Hold Back The River' - James Bay

Best Album

Darling Arithmetic - Villagers

Best Film Score

Ex Machina

Best Television Soundtrack

London Spy

Lifetime Achievement: Damon Albarn

Outstanding Song Collection: Simple Minds

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Portishead

PRS for Music Special International Award: Bryan Adams

Songwriter of the Tear: Adele

The Ivors Classical Music Award: Oliver Knussen

The Ivors Inspiration Award: Happy Mondays

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