The Ivors 2022, Grosvenor House London, Thurs 19 May 2022. Photo by Mark Allan

The Ivor Novello Awards 2023 – Nominations

The prestigious awards show returns next month to Grosvenor House...

The Ivor Novello Awards have consistently re-directed our attention to the importance of excellent songwriting.

Across nine distinct categories, 72 artists of all walks of life have been acknowledged for their work in the past year. This year’s nominations highlight the breadth of UK music, consistently blurring the boundaries between soul, rap, jazz, pop and indie music.

Leading the way are Harry Styles & Kid Harpoon and Cleo Sol & Inflo with 3 nominations each. Other key nominations include Florence Welch, Wet Leg, George Daniel and Matty Healy and Central Cee, all up for Songwriter of The Year with Amazon Music.

The likes of Arctic Monkeys, Little Simz, Fontaines D.C., SAULT and Obongjayar have snapped up nominations for this year’s Best Album award, each proving the importance of artistic autonomy and innovation. Elsewhere, Kate Bush fans will be pleased to hear that ‘Running Up That Hill’ has creeped its way back into 2023, nominated for PRS for Music Most Performed Work.

The awards show will return to London’s Grosvenor House on Thursday 18th May 2023.


Best Album

11 (SAULT)

NO THANK YOU (Little Simz)

Skinty Fia (Fontaines D.C.) 

Some Nights I Dream Of Doors (Obongjayar)

The Car (The Arctic Monkeys)

Best Contemporary Song

COLD SUMMER (Wesley Joseph)

Escapism (RAYE & 070 Shake)

Hide & Seek (Stormzy)

Leon The Professional (Knucks)

Payback (Kojey Radical feat. Knucks)

Best Original Film Score

Avatar: The Way Of Water (Simon Franglen)

Death On The Nile (Patrick Doyle)

Don’t Worry Darling (John Powell)

Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris (Rael Jones)

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Arthur Sharpe)

Best Original Video Game Score
Gotham Knights
(The Flight)

Horizon Forbidden West (Joris de Man, Oleksa Lozowchuk and The Flight)

Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope (Gareth Coker, Grant Kirkhope and Yoko Shimomura)

Best Song Musically And Lyrically

As It Was (Harry Styles)

Best Day Of My Life (Tom Odell)

Complex (Katie Gregson-Macleod)

King (Florence + The Machine)

Stronger (SAULT)

Best Television Soundtrack

Bad Sisters
(PJ Harvey and Tim Phillips)

Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen (David Schweitzer)

The Midwich Cuckoos (Hannah Peel)

The Responder (Matthew Herbert)

The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe (Harry Escott and Ben Pearson)

PRS For Music Most Performed Work

As It Was
(Harry Styles)

Bad Habits (Ed Sheeran)

Heat Waves (Glass Animals)

Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)

Shivers (Ed Sheeran)

Rising Star Award with Amazon Music

Cat Burns

Ines Dunn



Victoria Canal

Songwriter Of The Year with Amazon Music

Central Cee and Young Chencs

Florence Welch

Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon

Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers

George Daniel and Matty Healy

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