The 30th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS; they were held at the Grosvenor House, London

Best Contemporary Song

Two Tribes – WINNER
Written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill and Mark O’Toole
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd

I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Written by Nik Kershaw
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd

Relax
Written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill and Mark O’Toole
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Careless Whisper
Written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley
Published by Morrison Leahy Music Ltd

Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) – WINNER
Written by Phil Collins
Published by Hit & Run Music Ltd – Golden Torch

I Should have Known Better
Written by Jim Diamond and Graham Lyle
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd – Most Music

Best Theme from a TV or Radio Production

Another Six English Towns
Written by Jim Parker
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

Kennedy
Written by Richard Hartley
Published by ITC Filmscores Ltd

Jewel in the Crown – WINNER
Written by George Fenton
Published by Shogun Music – Eaton Music Ltd

Best Film Theme or Song

We All Stand Together – WINNER
Written by Paul McCartney
Published by MPL Communications Ltd

Champions
Written by Carl Davis
Published by Sundergrade Music – Eaton Music Ltd

Company of Wolves
Written by George Fenton
Published by Shogun Music – Eaton Music Ltd

Best British Musical

The Hired Man – WINNER
Words and Music by Howard Goodall
Published by The Really Useful Co – All Good Music Co Ltd

Starlight Express
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe
Published by The Really Useful Co

The Boyfriend
Written by Sandy Wilson
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

Most Performed Work

Two Tribes
Written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill and Mark O’Toole
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd

I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Written by Nik Kershaw
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd

Careless Whisper – WINNER
Written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley
Published by Morrison Leahy Music Ltd

The Best Selling ‘A’ Side

Do They Know It’s Christmas
Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Released and Published in the UK by Chappell Music Ltd – Phonogram Records

International Hit of the Year

Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
Written by Billie Ocean and Keith Diamond
Published by Willesden Music Inc – Keith Diamond Music Inc/Zomba Music Publishers – Aqua Music Ltd

The Reflex – WINNER
Written by Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes
Published by Tritec Music Ltd – Carlin Music Ltd

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Written by George Michael
Published by Morrison Leahy Music Ltd

Outstanding Services to British Music

Michael Tippett

Songwriter of the Year

George Michael

The Jimmy Kennedy Award

Tommie Connor

Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Patrick Moraz and Ray Thomas


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