BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the winners of the 55th Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].

Fourteen Ivor Novello Awards were presented at the ceremony, which took place on Thursday 20th May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

Presented since 1956, The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. They are presented by BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] and are judged by the songwriting and composing community. They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
The Fear
Written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

The Ivors Classical Music Award:
Peter Maxwell Davies

Best Television Soundtrack:
Desperate Romantics
Composed by Daniel Pemberton
Published in the UK by Moncur Street Music

Best Contemporary Song:
Daniel
Written by Natasha Khan
Published in the UK by Chrysalis Music

International Achievement:
Imogen Heap

Best Original Film Score:
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Composed by John Powell
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Best Original Video Game Score:
Killzone 2
Written by Joris de Man
Published in the UK by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

The Ivors Inspiration Award:
Johnny Marr

Album Award:
Sunny Side Up
Written by Paolo Nutini
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music:
Trevor Horn

Best Song Musically and Lyrically:
The Fear
Written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

Songwriter of the Year:
Lily Allen/Greg Kurstin

Lifetime Achievement:
Paul Weller

PRS for Music Special International Award:
Neil Sedaka