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Coldplay lead Ivor Novello nominations (2006)


Story by Jack Foley

COLDPLAY lead the nominations for the 51st Ivor Novello Awards with a total of three.

The band are in the running for International Hit of the Year and Most Performed Work for their single, Speed Of Sound, while Fix You is nominated for Best Song Musically And Lyrically.

However, they face stiff competition from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, whose I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor is also nominated for Best Song Musically And Lyrically, along with KT Tunstall’s Suddenly I See.

Gorillaz’s DARE, featuring Shaun Ryder, has been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song field along with Kaiser Chiefs’ I Predict A Riot and Athlete’s Wires.

James Blunt, meanwhile, is in line for two awards for his No.1 hit, You’re Beautiful – Most Performed Work and International Hit Of The Year.

The 51st Ivor Novello Awards take place at London’s Grosvenor House on May 25.

The nominations in full:

Best Song Musically And Lyrically
Coldplay – Fix You
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See

Best Contemporary Song
Gorillaz – DARE
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
Athlete – Wires

PRS Most Performed Work
Coldplay – Speed Of Sound
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
Natalie Imbruglia – Shiver

International Hit Of The Year
Coldplay – Speed Of Sound
Robbie Williams – Tripping
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

Best Television Soundtrack
Kevin Sargent – A Waste Of Shame: The Mystery Of Shakespeare And His Sonnets
Richard Harvey – Colditz
Rob Lane – Elizabeth I

Best Original Film Score
Henry Gregson-Williams – Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Francis Shaw – Evil Composer
Dario Marianelli – Pride And Prejudice