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Lily Allen's triple Ivors triumph

Lily Allen led the winners at the Ivor Novello Awards in London today (20.05.10), picking up three of the coveted songwriting accolades.
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Lily Allen claimed she is "still rubbish", despite winning three Ivor Novello awards today (20.05.10).

The singer - who arrived at the prestigious ceremony with her four-year-old sister Teddy - broke down in tears as she received the Best Song Music and Lyrically prize for 'The Fear' and was still emotional when she and co-writer Greg Kurstin accepted the Songwriter of the Year trophy later in the afternoon.

Lily - who also won PRS For Music Most Performed Work for 'The Fear' - told BANG Showbiz. "It's just nice to be nominated. It's been just over a year since things first started with the album, so this kind of completes the circle.

"There are a lot of awards ceremonies but most of them are really commercial. This one is different so it means a lot - it really does.

"I'm still rubbish though."

One of the day's biggest shocks came when Bat For Lashes' 'Daniel' beat Dizzee Rascal's 'Bonkers' and 'In For The Kill' by La Roux to the Best Contemporary Song gong.

Bat For Lashes - real name Natasha Khan - said: "I think I'm going to sleep with the trophy tonight! I've been nominated for awards before, but never won so I was always the bridesmaid and tonight I'm the bride."

Paolo Nutini admitted he was "surprised" to beat Dizzee and the Duckworth Lewis method to the Album Award.

He said: "It was a surprise. Everyone who won was on the other side of the room so I thought they'd put them there for easy access to the stage, so I was shocked.

"I sat back down afterwards, I've never won anything before so I didn't know what happens next."

Other winners at the ceremony - which were presented by Paul Gambaccini at London's Grosvenor Hotel - included Paul Weller who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr, who took home the Ivors Inspiration Award, Neil Sedaka, who was recognised with the Special International Award and producer Trevor Horn, who was honoured with the PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

The 55th Ivor Novello Awards full list of winners:

Best Contemporary Song:

'Daniel' performed by Bat For Lashes, written by Natasha Khan

Best Song Musically and Lyrically:

'The Fear' performed by Lily Allen, written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin

PRS For Music Most Performed Work:

'The Fear' performed by Lily Allen, written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin

Album Award:

'Sunny Side Up' performed by Paolo Nutini, written by Paolo Nutini

Best Television Soundtrack:

'Desperate Romantics' composed by Daniel Pemberton

Best Original Film Score:

'Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs' composed by John Powell

Best Original Video Game Score:

'Killzone 2' composed by Joris de Man

International Achievement:

Imogen Heap

Songwriters of the Year:

Lily Allen and Greg Kirstin

Special International Award:

Neil Sedaka

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Paul Weller

PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music:

Trevor Horn

The Academy Fellowship:

Sir Tim Rice

The Ivors Classical Music Award:

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

The Ivors Inspiration Award:

Johnny Marr

Posted on 20 May 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

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