British glam rockers The Darkness have been honoured with the prestigious
Songwriter Of The Year award at this year's (04) IVOR NOVELLOS.
The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE foursome picked up their gong at the
49th awards for songwriters and composers in London earlier tonight
Delighted lead singer Justin Hawkins dedicated the award to "songwriters
Hawkins joked, "It's a great award, it's the heaviest. This is the biggest
award you can get if you write your own songs.
"We have always wanted something like this but didn't expect to be in this
position now. Now we've got here we're not going to let it go."
Other winners at the prestigious event include jazz newcomer Amy Winehouse
for Best Contemporary Song, Dido for International Hit Of The Year and
Radiohead picked up International Achievement.
The winners include:
Best song musically and lyrically: LEAVE RIGHT NOW - WILL YOUNG. Written by
FRANCIS EG WHITE.
Best contemporary song: STRONGER THAN ME - AMY WINEHOUSE. Written by AMY
The Ivors dance award: STRICT MACHINE - Goldfrapp. Written by ALISON
GOLDFRAPP/WILLIAM GREGORY/NICK BATT.
Most performed work: SUPERSTAR - JAMELIA. Written by MICH HANSEN/JOSEPH
International hit of the year: WHITE FLAG - DIDO. Written by DIDO
ARMSTRONG/ROLLO ARMSTRONG/RICK NOWELS.
Best-selling UK single: MAD WORLD - MICHAEL ANDREWS FEAT. Gary Jules.
Written by ROLAND ORZABAL.
Outstanding song collection: ERIC STEWART, KEVIN GODLEY, LOL CREME, GRAHAM
International achievement: Thom Yorke, ED O'BRIEN, Jonny Greenwood, COLIN
GREENWOOD, Philip Selway (RADIOHEAD).
Songwriters of the year: JUSTIN HAWKINS, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, ED
GRAHAM (THE DARKNESS).