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Friday, May 29, 1998 Published at 12:43 GMT 13:43 UK


Entertainment

Radiohead make double swoop

Richard Ashcroft (centre): Songwriter of the Year


Radio 1's The Net reports on the award winners
Radiohead's phenomenal run of success has continued with two prestigious awards for their songwriting.

The band won best song of 1997 for Paranoid Android, and best contemporary song for Karma Police.

The lead singer of Wigan-band The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, was named Songwriter of the Year, at the Ivor Novello awards, held in London.

Sir Elton John was honoured for his Diana, Princess of Wales, tribute song, Candle In The Wind 1997, which became the biggest-selling single of all time.


[ image: Elton John...added an Ivor Novello to his MBE]
Elton John...added an Ivor Novello to his MBE
He was presented with a special Silver Ivor trophy along with his co-writer, lyricist Bernie Taupin, at the awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Picture of You, co-written for the film Bean by Boyzone's Ronan Keating, was awarded Best Original Song for a Film or Broadcast.

Anne Dudley, who won an Oscar for her music to The Full Monty, missed out on the Best Original Music for a Broadcast award to Christopher Gunning who wrote the music for TV's Rebecca.


[ image: Oscar winner Anne Dudley missed out at the Ivor Novello awards]
Oscar winner Anne Dudley missed out at the Ivor Novello awards
Other winners included the film Romeo and Juliet winning the Best Original Film Score and Olive's You're Not Alone being voted the Best Dance Music.

Sharleen Spiteri and John McElhone of Scottish band Texas were commended for the Best Song Collection, Morrissey was presented with an Outstanding Contribution to British Music award and Richard Ashcroft of The Verve was Songwriter of the Year.

The International Achievement award was won by Enya, Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan.

Sting's I'll Be Missing You (Every Breath You Take), performed by Puff Daddy, won the Most Performed Work prize.

This is the full list of winners and nominees:

  • Best Contemporary Song. Karma Police by Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Jonathan Greenwood, Philip Selway, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien) Other nominees: Smile by The Supernaturals (written by James McColl, Ken McAlpine, Alan Tilston), The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve (Richard Ashcroft).

  • Best Song Musically and Lyrically: Paranoid Android by Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Jonathan Greenwood, Philip Selway, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien) Other nominees: Brimful of Asha by Cornershop (Tjinder Singh), Angels by Robbie Williams (Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers).

  • Best Original Song For A Film Or Broadcast: Picture Of You from Bean performed by Boyzone (Paul Wilson, Andy Watkins, Ronan Keating, Eliot Kennedy). Other nominees: Step By Step from The Preacher's Wife (Annie Lennox), Surrender from Tomorrow Never Dies (David Arnold, David McAlmont, Don Black).

  • Best Original Music For A Broadcast: Rebecca (Christopher Gunning) Other nominees: Melissa (Richard Harvey, Steve Baker), Crime Traveller (Anne Dudley).

  • Best Original Film Score: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Craig Armstrong, Marius De Vries, Nellee Hooper) Other nominees: Tomorrow Never Dies (David Arnold), , Wilde (Debbie Wiseman).

  • Best Dance Music: You're Not Alone by Olive (Tim Kellett, Robin Taylor-Firth). Other nominees: Gunman by 187 Lockdown (Julian Jonah, Danny Harrison), Sunchyme by Dario (Gilbert Gabriel, Nick Laird Clowes, Stephen Spencer, Paul Spencer, Scott Rosser).

  • PRS Most Performed Work: I'll Be Missing You (Every Breath You Take) by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans (Sting). Other nominees: Say What You Want by Texas (Sharleen Spiteri, Johnny McElhone), Black Eyed Boy by Texas (Sharleen Spiteri, Johnny McElhone, Edward Campbell, Richard Hynd, Robert Hodgens).

  • International Hit Of The Year: Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John (Elton John and Bernie Taupin). Other nominees: I'll Be Missing You (Every Breath You Take) by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans (Sting), Spice Up Your Life by the Spice Girls (Richard Stannard, Matt Rowe, Melanie Brown, Victoria Adams, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm).

  • Best Selling British Single: Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John (Elton John and Bernie Taupin). Other nominees: Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! by the Teletubbies (Andrew McCrorie Shand), I'll Be Missing You (Every Breath You Take) by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans (Sting).





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