April 21, 2008 / 1:41 PM / 12 years ago

Winehouse gets three Ivor Novello nods

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse has been nominated three times for coveted Ivor Novello Awards, including twice in one category.

Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 20, 2008. . REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

The Grammy-winning artist, whose troubled private life and battle against drug addiction have overshadowed her recording success, is up for best song musically and lyrically with both “Love Is a Losing Game” and “You Know I’m No Good”.

She is running against “Let Me Out” by Ben’s Brother.

The 24-year-old, who won five Grammy Awards in February, is also nominated in the best-selling British song category with “Rehab”. Also shortlisted for that award is “Beautiful Liar”, performed by Beyonce and Shakira, and Mika’s “Grace Kelly”.

Winehouse won an Ivor Novello Award last year for best contemporary song with “Rehab”.

British indie rockers Cherry Ghost were nominated twice — for best contemporary song with “People Help the People” and best album with “Thirst For Romance”.

In the former category they are competing against Kate Nash (“Foundations”) and the Klaxons (“Golden Skans”). Also shortlisted for best album were Radiohead (“In Rainbows”) and Stephen Fretwell (“Man On the Roof”).

Best original film score will be contested by Dario Marianelli for “Atonement”, Adrian Johnston for “Becoming Jane” and Christopher Gunning for “La Vie En Rose”. Marianelli won an Oscar for his work on “Atonement”.

The nominees for most performed work in 2007 are the Kaiser Chiefs (“Ruby”), Take That (“Shine”) and Just Jack (“Starz In Their Eyes”).

The best television soundtrack shortlist comprises “Oliver Twist”, composed by Martin Phipps, “Primo” by Jonathan Goldstein and “Who Killed Mrs de Ropp” by Paul Moessl.

The prizes, along with several other categories including lifetime achievement and international achievement, will be handed out in London on May 22.

The Ivor Novello Awards are in their 53rd year and are named after the Welsh actor, composer and singer who was one of Britain’s biggest stage and screen stars in the early 20th century. They are judged and presented by music writers.

Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato

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