Stones and Duran Duran Honoured at Novellos

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STONES AND DURAN DURAN HONOURED AT NOVELLOS

Eighties chart stars DURAN DURAN and veteran rockers SIR MICK JAGGER and KEITH RICHARDS were recognised for their achievements in music at the 50th IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS in London tonight (26MAY05).

The RIO stars were honoured with an Outstanding Contribution To British Music gong, while ROLLING STONES Jagger and Richards were given the coveted Ivors' Special Songwriting Award at the star-studded ceremony in the British capital's Grosvenor House Hotel

Multi-BRIT AWARD winners KEANE picked up Songwriters Of The Year, while Northern Irish rockers SNOW PATROL received the Best Album trophy for FINAL STRAW.

Besides a host of British triumphs, international acts BRITNEY SPEARS, U2, LOU REED and THE CURE's ROBERT SMITH were also among the trophy winners.

The full list of winners are:

Best Contemporary Song - FRANZ FERDINAND for TAKE ME OUT

Best Song Musically And Lyrically - THE STREETS for DRY YOUR EYES

Best Selling UK Single - BAND AID 20 for DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?

Best Album - SNOW PATROL for FINAL STRAW

Songwriters Of The Year - KEANE

Most Performed Work - BRITNEY SPEARS for TOXIC

Best Original Film Score - JEREMY SAMS for ENDURING LOVE

Best Original Music for Television - ROB LANE for BLACKPOOL

International Hit Of The Year - U2 for VERTIGO

International Achievement - ROBERT SMITH

Special International Award - LOU REED

Outstanding Song Collection - QUEEN

Outstanding Contribution To British Music - DURAN DURAN

The Ivors' Special Songwriting Award - SIR MICK JAGGER and KEITH RICHARDS.

Courtesy Contact Music

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