Representatives from the Ivor Novello Awards have announced its nominees for the Best Original Video Game Score category at this year's ceremony.
Up for the award this year are Nitin Sawhney for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
(Ninja Theory/Namco Bandai), Richard Jacques for James Bond 007: Blood Stone
(Bizarre Creations/Activision), and Richard Beddow, Richard Birdsall and Ian Livingstone for Napoleon: Total War
(The Creative Assembly/Sega).
The Ivor Novello Awards honor British songwriters for their contributions to the arts. It is presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the professional association for songwriters in the UK.
This year's ceremony is the 56th overall, and the second to feature a Video Game category. The awards are named after the popular Welsh entertainer who died in 1951, and are judged and presented by fellow musicians, making the awards particularly noteworthy for winners.
The winner of last year's inaugural award was Joris de Man
, for his work on Killzone 2
(Guerilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment).