Other winners included Clean Bandit, winning the Performing Rights Society Award for Most Performed Work and Best Contemporary Song for "Rather Be," and Hozier, whose hit "Take Me to Church" was awarded Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
Annie Lennox, Boy George and Manic Street Preachers were amongst the artists to win special recognition awards.
Best Song Musically and Lyrically Hozier: "Take Me To Church" (Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne)
Also nominated: Bear's Den: "Above The Clouds Of Pompeii" (Written by Andrew Davie); Ben Howard: "I Forget Where We Were" (Written by Ben Howard)
Best Contemporary Song Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne: "Rather Be" (Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson)
Also nominated: "Every Other Freckle" (Written by Thomas Green, Joe Newman and Gus Unger-Hamilton); FKA twigs: "Two Weeks" (Written by Tahliah Debrett Barnett and Emile Haynie)
Album Award Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow (Written by Jack Steadman)
Also nominated: Wild Beasts: Present Tense (Written by Thomas Fleming, Ben Little, Christopher Talbot and Hayden Thorpe); Royal Blood: Royal Blood (Written by Michael Kerr and Ben Thatcher)
PRS for Music Award Most Performed Work Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne: "Rather Be" (Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson)
Also nominated: George Ezra: "Budapest" (Written by George Ezra Barnett and Joel Pott); Sam Smith: "Stay With Me" (Written by James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith)
Best Television Soundtrack The Honourable Woman (Composed by Natalie Holt and Martin Phipps)
Also nominated: The Mill — Series 2 (Composed by Samuel Sim); The Suspicions of Mr Whicher — Beyond the Pale (Composed by Edmund Butt)
Best Original Film Score '71 (Composed by David Holmes)
Also nominated: Mr. Turner (Composed by Gary Yershon); The Boxtrolls (Composed by Dario Marianelli)
Songwriter of the Year Ed Sheeran
Lifetime Achievement Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
The Ivors Classical Music Award Judith Weir
Inspiration Award James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers)
PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music Boy George
Outstanding Song Collection Albert Hammond
PRS for Music Special International Award Paul Williams
The Ivors Special Anniversary Award Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors Fellowship Annie Lennox
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