Alt-J, Emeli Sandé, Bat For Lashes and Jake Bugg are among the nominations for this year's Ivor Novello Awards, the most prestigious and coveted gong show in music.

Sande's song Next To Me is in the running to be named Best Song Musically and Lyrically and is shortlisted along with Laura by Bat For Lashes, Jake Bugg's Two Fingers.

Alt-J are nominated for Best Contemporary song for Fitzpleasure and Album Award for their debut An Awesome Wave, which has sold 600,000 copies globally since its release last year.

The Ivors Novello Award is now in its 58th year and are highly prized by musciians because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

The list of nominations for the 58th Ivor Novello Awards are:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Laura - Bat For Lashes
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Two Fingers - Jake Bugg

Best Contemporary Song
Fitzpleasure - Alt-J
Ill Manors - Plan B
Pelican - The Maccabees

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Paradise - Coldplay

Album Award
An Awesome Wave - Alt-J
Every Kingdom - Ben Howard
Is Your Love Big Enough? - Lianne La Havas

Best Original Film Score
Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Dr Seuss' The Lorax - John Powell
Ill Manors - Plan B

Best Television Soundtrack
Lucian Freud: Painted Life - John Harle
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - John Lunn
Upstairs Downstairs Series 2 - Carl Davis