Former Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan was awarded the Ivors Inspiration Award at the Ivor Novello Awards in London today at a ceremony which also saw Ed Sheeran bagging two awards.
60-year-old MacGowan was recognised along with fellow music veterans Billy Bragg, Lionel Richie, Cathy Dennis and Billy Ocean.
Sheeran - who already has two Ivors to his name - won the most performed work category with his hit track, Shape Of You, coming out on top ahead of his and Benny Blanco's Castle On The Hill and Human by Jamie Hartman and Rag `n' Bone Man.
Shape of You was co-written by Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and is from Sheeran's award-winning third album, Divide, which has smashed records since its release in 2017. It also earned him the title of songwriter of the year in a special award.
Not be outdone, Stormzy, who beat Sheeran to two prizes at the Brit Awards in February, claimed the album of the year prize as he celebrated black music as "the popping thing right now".
Elbow also triumphed at the ceremony in central London on Thursday, bagging the best song musically and lyrically gong ahead of Sampha and Everything Everything.
The full list of winners
PRS For Music Most Performed Work - Shape Of You written by Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
Best Original Film Score - Jackie, composed by Mica Levi
International Achievement - Billy Ocean
Best Contemporary Song - Question Time, written by Dave and Fraser T Smith
Ivors Classical Music Award - Thea Musgrave
Best Original Video Game Score - Horizon Zero Dawn, composed by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith
Best Song Musically and Lyrically - Magnificent (She Says), written by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner (Elbow)
PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music - Billy Bragg
Best Television Soundtrack - The Miniaturist
Best Album - Gang Signs & Prayer, written by Michael "Stormzy" Omari
Songwriter Of The Year - Ed Sheeran
Ivors Inspiration Award - Shane MacGowan
Outstanding Song Collection - Cathy Dennis
PRS For Music Special International Award - Lionel Richie