The Icelandic Music Awards have announced their nominations for the 17th annual award ceremony, which will be held at The National Theatre of Iceland on March 8.
The awards will go to the outstanding musicians of 2010. The purpose of these awards “is to encourage and reward Icelandic musicians and to further the local and international reputation of Icelandic music,” according to the music awards website.
The Icelandic Music Awards were first held in 1993. That year there were fourteen award categories and the group, Todmobile, received the most awards. Since then, the number of categories and interest in the award ceremony has grown.
The following are this year’s nominations for the best of the best of 2010 (more elaborate descriptions in Icelandic can be found at www.iston.is):
Sigurður Eggertsson for Pólýfónía with Apparat Organ Quartet
Hallmar Freyr Þorvaldsson for Baldur with Skálmöld
Hrafn Gunnarsson for Helvítis fokking fönk with Stórsveit Samúels J Samúelssonar
Sara Riel for The end is as near as your teeth with Swords of chaos
Lilja Birgisdóttir og Inga Birgisdóttir for Go with Jónsi
Performer of the year:
Ágúst Ólafsson and Gerrit Schuill
Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir
Stórsveit Samúels Jóns Samúelssonar
Voice of the year:
Jóhann Smári Sævarsson
Arnór Dan Arnarson
Jón Þór Birgisson
Newcomer of the year:
Ari Bragi Kárason
Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
Just another snake cult
Songwriter of the year:
Bjartmar Guðlaugsson, text for Skrýtin veröld
Róbert Örn Hjálmtýsson, text for Lúxus upplifun
Andri Ólafsson og Steingrímur Teague, text for Búum til börn
Haraldur F Gíslason og Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson, text for Meira pollapönk
Bragi Valdimar Skúlason, text for fönkóperunnar Diskóeyjunnar and Christmas albums with Baggalútur and Memfismafían
Jónas Sigurðsson, text for Allt er eitthvað
Composer of the Year:
Jóel Pálsson for Horn.
Skúli Sverrisson for Sería 2.
Jón Þór Birgisson for Go.
Pétur Hallgrímsson for Let me be there with Ellen.
Ólöf Arnalds for Innundir skinni.
Bjartmar Guðlaugsson for Skrýtin veröld.
Single of the year:
“Go do” from Go
“Crazy car” from Innundir skinni
“Það geta ekki allir verið gordjöss” from Diskóeyjuni
“113 Vælubíllinn” from Meira pollapönk
“Konan á allt” from Skrýtin veröld
“Hamingjan er hér” from Allt er eitthvað
Composition of the year:
Allt hefur breyst, ekkert hefur breyst
Album of the year – Classical/contemporary:
Iepo Oneipo/Heilagur draumur
Album of the year – Jazz:
Horn – Jóel Pálsson
Reginfirra – Reginfirra
The Dream – Sunna Gunnlaugs
Album of the year – Rock/Pop:
A long time listening – Agent Fresco
Go – Jónsi
Allt er eitthvað – Jónas Sigurðsson og Ritvélar framtíðarinnar
Innundir skinni – Ólöf Arnalds
Lúxus upplifun – Ég
Búum til börn – Moses Hightower
Last train home – Kalli
Kimbabwe – Retro Stefson
Photo shows the award designed by Inga Elín.
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