Iceland Music Awards Nominations Announced - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Music Awards Nominations Announced

Published February 11, 2011

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):

Album cover of the year:
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:
Ómar Guðjónsson
Ágúst Ólafsson and Gerrit Schuill
Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir
Agent Fresco
Jonsi
Stórsveit Samúels Jóns Samúelssonar
Voice of the year:
Jóhann Smári Sævarsson
Þóra Einarsdóttir
Kristinn Sigmundsson

Arnór Dan Arnarson
Jón Þór Birgisson
Ólöf Arnalds
Newcomer of the year:
Ari Bragi Kárason
Sóley Stefánsdóttir
Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
Valdimar 

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:
Hrím

Allt hefur breyst, ekkert hefur breyst
Kvartett
Album of the year – Classical/contemporary:
Hymnodia Sacra 

Iepo Oneipo/Heilagur draumur
Hallgrímspassía 

Sería II
Flute Music
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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