Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith Lead Brit Award Nominations (And Hozier Is In There Too!) 5 years ago

Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith Lead Brit Award Nominations (And Hozier Is In There Too!)

It's been a day for award announcements with confirmation of the Oscar nominations quickly followed by the shortlist for this year's Brit Awards.

The nominees for the annual music awards were revealed this evening, with Hozier flying the flag for Ireland with a nomination in the International Male Solo Artist category.

It had previously been confirmed that James Bay will receive the Critics' Choice award on the night and there were few surprises contained in today's announcement.

The winners will be unveiled at London's o2 Arena on Wednesday February 25th.

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith

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BRITISH GROUP
Alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction
Royal Blood

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Chvrches
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith

BRITISH SINGLE
Calvin Harris – Summer
Clean Bandit FT Jess Glynne – Rather Be
Duke Dumont F Jax Jones – I Got U
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson – Ghost
George Ezra – Budapest
Mark Ronson FT Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Route 94 FT Jess Glynne – My Love
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sigma – Nobody To Love

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MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alt-J – This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran – X
George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
Flood
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

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BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Calvin Harris – Summer
Charli XCX – Boom Clap
Duke Dumont FT Jax Jones – I Got U
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson FT Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
One Direction – You & I
Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 FT Jess Glynne – My Love
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sigma – Nobody To Love

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Beyonce
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St Vincent
Taylor Swift

INTERNATIONAL GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer
Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters
The War On Drugs

Although Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters is the oldest on this list we reckon he could teach the young guns a thing or two. He also gets extra kudos for being the drummer in Nirvana back in the day. This rock 'n' roller is definitely one of the coolest front-men around and is known for playing concerts that last three hours – you  gotta admire that kind of stamina!