Amy Winehouse Receives Posthumous 2013 Brit Award Nomination

Amy Winehouse receives posthumous 2013 Brit Award nomination after the jazz singer was shortlisted for best British female against Emeli Sande who is nominated for Best Female, Best Album and Best Single category.

Amy Winehouse is eligible for a nomination as a result of the release of her Lioness: Hidden Treasures album and is thought to be the first nominee to be included posthumously. After his death in 1992, Freddie Mercury lead singer of Queen won a Brit as an honorary award for his outstanding contribution to music.

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This Amy Winehouse nomination for a posthumous 2013 Brit Award report is from Contactmusic.

Amy Winehouse Receives Posthumous Brit Awards Nomination

Amy Winehouse Receives Posthumous Brit Awards Nomination

This awards season has already been rife with surprises and snubs, but this year’s Brit Nominations has become the most surprising of all after Amy Winehouse was nominated for Best British Female, despite passing away over 18 months ago. She won that same award back in 2007, but it is the first time that any artist has been nominated posthumously.

Competing for that same award are Paloma Faith, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware and Emeli Sande. Sande is the most nominated artist in this year’s list, as she’s also up for Best Single, a category in which she has two nominations, with ‘Next to Me’ and her Labrinth collboration, ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’.

“It’s a really good feeling,” Emile said, reports the BBC. “It feels great, a bit scary, because you never know, you might not win anything. It feels great to have this acknowledgement and recognition. And to come back here after winning the Critics’ Choice and to be nominated is really, really cool.”

Other nominees this year include the Mercury prize winners Alt-J for Best British Group, along with Mumford and Sons, The xx, Muse and, a surprise nomination, for One Direction.

The international group nominations this year go to The Black Keys, The Script, Alabama Shakes, F.U.N., and The Killers.

The Brit awards are not the only award nominations to be released today, and Brits have done well in today’s Oscar nominations, with Adele nominated for Best Original Song for her eponymous song for Skyfall, along with Paul Epworth.

The other nominees for the Brit Awards 2013 are:

British Breakthrough Act
Alt J
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Female
Amy Winehouse
Bat for Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith
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British Group
Alt J
Mumford and Sons
Muse
One Direction
The xx

British Live Act
Rolling Stones
Coldplay
Mumfords
Muse
Vaccines

British Male
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Ollie Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

Global Success
Mumford and Sons
Adele
One Direction

British Producer
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

Special Prize
War Child

British Single
Adele, Skyfall
Alex Clare, Too Close
Coldplay + Rihanna, Princess of China
Rita Ora/DJ Fresh, Hot Right Now
Emile Sandé, Next To Me
Florence+ the Machine, Spectrum
James Arthur, Impossible
Jessie J, Domino
Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé, Beneath Your Beautiful
Ollie Murs, Troublemaker
Rita Ora, RIP
Rizzle Kicks, Mama Do The Hump
Robbie Williams, Candy
Rudimental, Feel the Love
Stooshe, Black Heart

International Female
Rihanna
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana del Ray
Taylor Swift

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Black Keys
Fun
Killers
Script

International Male
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Gotye
Jack White
Michael Buble

British Album
Alt J
Emeli Sandé
Mumford and Sons
Paloma Faith
Plan B

Critics’ Choice
Tom Odell

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