The Icelandic Music Awards were held on Wednesday night, with 38 awards given out in the categories of Album of the Year, Singer of the Year, Music Video of the Year and more, RÚV reports.
Pop act Vök received eight nods, the most nominations this year, and walked away accordingly with three awards in the categories of Singer of the Year (Women), Songwriter of the Year (both awarded to frontwoman Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir), and Pop Album of the Year for In the Dark. Musician Auður also received three awards for Singer of the Year (Men), Performer of the Year, and Pop Song of the Year for “Enginn eins og þú” (‘No One Like You’).
Oscar-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won two awards for her soundtrack for the film Chernobyl in the categories of Album of the Year (in the Music for Theater and Film category) and Production of the Year.
Hatari, Iceland’s representative at Eurovision 2019, received five nominations, including Song of the Year (for their Eurovision entry “Hatrið mun sigra,” or ‘Hate Will Prevail’), Songwriter of the Year, Music Event of the Year (for their Eurovision performance), Performer of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. Hatari won in the categories Music Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year.