The 1975 won two of the most prestigious prizes at the 2019 Ivor Novello songwriting awards: songwriters of the year for their album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and best contemporary song for "Love It If We Made It." The 64th awards that celebrate excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing for songs, albums, TV, film and video game scores released in 2018, with organizers praising The 1975's efforts as "a bold, inspirational and original statement, bringing together an awareness of contemporary issues without resorting to cliché."
The event also included a PRS for Music special international award for Mariah Carey, acknowledging her as an "extraordinary talent, an impactful songwriter and one of the biggest-selling artists of all time" in recognition of her 18 U.S. No. 1 singles.
Speaking of the songwriters award for The 1975, the Academy said, "All at once daring, vulnerable and recklessly honest, The 1975’s songwriting on A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships stands out as a vivid picture of modernity. These songs are a quintessential snapshot of the emotional complexities of life in the here and now, but with all the hallmarks of a body of work that will stand the test of time."