Amy Winehouse has won a prestigious songwriting award for "Love Is a Losing Game" from her "Back to Black" album.

The song won the Ivor Novello award for best song musically and lyrically at a ceremony in London on Thursday. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, accepted the award after the 24-year-old singer-songwriter arrived too late to collect it in person.

Her song "Rehab," also from the "Back to Black" album, won a Novello last year.