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World Soundtrack Award 2013
First nominations are known!
The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2013 Awards in three of five categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on Saturday, October 19, the closing night of the 40th edition of Film Fest Gent.
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Award can be presented in respect of one film or in respect of a body of work in the year
Mychael Danna - (Life of Pi)
Alexandre Desplat - (Argo, Reality, Renoir, Rise of the Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty
Danny Elfman - (Epic, Frankenweenie, Hitchcock, Oz The Great and Powerful, Promised Land, Silver Linings Playbook
James Newton Howard - ( After Earth, The Bourne Legacy
Thomas Newman - ( Side Effects, Skyfall)
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
Anna Karenina by Dario Marianelli
The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey by Howard Shore
Life of Pi by Mychael Danna
The Master by Jonny Greenwood
Skyfall by Thomas Newman
BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR A FILM
The Bathtub from Beasts of the Southern Wild
music & Lyrics by Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin
performed by The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Young & Beautiful from The Great Gatsby
music & lyrics by Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels
performed by Lana Del Rey
Pi’s Lullaby from “Life of Pi”
music & lyrics by Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
performed by Bombay Jayashri
Oblivion from: “Oblivion”
music & lyrics by Anthony Gonzalez and Susanne Sundfør
performed by M83 feat. Susanne Sundfør
Skyfall from “Skyfall”
music & lyrics by Adele & Paul Epworth
performed by Adele
The World Soundtrack Academy welcomes new members
The World Soundtrack Academy was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival to celebrate the role of music in film and honor film composers. The WSA Academy now has over 350 international members comprised of composers, film professionals, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.
This year we welcomed some new members to the Advisory Board: European agent Jean-Pierre Arquié, Executive Director of BMI Brandon Bakshi, 20th Century Fox Music president Danielle Diego, our own music coordinator Valerie Dobbelaere, FilmMusicSite founder Arvid Fossen, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Executive Director Peter Gistelinck, Grammy voting member Tom MacDougall, music supervisor Randall Poster, Director of Programs in Films Scoring and Songwriting at NYU Ronald Sadoff, talent agent Cheryl Tiano and Asian composer Shigeru Umebayashi. They were actively involved in selecting the nominees of this year’s awards. Together with the other members, they will shape the film music industry in the years to come.
Discovery & Public Choice Award
At the end of August, the Academy Board will announce the 5 nominees for the category ‘Discovery of the Year 2013’. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, film music fans around the world can vote for the best soundtrack of the year (see www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com). You can win a year’s subscription to Deezer, world leader in online music streaming. They offer unlimited access to a music catalog of over 25 million songs, including film music.