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World Soundtrack Award 2013

Posted by Tim Horemans

Added on Friday, August 16, 2013

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.

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)


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


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

Pis 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 Sundfr
performed by M83 feat. Susanne Sundfr

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 Arqui, 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 years 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 You can win a years 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.