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. More can be found at their official page, here: http://www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com/

Film Composer of 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 Effect, Skyfall

Best Original Film Score of the Year

  • Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Howard Shore
  • Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
  • The Master – Jonny Greenwood
  • Skyfall – 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 and Beautifu – 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
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