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THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS

Ryuichi Sakamoto received the Lifetime Achievement Award

On 19 October, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent. Film Fest Gent celebrated its 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards by focusing on television scores. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir performed scores from the most beloved television shows in recent history, conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé Continue reading THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS

THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES

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

THE 2011 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS

The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2011, the closing event of the 38th Ghent International Film Festival. Alexandre Desplat was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2011. Hans Zimmer went home with the award for Best Orginal Film Score of the Year for Inception.  Randy Newman received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film with We Belong Together from the film Toy Story 3. Alex Heffes received the Discovery of the Year Award for The First Grader & The Rite . The Public Choice Award went to A.R. Rahman for the film 127 hours. Giorgio Moroder received the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.

Both the ceremony and the concert were attended by world famous composers such as Gabriel Yared (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Hans Zimmer (Inception), Elliot Goldenthal (Batman Forever), Giorgio Moroder (Scarface), Walter Murch (Apocalypse now), Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech), Alex Heffes (The First Grader & The Rite) and Abel Korzeniowski (Last Year’s Discovery of the Year with A Serious Man) During and after the ceremony The Brussels Philharmonic performed music.

The winners:

Film Composer of the Year
Alexandre DESPLAT (A Better Life, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech, The Three of Life, The Well Digger’s Daughter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 2)

Best Original Film Score of the Year 2010
INCEPTION by Hans Zimmer

Best original song written for Film
WE BELONG TOGETHER from TOY STORY 3 – By Randy Newman

Discovery of the Year
Alex Heffes for THE FIRST GRADER & THE RITE

Public Choice Award
127 Hours by A.R Rahman

Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Gabriel Heinrich

Lifetime Achievement Award
Giorgio Moroder

THE 2011 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS NOMINEES

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2011 Awards to be presented in three 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 22, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

The nominees of the World Soundtrack Awards 2011:

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)

Alexandre DESPLAT
A Better Life, Tamara Drewe, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech, The Tree of Life, The Well Digger’s Daughter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Hans ZIMMER 
Inception, How Do You Know, Megamind, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Dilemma, Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2

Clint MANSELL
Black Swan, Faster, Last Night

John POWELL 
Mars Needs Moms, Rio, Kung Fu Panda 2

Patrick DOYLE
La Ligne Droite, Thor, Jig

Best Original Film Score of the Year

INCEPTION by Hans Zimmer
THE KING’S SPEECH by Alexandre Desplat
THE SOCIAL NETWORK by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
BLACK SWAN by Clint Mansell
TRUE GRIT by Carter Burwell

Best Original Song written directly for a Film

‘WE BELONG TOGETHER’  
from “Toy Story 3”
music & lyrics by Randy Newman
performed by Randy Newman

‘YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME’
from “Burlesque”
music and lyrics by Diane Warren
performed by Cher

‘COMING HOME’
from “Country Strong”
music & lyrics by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges
performed by Gwyneth Paltrow

‘I SEE THE LIGHT’
from “Tangled”
music by Alan Menken
lyrics by Glenn Slater
performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi

‘IF I RISE’
from “127 Hours”
music by A.R. Rahman
lyrics by Dido (Dido Armstrong) and Rollo Armstrong 
performed by Dido & A.R. Rahman

On Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00p.m., Oscar winners Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer will be the distinguished guests at the closing ceremony of the 38th Ghent Film Festival at the Kuipke in Ghent. Following the annual presentation of the prestigious film music awards, the Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders – will perform a singular selection from the three great masters’ extensive oeuvres conducted by Dirk Brossé. In keeping with tradition, the winner of last year’s World Soundtrack Discovery Award will take the stage during the awards ceremony. Abel Korzeniowski will perform his award-winning music from A Single Man, which also earned him the Public Choice Award in 2010. As always, the live music will be accompanied by striking film footage. The concert is being dedicated in memory of Ronni Chasen, longtime representative and friend of the film festival.

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 300 international members comprised of composers, film professionals, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.

At the end of August, the Academy Board will announce the 5 nominees for the category ‘Discovery of the Year 2011’. 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).

WORLD SOUNDTRACK ACADEMY ANNOUNCES DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2010

Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla and last year’s Nico Muhly were discovered by the board.

The nominees for 2010 are:

Abel KorzeniowskiA Single Man
Hélène MuddimanSkin
Atticus RossBook of Eli
Clinton ShorterDistrict 9
Sergey YevtushenkoThe Last Station

Following the Awards presentations, 11 world class composers will be appearing live in concert including Oscar-winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings trilogy), Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Interview With A Vampire), Gabriel Yared (The English Patient), Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, Brokeback Mountain), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) as well as Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Craig Armstrong (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Ray) Alberto Iglesias (The Kite Runner, Volver), Bruno Coulais (The Chorus), Frédéric Devreese (Un Soir, Un Train) and brilliant young composer Nico Muhly (The Reader).

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 300 international members comprised of composers, film professionals, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.

For more info and an overview of all nominees: http://www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com/

THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2010 NOMINEES

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2010 Awards to be presented in three 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 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 23, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2010:

Film Composer of the Year
• Alexandre Desplat – Fantastic Mr. Fox, New Moon, Julie & Julia, The Ghost Writer
• Hans Zimmer – Sherlock Holmes, Despicable Me, It’s Complicated
• Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland, The Wolfman
• John Powell – Green Zone, How To Train Your Dragon, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Knight & Day
• Carter Burwell – The Blind Side, A Serious Man, Where the Wild Things Are, Howl, The Kids Are All Right

Best Original Film Score of the Year
• Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
• Avatar – James Horner
• Where the Wild Things Are – Carter Burwell & Karen Orzolek
• A Single Man – Abel Korzeniowski
• Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song Written Directly For a Film
• ‘Almost There’ – The Princess and the Frog (Randy Newman)
• ‘I See You’ – Avatar (James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell)
• ‘I Want to Come Home’ – Everybody’s Fine (Paul McCartney)
• ‘Sticks & Stones’ – How to Train your Dragon (Jon Birgisson)
• ‘The Weary Kind’ – Crazy Heart (Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett)

Following the Awards presentations, 11 world class composers will be appearing live in concert including Oscar-winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings trilogy), Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Interview With A Vampire), Gabriel Yared (The English Patient), Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, Brokeback Mountain), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) as well as Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Craig Armstrong (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Ray) Alberto Iglesias (The Kite Runner, Volver), Bruno Coulais (The Chorus), Frédéric Devreese (Un Soir, Un Train) and brilliant young composer Nico Muhly (The Reader).

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 300 international members comprised of composers, film professionals, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.

At the end of August, the Academy Board will announce the 5 nominees for the category Discovery of the Year 2010. 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/voting).

GHENT FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival’s World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings), Elliot Goldenthal (Frida), Gabriel Yared (The English Patient), Gustavo Santaolalla (Motorcycle Diaries), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) as well as Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Craig Armstrong (Love Actually), Alberto Iglesias (Todo Sobre Mi Madre), Bruno Coulais (Océans), Frédéric Devreese (Un Soir, Un Train) and brilliant young composer Nico Muhly (The Reader)

Known as the world’s premiere festival for celebrating and honoring film music the Ghent International Film Festival, which is celebrating its 37th year, formed the World Soundtrack Academy to honor composers in six different categories including Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Film Score of the Year, Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film, Discovery of the Year, and their Lifetime Achievement Award. The World Soundtrack Awards 10th anniversary gala will include a six minute suite from each composer performed by the Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and accompanied by a selection of illustrative film excerpts.

Comprised of more than 300 music professionals from all over the world the World Soundtrack Awards has emerged in the last decade as the premiere honor for film composers, and is renowned for its vibrant live concerts featuring the 80 piece Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders.

“We are overwhelmed by the positive response we received from composers all over the world about our anniversary celebration,” stated Jacques Dubrulle, Secretary General of the festival. “Film music is a unique and vibrant 20th century art form and is a singular force in making motion pictures an emotional experience, which is why it has superstar status at Ghent,” he continued.

In addition to the annual awards the World Soundtrack Academy also organizes workshops, master classes and seminars. Some of its greatest achievements include concerts by music legends including Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, John Williams, Howard Shore and Hans Zimmer among others.

On October 21st five time Oscar winner, John Barry, will join the list of festival composers in a one-off concert of his music which he will attend. The Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, will perform suites from his wide ranging body of work and that same evening he will be presented with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Ghent International Film Festival, which is considered one of Europe’s most respected fall film events and the largest in the Benelux countries will run from October 12-23rd. This annual gathering attracts over 125,000 visitors including 60,000 students and screens over 150 films, shorts, and documentaries in and out of competition.

For more information, go to http://www.filmfestival.be/

JOHN BARRY CONCERT AT THE GHENT FILM FESTIVAL

Barry receives Lifetime Achievement Award from World Soundtrack Academy

On Thursday October 21, 2010 four-time Oscar winner, John Barry’s music will be performed live in concert at the Ghent International Film Festival. This unique, one-night-only event will be held on Thursday 21 October at 8.30 pm at ‘t Kuipke Concert Hall in Ghent. The 80 piece Brussels Philharmonic will be performing selections from many of Barry’s classic scores including Goldfinger, Mary Queen of Scots, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves and Midnight Cowboy, conducted by Nicholas Dodd. As always, the concert will be accompanied by a video presentation of film clips.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary The World Soundtrack Award Academy will present Barry with their Lifetime Achievement Award, their most prestigious honor. In 1962 when Barry was hired to score the first James Bond film, Dr No he unknowingly secured a place for himself in history; the resulting Bond theme has become one of the most iconic pieces of film music and has been heard on 11 Bond soundtracks. The accomplished English born composer has penned scores for over 100 films and was honored with the Academy Award for Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves as well as nominations for Mary Queen of Scots and Chaplin.
With the John Barry concert, the Ghent Film Festival will be continuing its tradition of showcasing memorable, award-winning film music in the form of live concerts. Previous editions have featured Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, Elmer Bernstein, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore and Alexandre Desplat among others.

In its 37th year the Ghent International Film Festival will run from October 12th – October 23rd with the World Soundtrack Awards being presented on the final night.