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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

16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS: FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED


FROM ‘DYNASTY’ TO ‘HOUSE OF CARDS’: THE MUSIC OF TODAY’S TOP TV-SERIES AND THE GREATEST HITS OF THE PAST AT THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS DURING FILM FEST GENT

Film Fest Gent announces full program for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards which will showcase the music composed for today’s top television shows and for legendary series from our youth, live performed by Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé. Continue reading 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS: FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

16TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS INTRODUCES THE NEW BEST SCORE FOR TELEVISION SERIES/MINISERIES AWARD


Held on October 19th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 16th edition focusing on television scores this year. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir will perform the compelling scores, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen. The traditional film music concert will be held during the second part of the World Soundtrack Awards and will, for the first time, be repeated the day after the WSAwards Gala on Oct 20th. Continue reading 16TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS INTRODUCES THE NEW BEST SCORE FOR TELEVISION SERIES/MINISERIES AWARD

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 12th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


Alberto Iglesias is Film Composer of the Year at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards

The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival. Alberto Iglesias was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2012, for his soundtracks for ‘Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He also went home with the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’.
Brian Byrne received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film for ’Lay Your Head Down’ from the film ‘Albert Nobbs’. Byrne also won the Discovery of the Year Award.
The Public Choice Award went to Abel Korzeniowski for the film ‘W.E.’.
Pino Donaggio received a World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by Mike Stoller.
The award ceremony took place in the presence of the Flemish Minister of Culture Joke Schauvliege and the Flemish Minister of Energy, Housing, Cities and Social Economy Freya Van den Bossche.
Both the ceremony and the concert were attended by world renowned composers such as James Newton Howard (‘The Hunger Games’, ‘King Kong’, ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Pretty Woman’) Pino Donaggio (‘Carrie’, ‘Dressed To Kill’, ‘Blow Out’, ‘Body Double’, Raising Cain and King’s Speech), and Discovery of the Year 2011 Alex Heffes (The First Grader & The Rite). During and after the ceremony The Brussels Philharmonic performed music by various composers.
The orchestra also received a ‘Certificate for Outstanding Recognition’. The certificate was handed to General Director Günther Broucke by Delegate of the Board Jacques Dubrulle.
THE WINNERS:
Film Composer of the Year
Alberto IGLESIAS (Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’)
Best Original Film Score of the Year
‘TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY’ by Alberto IGLESIAS
Best original song written for Film
‘LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN ‘ from ‘Albert Nobbs’
Music: Brian Byrne / Lyrics: Glenn Close / Performed by: Sinead O’Connor
Discovery of the Year
Brian BYRNE for ‘Albert Nobbs’
Public Choice Award
Abel KORZENIOWSKI for ‘W.E.’
Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Valentin HADJADJ
Lifetime Achievement Award
Pino DONAGGIO
Certificate of Outstanding Recognition
BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC

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/