The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced today that composers Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen will be honored at the 26th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards on June 23, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Badalamenti will be receiving the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award, which is awarded to composers in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music. The composer is best known for his scores for director David Lynch who will be presenting Badalamenti with the award at the ceremony. His credits include Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, The City of Lost Children and A Very Long Engagement. He also has been nominated for two Golden Globes for his scores for The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive. Previous recipients of the award include James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, Marc Shaiman, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri and Randy Newman.
Alf Clausen will be presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award, which is awarded to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. The composer is best known for writing the score and songs for the hit animated series The Simpsons, for which he has received two Emmy Awards and multiple Annie Awards. He also has scored such shows as Moonlighting (for which he received six Emmy nominations), Alf, Police Story and Wizards & Warriors.
Other composers that will be honored at the event in the Top Box Office Film, Top Television Series and Most Performed Themes and Underscore categories include Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman, Trent Reznor, Trevor Rabin, John Debney, Pharrell Williams, Michael Giacchino, Sean Callery, Ron Jones, Jeff Cardoni, Walter Murphy, Jimmy Levine, David Vanacore, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane.