ascap-film-and-tv-awardsLast night, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) held its annual Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Patrick Doyle was honored with the Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music. The award was presented to Doyle by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams and President of Feature Post Production at 20th Century Fox Ted Gagliano following a video tribute featuring clips of many of Doyle’s best known scores including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gosford Park, Dead Again, Sense and Sensibility, Hamlet, Thor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Indochine and A Little Princess. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson congratulated the composer via a video message.

In addition, composer-arranger Ray Charles was presented with the ASCAP Foundation Life in Music Award for his outstanding accomplishments as a composer and arranger of music for radio and television. The award was presented to Charles by Paul Williams and Frank Oz, director of such films as The Dark Crystal, Little Shop of Horrors and The Score, the voice of Yoda and the creator of such characters as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Cookie Monster. Charles is best known as the leader of The Ray Charles Singers, who were regularly featured on Perry Como’s records and radio and television shows for 35 years. He is known as a vocalist to the theme song for Three’s Company and has arranged for such film projects as Funny Girl and Racing with the Moon.

The evening also included a tribute to former ASCAP President and Board member Hal David who passed away in 2012. The lyricist was best known for his collaborations with Burt Bacharach and has written the lyrics for numerous hit songs, including Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head from 1969′s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, The Look of Love from Casino Royale, Alfie from the 1966 film of the same name and the title song from 1965′s What’s New Pussycat. Also honored was late composer Marvin Hamlisch whose credits for film include such titles as The StingOrdinary People, The Spy Who Loved Me, Bananas and The Informant!. Lyricist Alan Bergman performed the Academy Award-winning song The Way We Were from Sidney Pollack’s film starring Barbra Streisand & Robert Redford, which he co-wrote with Hamlisch and his wife, ASCAP Board member Marilyn Bergman who introduced the performance.

Other musical performances during the evening included Broadway actor Kevin Odekirk singing Another Op’nin’, Another Show written by Cole Porter and arranged by Marc Shaiman for NBC’s Smash. Jack Wall and Kamar de los Reyes performed Niño Precioso, a song that Wall composed for the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Tom Lowe performed the song Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from the musical Les Miserables and singer-songwriter Graham Parker performed What Do You Like? from Judd Apatow’s This Is 40. Finally, four of this year’s Best Original Song nominees at the Academy Awards, including Skyfall from the latest James Bond film, Suddenly from Les MiserablesEverybody Needs a Best Friend from Ted and Before My Time from Chasing Ice were also performed in a medley.

In addition, composers of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2012 were also honored at the event. Among the composers who accepted their award in person were Patrick Doyle (Brave), John Powell (Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Lorax), Marco Beltrami (The Woman in Black), Walter Murphy (Ted), Henry Jackman (Wreck-It-Ralph), Nathan Johnson (Looper), Michael Brook (The Vow), Erran Baron Cohen (The Dictator), Alain Boublil (Les Miserables), Robert Duncan (Castle), Sean Callery (Elementary, Bones), Gabriel Mann (Modern Family), James Levine (Glee, The New NormalRoyal Pains, Major Crimes), Alf Clausen (The Simpsons), Wendy Melvoin (Touch) and Michael Suby (Make It or Break It, Vampire Diaries).

Here is the full list of winners:

Those honored in the Top Box Office Films category included past ASCAP Henry Mancini Award honorees James Newton Howard (The Bourne Legacy, The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman), Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted), Howard Shore (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Marc Shaiman (Parental Guidance) and Carter Burwell (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2). In addition, awards were presented to James Horner (The Amazing Spider-Man); 2013 ASCAP Henry Mancini Award recipient Patrick Doyle (PRS) [Brave]; Erran Baron Cohen (PRS) [The Dictator]; Cinco Paul (Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax); John Powell (Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Ice Age: Continental Drift); Michael Giacchino (John Carter); Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer (PRS) and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables); Nathan Johnson (Looper); Jon Brion (ParaNorman and This Is 40); Marc Streitenfeld (Prometheus); Ramin Djawadi (Safe House); Paul Epworth (Skyfall); Seth MacFarlane and Walter Murphy (Ted); Graham Parker (PRS) [This Is 40]; Michael Brook (The Vow); Marco Beltrami (The Woman in Black); Yasushi Akimoto (JASRAC), Jamie Houston, Henry Jackman, Skrillex and Adam Young (Wreck-It Ralph).

ASCAP composers whose combined works earned the highest number of performance credits on network, local and cable television in the category of themes and dramatic underscore for the 2012 survey year were Jack Allocco, Joel Beckerman, David Kurtz, James Levine, Jeff Lippencott, Walter Murphy, Didier Lean Rachou, Jeff Richmond, David Vanacore and Mark T. Williams.

The composers who wrote the themes and underscore for the highest rated television series in 2012 were: Andrew Blunda, Paul Hepker, Didier Lean Rachou and J. Peter Robinson (After the Catch); J.J. Abrams and Michael Giacchino (Alcatraz); Seth MacFarlane and Walter Murphy (American Dad and The Cleveland Show); Catherine Dennis (PRS), Julian Gingell (PRS) and Barry Stone (PRS) [American Idol]; Jeff Lippencott, David Vanacore and Mark T. Williams (Apprentice 12); Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini and Scott Gordon (Army Wives and Criminal Minds); Matt Bowen, Devin Powers and Brad Segal (The Bachelor and The Bachelorette); Ed Robertson (SOCAN) [Big Bang Theory]; David Vanacore (Big Brother 14, Hell’s Kitchen and Top Shot); Jerry Becker, Jeff Lippencott, Pat Monahan and Mark T. Williams (Biggest Loser 13); Sean Callery, Jamie Forsyth, Ken Jordan and Julia Newmann (Bones); Robert Duncan (Castle); Atli Örvarsson (Chicago Fire); Alexis Román Estiz and Alberto Slezynger (Corazón Valiente); John Keane (CSI); Daniel McGrath (PRS) and Josh Phillips (PRS) [Dancing with the Stars]; John Lunn (PRS) [Downton Abbey]; Sean Callery and Mark Snow (Elementary); Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane and Walter Murphy (Family Guy); Elvin Ross (For Better or Worse); Roddy Bottum (Fred: The Show); Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones); James Levine (Glee, Major Crimes, The New Normal and Royal Pains); John Debney (Hatfields & McCoys); Michael Suby (Make It or Break It and Vampire Diaries); Anthony Ammar (APRA), Adam Gock (APRA), Jeff Lippencott, Dinesh Wicks (APRA) and Mark T. Williams (MasterChef); Grant Geissman and Josh Kelley (Mike & Molly); Gabriel Mann (Modern Family); Russell Emanuel (Mountain Men); Matthew Hawkins, Maurice “m.O” Jackson and Neil Martin (NCIS); Zooey Deschanel (New Girl); Jay Ferguson (NCIS: Los Angeles); Matt Chambless, David Paul Dorn, Jared Gutstadt, Bill Markt, William McIntyre, Steven Page, Jeff Peters and Rick Smith (Pawn Stars); J.J. Abrams and Ramin Djawadi (Person of Interest); Adam Cohen, Steve Franks and John Robert Wood (Psych); Alf Clausen (The Simpsons); Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Smash); Dave Kushner, Curtis Stigers, Kurt Sutter and Bob Thiele (Sons of Anarchy); Steven Belfer, Nicolas Carr, Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, Pat Irwin, Stephen Marston, Blaise Smith, Barry Trop and Ron Wasserman (SpongeBob SquarePants); Russ Landau and David Vanacore (Survivor: One World and Survivor: Philippines); Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin (Touch); Lee Aronsohn and Grant Geissman (Two and a Half Men); Alejandra Guzmán (Una Familia Con Suerte); Matt Chambless, David Paul Dorn, Jared Gutstadt, Bill Markt, William McIntyre, Jeff Peters, Schimmer Music Productions, Jordan Sears and Rick Smith (The Voice); Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead); and Simon Cowell (PRS) [X-Factor].

The Top Video Game Award went to Trent Reznor and Jack Wall, who composed the music to Call of Duty 2: Black Ops 2, the best-selling video game of 2012.