The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of nominees for the 2018 World Soundtrack Awards in the categories Film Composer of the Year, Best TV Composer and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on Wednesday, October 17 at the Ghent International Film Festival. As previously reported, Philippe Sarde will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. Here are the nominations:

Film Composer of the Year

Carter Burwell
Goodbye Christopher Robin, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexandre Desplat
Endangered Species, Isle of Dogs, Suburbicon, The Shape of Water, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Jonny Greenwood
Phantom Thread

Johann Johannsson
Last and First Men, Mandy, Mary Magdalene (co-composed with Hildur Guðnadóttir), The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man, The Mercy

John Williams
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Post

Best TV Composer of the Year:

Volker Bertelsmann
Gunpowder (as Hauschka), Patrick Melrose (as Hauschka)

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones (S7), The Strain (S4), Westworld (S2)

Rupert Gregson-Williams
The Alienist (S1), The Crown (S2, co-composed with Lorne Balfe)

Mac Quayle 
9-1-1 (S1, co-composed with Todd Haberman), American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, American Horror Story (S7), Mr. Robot (S3), Pose (S1)

Adam Taylor
Damnation (S1), The Handmaid’s Tale (S2)

Best Original Song written directly for a Film

Black Panther
from: ‘Black Panther’
Music & lyrics by Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Solana Rowe I, Matt Schaeffer, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith
Performed by Kendrick Lamar

Never Forget
from ‘Murder on the Orient Express’
Music by Patrick Doyle. Lyrics by Kenneth Branagh
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer

Remember Me
from ‘Coco’
Music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Performed by Benjamin Bratt

Stand Up for Something
from ‘Marshall’
Lyrics by Diane Warren and Common. Music by Diane Warren
Performed by Andra Day ft. Common

This Is Me
from ‘The Greatest Showman’
Music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Performed by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble

  1. Liam Martinez says:

    The winners should be Alexandre Desplat, Ramin Djawadi, and Remember Me.