Daniel Pemberton was named Film Composer of the Year at the 21st World Soundtrack Awards, tonight’s closing event of the 48th Ghent Film Festival, for his scores for Aaron Sorkins’ The Trial of the Chicago 7, Harry Bradbeer’s Enola Holmes and the documentary Rising Phoenix. He previously received his first World Soundtrack Award in the Discovery of the Year category back in 2014. Carlos Rafael Rivera was honored as TV Composer of the Year today for his score for the Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit (for which he recently received his second Emmy Award) and HBO’s Hacks. Call Me Cruella from Disney’s Cruella (written by Nicholas Britell, Florence Welch, Steph Jones, Jordan Powers & Taura Stinson) won the award in the Best Original Song category. Nainita Desai was honored in the Discovery of the Year category for her score for the documentary The Reason I Jump. The Public Choice Award went to composer Benji Merrison for his score for Magnus Martens’ SAS: Red Notice. In addition, the SABAM Award for Best Young Composer went to Dougal Kemp, As previously announced, Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou received the Lifetime Achievement Award

  1. DG says:

    Guys, I know there might have been some limit on how many characters you can use for the title of the post but, seriously, the current title reads… odd – like, Pemberton wasn’t considered a film composer before this event?