World Soundtrack Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: August 16, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the nominees for the 2013 World Soundtrack 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 winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on Saturday, October 19, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival. Here are the nominations:

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 Beautiful
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

from ‘Oblivion’
music & lyrics by Anthony Gonzalez and Susanne Sundfør
performed by M83 feat. Susanne Sundfør

from ‘Skyfall’
music & lyrics by Adele & Paul Epworth
performed by Adele

As previously reported, Riz Ortolani will be receiving the lifetime achievement award and the music of Alexandre Desplat will also be celebrated at the 13th World Soundtrack Awards gala.

  1. Tiago Rangel says:

    I’m a big fan of James Newton Howard, but his scores to Bourne Legacy and After Earth wasn’t so good. So, I don’t understand his nominations. Mychael Danna, Danny Elfman and The Hobbit deserve the awards.