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

Marco Beltrami
A Good Day to Die Hard, Carrie, The Homesman, Snowpiercer, Warm Bodies, World War Z, The Wolverine

Alexandre Desplat
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Godzilla, Marius, The Monuments Men, Philomena, Venus in Fur, Zulu

Steven Price
Gravity, The World’s End

Gabriel Yared
A Promise, In Secret, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Tom at the Farm

Hans Zimmer
12 Years A Slave, The Lone Ranger, Man Of Steel, Rush

Best Original Film Score of the Year

All Is Lost – Alex Ebert
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
Gravity – Steven Price
Her – Arcade Fire
12 Years a Slave – Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song written directly for a Film

from: ‘All Is Lost’
music & lyrics by Alex Ebert
performed by Alex Ebert

from ‘Despicable Me’
performed by Pharrell Williams

Let It Go
from ‘Frozen’
music & lyrics by Bobby Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
performed by

The Moon Song
from ‘Her’
music & lyrics by Anthony Gonzalez and Susanne Sundfør
performed by Karen O

Ordinary Love
from ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’
music & lyrics by Adele & Paul Epworth
performed by Adele

As previously reported, Cliff Martinez will be receiving the lifetime achievement award and the music of Alexandre Desplat will also be celebrated at the 14th World Soundtrack Awards gala.

  1. tiago says:

    Somethings I don’t understand. Hans Zimmer nominated for Film Composer of the Year? Ok, his scores for Rush and Lone Ranger were really great, but the majority of his work on the last couple of years were below him, especially 12 Years a Slave, basically, a “Time” rearrangement, and, of course, Man of Steel.

    Marco Beltrami has some nice works on the last years, like Snowpiercer and World War Z, but I wouldn’t qualify him as “Film Composer of the Year”.

    And, for the scores nominated as “Original Film Score of the Year”, I think it is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, not An Unexpected Journey, right?

    One last thing: All is Lost and Gravity are two of the most overrated film scores I’ve ever heard.