wsaThe World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of nominees for the 2016 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 19, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival. Here are the nominations:

Film Composer of the Year

Carter Burwell
Anomalisa, Hail Caesar!, Legend, The Family Fang, The Finest Hours

Daniel Pemberton
Mal de pierres, Steve Jobs, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Ennio Morricone
En mai fais ce qu’il te plaît, La Corrispondenza, The Hateful Eight

John Williams
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, The BFG

Thomas Newman
Bridge of Spies, Finding Dory, Spectre

Best TV Composer:

Jeff Beal
House of Cards

Sean Callery
Bones, Elementary, Homeland, Jessica Jones, Minority Report

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones, Person of Interest, The Strain

Bear McCreary
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Black Sails, Damien, Da Vinci’s Demons, Outlander, The Walking Dead

Mac Quayle
The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Mr. Robot

Best Original Song written directly for a Film

Better When I’m Dancin’
from: ‘The Peanuts Movie’
Music & Lyrics by Meghan Trainor & Thaddeus Dixon
Performed by Meghan Trainor

from ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’
Music & lyrics by Damien Rice
Performed by Damien Rice

None of Them Are You
from ‘Anomalisa’
Music & lyrics by Carter Burwell & Charlie Kaufman
Performed by Tom Noonan

True Love Avenue
from ‘Jenny’s Wedding’
Music & lyrics by Brian Byrne & Kasey Jones
Performed by Kristina Train

Writing’s on the Wall
from ‘Spectre’
Music & lyrics by Sam Smith & James Napier
Performed by Sam Smith

  1. SDH says:

    Which period does this cover? August 2015 – 2016?