The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of nominees for the 2019 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 18 at the Ghent International Film Festival.

Here are the nominations:

Film Composer of the Year

Nicholas Britell
If Beale Street Could Talk; Vice

Daniel Pemberton
Yesterday; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse; Scarborough

John Powell
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Alan Silvestri
Avengers: Endgame; Welcome to Marwen

Benjamin Wallfisch
Hellboy; Shazam!; Serenity; King of Thieves; The Vanishing; The Darkest Minds

Best TV Composer of the Year:

Kris Bowers
“When They See Us” (Season 1), “For the People” (Season 2), “Black Monday” (Season 1), “Warriors of Liberty City” (Season 1)

Ramin Djawadi
“Game of Thrones” (Season 8), “Jack Ryan” (Season 1)

Murray Gold
“Years and Years” (Season 1), “Gentleman Jack” (Season 1)

Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Chernobyl”, “Ófærð” (“Trapped” – Season 2)

Jeff Russo
“Legion” (Season 3), “The InBetween” (Season 1), “The Act” (Season 1), “The Umbrella Academy” (Season 1), “Star Trek: Discovery” (Season 2), “Counterpart” (Season 2), “Channel Zero” (Season 4), “Snowfall” (Season 2)

Best Original Song written directly for a Film

Requiem for a Private War from ‘A Private War’
Written & performed by Annie Lennox

Shallow from ‘A Star is Born’
Written by Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, Mark Ronson
Performed by Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Sunflower from ‘Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse’
Written by Swae Lee (as Khalif Brown), Louis Bell, Post Malone (as Austin Post), Billy Walsh (as William Walsh), Carter Lang, Carl Rosen
Performed by Post Malone, Swae Lee

The Place Where Lost Things Go from ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
Written by Marc Shaiman
Performed by Emily Blunt

When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’
Written by David Rawlings, Gillian Welch
Performed by Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson

  1. liamdude5 says:

    Silvestri and Djawadi deserve to win.