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BMI Film & Television Awards Salute Composers of Top Movie, TV, Cable Music

Posted in News on May 17, 2006
'Narnia' Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Honored for Outstanding Career Achievement; Classic Contribution Award Goes to Earle Hagen

BMI honored the composers and songwriters of the music from the past year's top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs at its annual Film & Television Awards. Held May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the black-tie gala was hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Film/TV Relations Vice President Doreen Ringer Ross, who handed out more than 100 BMI Crystals throughout the evening.

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Harry Gregson-Williams Bio

A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the BMI Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement to versatile film composer Harry Gregson-Williams. Named after late BMI Vice President Richard Kirk, the prestigious award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music. Past honorees include Jerry Goldsmith, Mike Post, Thomas Newman, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Lalo Schifrin, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken and John Williams.

Harry Gregson-WilliamsEarle Hagen

One of Hollywood's most sought-after composers, Harry Gregson-Williams has infused his unique musical talent into the scores of such diverse films as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Man on Fire, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Shrek, Shrek 2, Spy Game, Chicken Run, Kingdom of Heaven, Antz and Domino. The British-born Golden Globe nominee, who was named Composer of the Year at the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival, is currently working on the music to Shrek the Third and Déja Vu.

Celebrated BMI composer Earle Hagen received the Classic Contribution Award in recognition of more than 50 years as a BMI affiliate. He was also cited for 10 years of dedication as a mentor and teacher of the BMI workshop he founded in 1986, where he was instrumental in fostering the careers of many young film and television composers. A past Richard Kirk Award recipient, Hagen has written some of the most memorable themes in TV music history, including The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, Make Room for Daddy, Gomer Pyle, USMC, That Girl and The Mod Squad, among others. He is also the author of three books, two of which are considered the definitive textbooks in the film scoring field.

BMI's Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning composers were also feted, including Latin rock pioneer Gustavo Santaolalla, whose Brokeback Mountain music earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" from the movie's soundtrack. Danny Elfman's Emmy-winning theme to the ABC hit Desperate Housewives gave the composer two of his three wins; his score to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also earned him a BMI Film/TV Award.

The gala ceremony also honored Rolfe Kent for the comedies Failure to Launch and Wedding Crashers, Trevor Rabin for sports drama Coach Carter, BMI Icon Brian Wilson for the theme to HBO's Big Love, Mark Mothersbaugh for the underscore to Big Love and family film Herbie: Fully Loaded, Charlie Clouser for the sequel Saw II and hit TV show Numb3rs, John Williams for the Golden Globe-winning Memoirs of a Geisha and blockbuster film War of the Worlds, David Newman for the romantic comedy Monster-In-Law, Alex Wurman for the groundbreaking documentary March of the Penguins, and Christopher Young for the horror movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

BMI Television and Cable Awards went to Steve Jablonsky for Desperate Housewives, Larry Groupé for Commander in Chief, Kevin Kiner for CSI: Miami, Peter Manning Robinson for Without a Trace, Charlie Midnight for Daisy Does America, James Levine for The Closer, and Dain Blair and Tony Phillips for the hit series Deal Or No Deal and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Also taking home multiple BMI Crystals were repeat triple winner Pete Townshend (PRS) for CSI, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY, as well as double winners Dominic Messinger for the soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, and Mike Post for the long-running Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Below is the complete list of 2006 BMI Film/TV Awards winners:

BMI RICHARD KIRK AWARD
Harry Gregson-Williams

BMI CLASSIC CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Earle Hagen

BMI FILM MUSIC AWARDS:

Harry Gregson-Williams
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

John Williams
War of the Worlds

Rolfe Kent
Wedding Crashers

Danny Elfman
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Teddy Castellucci
The Longest Yard

John Ottman
Fantastic Four

T-Bone Burnett
Walk the Line

Theodore Shapiro
Fun with Dick and Jane

Charlie Clouser
Saw II

Rolfe Kent
Failure to Launch

Terence Blanchard
Inside Man

Gustavo Santaolalla
Brokeback Mountain

David Newman
Monster-In-Law

Nathan Barr
The Dukes of Hazzard

James Venable
Scary Movie 4

Alex Wurman
March of the Penguins

Henning Lohner (GEMA)
The Ring Two

Martin Tillman
The Ring Two

Christopher Young
The Exorcism of Emily Rose

David Arnold
Four Brothers

George S. Clinton
Big Momma's House 2

Clint Mansell
Sahara

Trevor Rabin
Coach Carter

Mark Mothersbaugh
Herbie: Fully Loaded

BMI TELEVISION AWARDS:

Daniel Powter
American Idol

Pete Townshend (PRS)
CSI

Danny Elfman
Desperate Housewives

Steve Jablonsky
Desperate Housewives

Carim Clasmann (PRS)
Grey's Anatomy

Galia Durant (PRS)
Grey's Anatomy

Peter Manning Robinson
Without a Trace

Kevin Kiner
CSI: Miami

Pete Townshend (PRS)
CSI: Miami

Chuck Lorre
Two and a Half Men

Brian Kirk
NCIS

Dain Blair
Deal Or No Deal

Tony Phillips
Deal Or No Deal

Mike Post
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

Chris Wagner
New Adventures of Old Christine

Robert Del Naja (PRS)
House

Grantley Marshall (PRS)
House

Andrew Vowles (PRS)
House

Larry Groupe
Commander In Chief

Bill Brown
CSI: NY

Pete Townshend (PRS)
CSI: NY

Eric Allaman
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Dain Blair
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Tony Phillips
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Jeff Lippencott
Unan1mous

Michael Giacchino
Lost

Mark Mancina
Criminal Minds

Martin Davich
ER

Charlie Clouser
Numb3rs

Mike Post
Law & Order

BMI CABLE AWARDS:

Brian Wilson
Big Love

Tony Asher
Big Love

Mark Mothersbaugh
Big Love

Alyson Palmer
The L Word

Amy Ziff
The L Word

Elizabeth Ziff
The L Word

Jimmy Levine
The Closer

Charlie Midnight
Daisy Does America

Michael Corcoran
Drake & Josh

Chris Lee
Drake & Josh

David Derby
MTV's The 70s House

Michael Kotch
MTV's The 70s House

James Johnston
WWE Raw

Daniel Radlauer
Hogan Knows Best

Adam Zelkind
Hogan Knows Best

Danny Pelfrey
Strong Medicine

Jeff Edwards
American Chopper

Matt Koskenmaki
American Chopper

John Coda
That's So Raven

Phil Garrod
The O'Reilly Factor

Reed Hays
The O'Reilly Factor

Scott Schreer
The O'Reilly Factor

OSCAR AWARD WINNERS:

Gustavo Santaolalla
Brokeback Mountain

Paul Beauregard
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle and Flow

Cedric Coleman
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle and Flow

Jordan Houston
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle and Flow

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNERS:

John Williams
Memoirs of a Geisha

Gustavo Santaolalla
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old" from Brokeback Mountain

EMMY AWARD WINNERS:

Danny Elfman
Desperate Housewives

Jerry Pilato
All My Children

A.J. Gundell
All My Children

Gary Kuo
All My Children

Dominic Messinger
All My Children

Kim Oler
All My Children

Paul S. Glass
One Life to Live

Dominic Messinger
One Life to Live

Bette Sussman
One Life to Live

Chris Biondo
National Geographic Ultimate Explorer - On Thin Ice

Lenny Williams
National Geographic Ultimate Explorer - On Thin Ice

Aaron Zigman
"Sim Shalom" from Crown Heights

Alex Brown
"Sim Shalom" from Crown Heights

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