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Cliff Martinez and Top Composers Honored at the 2013 BMI Film & TV Awards

Posted in News on May 16, 2013
BMI Vice President Film/TV Doreen Ringer-Ross,
BMI Vice President Film/TV Doreen Ringer-Ross, "BMI Richard Kirk Award" winner Cliff Martinez and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 2013 BMI Film/TV Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 15, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Randall Michelson

Broadcast Music, Inc. saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs at its annual Film & TV Awards, which took place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 15, 2013.

Renowned composer Cliff Martinez received BMI’s Richard Kirk Award for his significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. Known for creating works that are fiercely original and artistically bold, Martinez began his venture into film scoring in 1989 with the Steven Soderbergh directed Sex, Lies, and Videotape - the first of ten theatrical releases they have collaborated on, including Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris and Contagion. As the 2013 recipient of the Richard Kirk Award, Martinez joins a prestigious list that includes David Arnold, Rachel Portman (PRS), Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry, Rolfe Kent, Charlie Fox and John Williams.

“I always thought that writing for films was the best job in the world…the sky was the limit; you could approach it any way that you wanted, use any instrument you wanted. And all the directors that I’ve worked with have encouraged me to score their films in my own unique way, so to be able to write the music that you really, really want to write, the music that you really love and get paid for it, is the best job in the world. I really want to thank BMI for standing by me all these years,” said Martinez upon receiving the award, which was presented to him by the night’s hosts, BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross.

Several of Martinez’s friends and collaborators congratulated him via a tribute video, including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Steven Soderbergh, Harmony Korine and Nicolas Winding Refn, director of the upcoming Martinez-scored film, Only God Forgives.

In addition to bestowing Martinez with the Richard Kirk Award, BMI was proud to recognize the composers behind the top-grossing films of the year, including Alan Silvestri (The Avengers), Thomas Newman (Skyfall), Danny Elfman (Oz the Great and Powerful, Men in Black 3) and John Williams (Lincoln).

iZLER (Revenge, Shameless), Rolfe Kent (Dexter) and Charlie Clouser (American Horror Story) were among the BMI composers honored in the realm of television, where 73% of all primetime shows of the preceding year had BMI composers behind them.

“Tonight’s awards reflected the broad spectrum of extraordinarily gifted composers in BMI’s family. It was an unforgettable night and a beautiful celebration of achievements in film and television music,” said Ringer-Ross.

Here’s the complete list of 2013 BMI Film & TV Awards winners:

RICHARD KIRK AWARD

CLIFF MARTINEZ

ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS

MYCHAEL DANNA
Life of Pi

ADELE (PRS)
“Skyfall,” from Skyfall

BMI FILM MUSIC AWARDS

ALAN SILVESTRI
The Avengers

THOMAS NEWMAN
Skyfall

DANNY ELFMAN
Oz the Great and Powerful

JOHN WILLIAMS
Lincoln

DANNY ELFMAN
Men in Black 3

BRIAN TYLER
Iron Man 3

ALAN SILVESTRI
The Croods

MARK MOTHERSBAUGH
Hotel Transylvania

NATHANIEL MECHALY (SACEM)
Taken 2

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (SACEM)
Argo

CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ
Identity Thief

DANNY ELFMAN
Silver Linings Playbook

MYCHAEL DANNA
Life of Pi

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (SACEM)
Rise of the Guardians

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (SACEM)
Zero Dark Thirty

ALAN SILVESTRI
Flight

CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ
Think Like A Man

THEODORE SHAPIRO
The Campaign

BRIAN TYLER
The Expendables 2

JOE KRAEMER
Jack Reacher

DANNY ELFMAN
Dark Shadows

AARON ZIGMAN
Madea’s Witness Protection

STEVE JABLONSKY
Battleship

ALAN MENKEN
Mirror Mirror

JOHN OTTMAN
Jack the Giant Slayer

THEODORE SHAPIRO
Hope Springs

MARK ISHAM
The Lucky One

HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS
Total Recall

LYLE WORKMAN
American Reunion

AARON ZIGMAN
Escape From Planet Earth

BMI SPECIAL CITATION OF APPRECIATION

LAURA DUNN

BMI MINISERIES MUSIC AWARD

TONY MORALES
Hatfields & McCoys

BMI TELEVISION MUSIC AWARDS

BRIAN KIRK
NCIS

CHUCK LORRE
Two and a Half Men

BLAKE NEELY
Golden Boy

JOS JORGENSEN
America’s Got Talent

ANDY LOVE
America’s Got Talent

BLAKE NEELY
The Mentalist

PETE TOWNSHEND (PRS)
CSI

CHRISTOPHER FRANKE
The Amazing Race

VAUGHN JOHNSON
The Amazing Race

LEE SANDERS
The Amazing Race

MARK MANCINA
Criminal Minds

ROB SIMONSEN
Blue Bloods

ROB CAIRNS
The Bachelor

GEORGE RITTER
Rules of Engagement

BERT SELEN
Rules of Engagement

CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ
Revolution

KEITH POWER (SOCAN)
Hawaii Five-0

BRIAN TYLER
Hawaii Five-0

CARIM CLASMANN (PRS)
Grey’s Anatomy

GALIA DURANT (PRS)
Grey’s Anatomy

PETER BJORN AND JOHN (STIM)
2 Broke Girls

JOHN FRIZZELL
The Following

PETE TOWNSHEND (PRS)
CSI: NY

BILL BROWN
CSI: NY

KEB’ MO’
Mike & Molly

DAVID BUCKLEY (PRS)
The Good Wife

JOS JORGENSEN
The X Factor

ANDY LOVE
The X Factor

SCOTT KIRKLAND
Bones

KENNETH BERRY
Undercover Boss

EHREN EBBAGE
Undercover Boss

MATT KOSKENMAKI
Undercover Boss

JOHN NOONEY
Undercover Boss

CRAIG OWENS
Undercover Boss

CHAD FISCHER
Scandal

iZLER
Revenge

CARTER BAYS
How I Met Your Mother

CRAIG THOMAS
How I Met Your Mother

MARK ISHAM
Once Upon a Time

MIKE POST
Law & Order: SVU

BLAKE NEELY
Arrow

BMI SPANISH-LANGUAGE TELEVISION MUSIC AWARDS

JOSE ANGEL
La Patrona

MARLU
La Patrona

PACO PANIAGUA
La Patrona

JUAN CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
La Patrona

ALEJANDRO SIRVENT BARTON
Abismo de Pasión

BMI CABLE TELEVISION MUSIC AWARDS

TREE ADAMS
Perception

JIM JOHNSTON
WWE Raw

MICHAEL BOLGER
SpongeBob SquarePants

SAGE GUYTON
SpongeBob SquarePants

EBAN SCHLETTER
SpongeBob SquarePants

JEREMY WAKEFIELD
SpongeBob SquarePants

JACE EVERETT
True Blood

NATHAN BARR
True Blood

CHARLIE CLOUSER
American Horror Story

CESAR DAVILA-IRIZARRY
American Horror Story

DAMON CRISWELL
Fish Hooks

ANDY STURMER
Fish Hooks

BRANDON KINDER
Bering Sea Gold

J.G. QUINTEL
The Regular Show

JOHN ENROTH
The Regular Show

ALBERT FOX
The Regular Show

MARK MOTHERSBAUGH
The Regular Show

CRAIG OWENS
Dance Moms

RONNIE VAN ZANT
Mountain Men

JACOB SHEA
Mountain Men

ROLFE KENT
Dexter

DANIEL LICHT
Dexter

iZLER
Shameless

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