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BMI Composer Mychael Danna and Others Win Big at 2013 World Soundtrack Awards

Posted in News on October 29, 2013
Pictured at the 2013 World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium, are (L-R): BMI composer and nominee Thomas Newman, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI composer Alexandre Desplat and BMI composer and Public Choice Award winner Rahman Altin.
Pictured at the 2013 World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium, are (L-R): BMI composer and nominee Thomas Newman, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI composer Alexandre Desplat and BMI composer and Public Choice Award winner Rahman Altin.

Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates the winners of the 2013 World Soundtrack Awards, which took place in Ghent, Belgium, on October 19. The awards are distributed annually to mark and celebrate outstanding achievements in scoring music for motion pictures. BMI composer Mychael Danna continued his winning streak this year, winning both the Film Composer of the Year award and Best Original Film Score of the Year (2012) for Life of Pi. BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross attended the awards ceremony, accepting the award for Best Original Song Written for a Film on Adele’s behalf. After the Awards, the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé, treated the audience to a selection of film scores from prolific BMI composer Alexandre Desplat, who also conducted some of his own compositions.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Film Composer of the Year
Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)

Best Original Film Score of the Year 2012
Life of Pi by Mychael Danna

Best Original Song Written for a Film
“Skyfall” from Skyfall
Music & lyrics: Adele & Paul Epworth / performed by Adele

Discovery of the Year
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Public Choice Award
Rahman Altin for The Butterfly’s Dream (Kelebeğin Rüyası)

Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Gilles Alonzo

Lifetime Achievement Award
Riz Ortolani