It’s been a great year for Broadcast Music, Inc. composer Mychael Danna, who continued his winning streak at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15 in Los Angeles. Danna won in the Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) category for his work on Reelz Channel’s World Without End (the episode titled “Medieval Life and Death”).
BMI recently recognized Danna, who is known for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music, with a BMI Film & TV Award for Life of Pi, the beautiful score which has earned Danna the bulk of his awards in 2013.
Back in January, Danna took home the Golden Globe for Best Original Score - Motion Picture, also for Life of Pi. That same month, he was honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival with the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing.
In February, Danna clinched the Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score (Life of Pi).
Up next, Danna is nominated for multiple World Soundtrack Awards, including Best Original Film Score of the Year, Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film (“Pi’s Lullaby”) and Film Composer of the Year - all for his work on Life of Pi. The awards show will take place in Ghent, Belgium, on October 19.
“The most gratifying filmmaking experiences are ones that take effort to unpeel the layers surrounding the heart of the story and to find the best musical expression of that heart,” says Danna. “Those are always the film scores I am most proud of.”
Join us in congratulating Danna on all his successes!