BMI composers swept the 10th Annual World Soundtrack Awards, held Saturday, October 23 as the celebratory conclusion of the 37th Ghent International Film Festival. Alexandre Desplat (SACEM) earned the Film Composer of the Year crown thanks to his sublime work on films including Julie & Julia, The Ghost Writer, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Fantastic Mr. Fox, the last of which also garnered Desplat his second consecutive Best Original Film Score of the Year win.
The Oscar-winning “The Weary Kind,” the theme of Crazy Heart co-written by BMI journeymen T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham, received Best Original Song Written for Film honors. Exciting young composer Abel Korzeniowski earned both the Discovery of the Year Award and the Public Choice Award, both in enthusiastic acknowledgement of his score for A Single Man.
Karzan Mahmood received the Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer, while John Barry was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which celebrates his profoundly influential work on films including Born Free, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves.
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2010 World Soundtrack Awards
Film Composer of the Year
Best Original Film Score of the Year
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Alexandre Desplat
Best Original Song Written for Film
“The Weary Kind,” the theme from Crazy Heart
Co-written by T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham
Discovery of the Year Award
Public Choice Award
Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Lifetime Achievement Award