BMI Congratulates the Nominees of the 2013 World Soundtrack Awards

Posted in News on August 20, 2013
BMI composer Mychael Danna with his Oscar for Original Score for <em>Life of Pi</em> at the 85th Annual Academy Awards earlier this year.
BMI composer Mychael Danna with his Oscar for Original Score for Life of Pi at the 85th Annual Academy Awards earlier this year.

Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates the nominees of the 2013 World Soundtrack Awards, to be presented at the upcoming ceremony in Ghent, Belgium, on October 19. The awards are distributed annually to mark and celebrate outstanding achievements in scoring music for motion pictures and to honor other achievements as provided for in the WSA rules and approved by the World Soundtrack Academy advisory board, of which BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross is a member. Launched in 2001 by the Ghent Film Festival, the World Soundtrack Academy is aimed at organizing and overseeing the educational, cultural and professional aspects of the art of film music. The World Soundtrack Awards are just one of the initiatives the World Soundtrack Academy has in place to preserve this art form and offer a strong platform to emerging film music talent in Europe.

Trophies at the World Soundtrack Awards are given out in the following categories: Film Composer of the Year (award can be presented in recognition of one film or a body of work in the year); Best Original Film Score of the Year; Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film; Discovery of the Year (emerging film composing talent) and Public Choice Award (for which audiences around the world can vote). Special awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award; Major Contribution to the Art of Film Music and Sound and SABAM Award For Best Young European Composer, an annual competition for European film music composers age 36 or less.

The first categories that have been announced for the 2013 World Soundtrack Awards are as follows, with more nominees to be announced soon:

Film Composer of the Year

Mychael Danna
Life of Pi

Alexandre Desplat
Argo, Reality, Renoir, Rise of the Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty

Danny Elfman
Epic, Frankenweenie, Hitchcock, Oz the Great and Powerful, Promised Land, Silver Linings Playbook

James Newton Howard   
After Earth, The Bourne Legacy

Thomas Newman  
Side Effects, Skyfall

Best Original Film Score of the Year

Anna Karenina by Dario Marianelli
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Howard Shore
Life of Pi by Mychael Danna
The Master by Jonny Greenwood
Skyfall by Thomas Newman

Song Nominations

"The Bathtub"
- from Beasts of the Southern Wild
- music & lyrics by Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin
- performed by The Lost Bayou Ramblers

"Young & Beautiful"
- from The Great Gatsby
- music & lyrics by Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels
- performed by Lana Del Rey

"Pi’s Lullaby"
- from Life of Pi
- music & lyrics by Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
- performed by Bombay Jayashri

- from Oblivion
- music & lyrics by Anthony Gonzalez and Susanne Sundfør
- performed by M83 feat. Susanne Sundfør

- from Skyfall
- music & lyrics by Adele & Paul Epworth
- performed by Adele

Discovery of the Year Award

Benjamin Wallfisch
Hammer of the Gods
Summer in February

Laurent Eyquem

Rob Simonsen
The Spectacular Now
The Way, Way Bac

Benh Zeitlin & Dan Romer
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Joseph Trapanese & Anthony Gonzalez (M83)

Learn more about the World Soundtrack Academy and its mission.