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Mychael Danna and Top Composers Honored at 2014 BMI Film/TV Awards

Posted in News on May 15, 2014
BMI CEO Mike O’Neill; BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross;  Richard Kirk Award winner Mychael Danna; and BMI President Del Bryant at the 2014 BMI Film and Television Awards, held May 14, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
BMI CEO Mike O’Neill; BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross; Richard Kirk Award winner Mychael Danna; and BMI President Del Bryant at the 2014 BMI Film and Television Awards, held May 14, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Photo: Randall Michelson

Broadcast Music, Inc. was proud to honor renowned composer Mychael Danna with the Company’s Richard Kirk Award at the BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 14, 2014. The ceremony also 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.

BMI’s Richard Kirk Award is bestowed upon composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2014 recipient of the award, Danna joins a prestigious list that includes Cliff Martinez, 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’m so proud and happy that I’ve been able to spend my career the way all of you do in this room associated with the ancient and wonderful world of storytelling … The deepest joy of this life is the many collaborations; these are the things that are really the rewards,” said Danna upon accepting his award, adding, “I’m so honored to be in the company of the Richard Kirk alumni.”

An Academy Award-winning film composer, Danna has been recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, as well as many award-winning scores for his longtime collaborator, director Atom Egoyan. Danna has composed music for all of Egoyan’s films since 1987’s Family Viewing, winning the Genie for films Exotica, Felicia’s Journey, Ararat and The Sweet Hereafter. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as Moneyball, Capote, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Monsoon Wedding, Shattered Glass, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Surf’s Up, Water, Antwone Fisher, Being Julia and Girl, Interrupted.

The invitation-only event also acknowledged two luminaries in the fields of composition and film music journalism: composer Randy Edelman and journalist Jon Burlingame. Edelman, who has composed for films including The Last of the Mohicans, Gods and Generals, While You Were Sleeping and The Mask, received the BMI Spotlight Award in recognition of the use of his theme for The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. in games of the Olympiads spanning nearly two decades. Burlingame, a leading writer on the subject of music for film and the author of four books, was given a Special Citation of Appreciation for his expertise in the discipline.

Additional award winners of the evening included visionary composers James Newton Howard, Junkie XL, Bryan Tyler, Danny Elfman and Mark Mothersbaugh, among others.

The 2014 BMI Film/TV Awards were hosted by BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI President Del Bryant.

Here is a complete list of 2014 BMI Film/TV Award winners:

BMI Richard Kirk Award
Mychael Danna

BMI Special Citation of Appreciation
Jon Burlingame

BMI Spotlight Award
Randy Edelman

Academy Award® Winners
“LET IT GO” from FROZEN
Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Robert Lopez

BMI Film Music Awards
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
James Newton Howard

THE LEGO MOVIE
Mark Mothersbaugh

THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Brian Tyler

THE HEAT
Michael Andrews

WE’RE THE MILLERS
Ludwig Göransson
Theodore Shapiro

AMERICAN HUSTLE
Danny Elfman

DIVERGENT
Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL

RIDE ALONG
Christopher Lennertz

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Andrew Feltenstein
John Nau

LONE SURVIVOR
Chris Hrasky
Michael James
Munaf Rayani
Mark T. Smith
Steve Jablonsky

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2
Mark Mothersbaugh

NOW YOU SEE ME
Brian Tyler

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN
Danny Elfman

EPIC
Danny Elfman

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL

NOAH
Clint Mansell

42
Mark Isham

ELYSIUM
Ryan Amon

NON-STOP
John Ottman

PLANES
Mark Mancina

SAVING MR. BANKS
Thomas Newman

THE MONUMENTS MEN
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

2 GUNS
Clinton Shorter

WHITE HOUSE DOWN
Harald Kloser
Thomas Wander

THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY
Stanley Clarke

PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
Andrew Lockington (SOCAN)

BMI Network Television Music Awards
NCIS
Brian Kirk

UNDER THE DOME
Snuffy Walden

THE MILLERS
Jonathan Leahy
Manish Raval
Tom Wolfe

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
Jos Jorgensen
Andy Love

RESURRECTION
Blake Neely

BLUE BLOODS
Rob Simonsen

CSI
Pete Townshend (PRS)

HAWAII FIVE-0
Keith Power (SOCAN)
Brian Tyler

CRIMINAL MINDS
Mark Mancina

SCANDAL
Chad Fischer

GREY’S ANATOMY
Carim Clasmann (PRS)
Galia Durant (PRS)

THE BACHELOR
Rob Cairns

TWO AND A HALF MEN
Chuck Lorre

THE AMAZING RACE
Christopher Franke
Vaughn Johnson
Lee Sanders

ABOUT A BOY
Brett Dennen

THE GOOD WIFE
David Buckley (PRS)

MIKE & MOLLY
Keb’ Mo’

INTELLIGENCE
Clinton Shorter

THE MENTALIST
Blake Neely

CHICAGO FIRE
Atli Örvarsson

UNDERCOVER BOSS
Matt Koskenmaki

CHICAGO P.D.
Atli Örvarsson

LAW & ORDER: SVU
Mike Post

ARROW
Blake Neely

BMI Spanish-Language Television Music Awards
EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS
Marco Flores

LO QUE LA VIDA ME ROBÓ
Alex Sirvent

BMI Cable Television Music Awards
FALLING SKIES
Noah Sorota

PERCEPTION
Tree Adams

WWE RAW
Jim Johnston

SAM & CAT
Michael Corcoran
Eric Goldman

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
Michael Bolger
Sage Guyton
Eban Schletter
Jeremy Wakefield

TEEN WOLF
Dino Meneghin

TRUE BLOOD
Jace Everett
Nathan Barr

SHAKE IT UP
Aris Archontis
Chen Neeman
Michael Corcoran
Eric Goldman

AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Charlie Clouser
César Dávila-Irizarry

BERING SEA GOLD
Brandon Kinder

DEVIOUS MAIDS
Edward Shearmur

REGULAR SHOW
J. G. Quintel
Albert Fox
Mark Mothersbaugh
John Enroth

MASTERS OF SEX
Michael Penn