ASCAP Members & Affiliates Score 2010 World Soundtrack Award Nominations

August 23, 2010
Carter Burwell
Carter Burwell
 
John Powell
John Powell
 
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
 
James Horner
James Horner
 
Kuk Harrell
Kuk Harrell
 
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
 
Randy Newman
Randy Newman
 
Hélène Muddiman
Hélène Muddiman
   

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2010 World Soundtrack Awards. Once again, the lion’s share of the nominated composers and songwriters are ASCAP members and international affiliates – including perennial nominees Carter Burwell, John Powell and Hans Zimmer. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 23rd, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

Following the Awards presentations, 11 world class composers will be appearing live in concert, including ASCAP’s own Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings trilogy), Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Interview With A Vampire), Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks) and Nico Muhly (The Reader). Also performing are SACEM affiliates Gabriel Yared (The English Patient) and Bruno Coulais (The Chorus, Coraline), PRS affiliates Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) and Craig Armstrong (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Ray), SGAE affiliate Alberto Iglesias (The Kite Runner, Volver) and SABAM affiliate Frédéric Devreese (Un Soir, Un Train), all of whom license through ASCAP in the US.

The Academy Board also nominated ASCAP affiliate Hélène Muddiman (PRS) for the prestigious Discovery of the Year honor, selected by the Academy to celebrate emerging film composing talent. ASCAP members Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino and Nico Muhly have all been selected in previous years. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, film music fans around the world can vote for the best soundtrack of the year (see www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com/voting).

ASCAP congratulates all of our nominated members and affiliates:


Film Composer of the Year


Carter BurwellThe Blind Side, A Serious Man, Where the Wild Things Are, Howl, The Kids Are All Right
John PowellGreen Zone, How to Train Your Dragon, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Knight & Day
Hans ZimmerSherlock Holmes, It's Complicated

Best Original Film Score of the Year


Avatar by James Horner
Sherlock Holmes by Hans Zimmer
Where the Wild Things Are by Carter Burwell


Best Original Song Written Directly For a Film


“Sticks & Stones” from How to Train Your Dragon
Jon “Jonsi” Birgisson (PRS) of Sigur Ros

“I See You” from Avatar
James Horner
Simon Franglen (PRS)
Kuk Harrell

“I Want to Come Home” from Everybody’s Fine
Paul McCartney (PRS)

“Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog
Randy Newman


Discovery of the Year Award


Hélène Muddiman (PRS) - Skin