ASCAP Film Composers Win Big at the 2017 IFMCA Awards

On February 22, the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announced the winners of its annual awards, honoring music in film and TV from 2017. ASCAP members and international affiliates took 79% of the composition categories, including Score of the Year for Jonny Greenwood's work on Phantom Thread and Film Music Composition of the Year for Michael Giacchino's powerful end credits from War for the Planet of the Apes.

Both Greenwood and Giacchino cinched two awards each, as did Benjamin Wallfisch for his work on A Cure for Wellness and Mully.

Congrats to all of our wonderful composers on these wins – another demonstration of the truly global appeal of ASCAP film music!

Jonny Greenwood (PRS)
Phantom Thread
Score of the Year
Best Original Score for a Drama Film

Michael Giacchino
War for the Planet of the Apes
Film Music Composition of the Year (“End Credits”)
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film

Benjamin Wallfisch
A Cure for Wellness
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
Mully
Best Original Score for a Documentary

Christopher Willis
The Death of Stalin
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film

Bruce Broughton
John Debney
The Orville
Best Original Score for Television

David García Díaz
Rime
Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media

Miklós Rózsa (PRS)
Ben-Hur
Best New Release, Re-Release or Re-Recording of an Existing Score

Franz Waxman
Captains Courageous: The Franz Waxman Collection
Best Film Music Compilation Album

Read the full list of IFMCA Awards winners here.