November 04, 2011

2011 Film & Tv Music Awards

Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen Receive Special Honors; Halo:Reach wins Top Video Game Award

(l-r): ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, ASCAP Henry Mancini Award honoree Angelo Badalamenti, ASCAP Golden Note Award honoree Alf Clausen and ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento

(l-r): ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, ASCAP Henry Mancini Award honoree Angelo Badalamenti, ASCAP Golden Note Award honoree Alf Clausen and ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento

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ASCAP hosted its 26th Annual Film & Television Music Awards on June 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The dinner and awards ceremony paid special tribute to Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen, and honored the composers of the top box office film music and the most performed television music of 2010.

Director David Lynch and ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams presented ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award to acclaimed composer Angelo Badalamenti in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music. Following a video montage highlighting his distinguished career, Badalamenti and his 11-piece band, comprising colleagues and music students from the jazz department at California State University Northridge, performed a medley of his music.

Longtime friend and fellow composer Lee Holdridge and writer/producer of The Simpsons (1989-92) Jay Kogen presented Emmy Award-winning composer Alf Clausen with ASCAP's Golden Note Award in recognition of his ongoing success as one of the most versatile and popular composers, conductors, and arrangers in Television and Film Music. Clausen closed the show with a performance from his 17-piece big band.

The winner of the Top Video Game Award was Halo: Reach with music composed by Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori.

Those honored in the Top Box Office Films category included past ASCAP Henry Mancini Award honorees Carter Burwell (True Grit), John Debney (Iron Man 2, Valentine's Day, Yogi Bear), Randy Newman (Toy Story 3), James Newton Howard (The Last Airbender, Salt, The Tourist) and Hans Zimmer (Inception, Megamind), in addition to Lorne Balfe (Megamind), Jon Brion (The Other Guys), Michael Brook (The Fighter), Ramin Djawadi (Clash of the Titans), Rupert Gregson-Williams (Grown Ups), James Horner (The Karate Kid), Deborah Lurie (Dear John), Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams (Despicable Me), John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon), Trevor Rabin (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), Trent Reznor (The Social Network), Glenn Slater (Tangled), Marc Streitenfeld (Robin Hood) and Steven Trask (Little Fockers).

ASCAP composers whose combined works earned the highest number of performance credits on network, local and cable television in the category of themes and dramatic underscore for the 2010 survey year were Jack Allocco, Joel Beckerman, Sean Callery, Rob Duncan, Michael Giacchino, David Kurtz, Jeff Lippencott, Walter Murphy, David Vanacore and Mark T. Williams.

For a complete list of award winners, click here