Voting is now open for the 2015 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards. Inaugurated in 2014, the Awards give ASCAP writer members an opportunity to honor their peers in the film, TV and video game music world. Over 500 ASCAP writers voted for the inaugural Composers’ Choice presentation last year. For 2015, we’ve expanded the Awards to include three categories: Film Score of the Year, TV Composer of the Year and Video Game Score of the Year. The winners will be revealed at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards on March 9th, 2015.
Composers’ Choice nominees were hand-picked by a select group of composers, film/TV industry leaders, and members of the Game Audio Network Guild, an organization of video game music professionals.
2014 FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
- Patrick Cassidy - Calvary
- Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Theory of Everything
- Mica Levi - Under the Skin
- Gary Yershon - Mr. Turner
- Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
2014 TV COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
- Sean Callery - 24: Live Another Day, Bones, Elementary, Homeland (read our interview with Sean)
- Alf Clausen - The Simpsons (read our interview with Alf)
- James Levine - American Horror Story, Glee, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles (read our interview with James)
- Bear McCreary - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Black Sails, Constantine, Outlander, The Walking Dead (read our interview with Bear)
- Jeff Russo - Fargo, Hostages, Power (read our interview with Jeff)
2014 VIDEO GAME SCORE OF THE YEAR
- The Banner Saga - Austin Wintory
- Destiny - C. Paul Johnson, Martin O'Donnell, Paul McCartney and Michael Salvatori
- Halo 2 Anniversary - Wataru Hokoyama, Lennie Moore and Tom Salta (with original score composed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori)
- Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Michael Curran, Grant Kirkhope and Geoff Knorr
- World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor - Neal Acree, Russell Brower, Edo Guidotti and Eimear Noone (with legacy themes by Jason Hayes and Glenn Stafford)
The last day to vote is February 22nd. Winners will be announced during the ASCAP Film & Television Awards ceremony on March 9th, 2015.