The World Soundtrack Academy has announced its nominees for the 2012 Awards & Concert, to be held on October 20 at the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival in Belgium. The nominees are:

Film Composer of the Year

Alexandre DesplatA Better Life, Carnage, De Rouille Et d'Os (Rust & Bone), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Moonrise Kingdom, The Ides of March

Alberto IglesiasLe Moine (The Monk), La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Cliff MartinezContagion, Drive

Howard ShoreA Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis, Hugo

John WilliamsThe Adventures of Tintin, War Horse

Best Original Film Score of the Year

Drive by Cliff Martinez

Hugo by Howard Shore

The Adventures of Tintin by John Williams

The Ides of March by Alexandre Desplat

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by Alberto Iglesias

Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

"Lay Your Head Down"
from Albert Nobbs
music by Brian Byrne
lyrics by Glenn Close

"Breath Of Life"
from Snow White and the Huntsman
music & lyrics by Florence Welch & Isabella Summers
performed by Florence + the Machine

"The Living Proof"
from The Help
music & lyrics by Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas
performed by Mary J. Blige

"Man Or Muppet" from The Muppets
music & lyrics by Bret McKenzie
performed by Jason Segel and Walter

from W.E.
music & lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost & Jimmy Harry performed by Madonna

The event will also celebrate the music of James Newton Howard. Howard and Dirk Brosse will conduct the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanied by select film clips.

In addition, composer Pino Donaggio will receive the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award. A selection of his work will also be performed at the concert.

The World Soundtrack Academy, founded in 2011, celebrates the role of music in film and honors film composers. The Academy has over 300 members including composers, film professions, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.

Tickets to the event can be purchased here.