The members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced their nominees for the latest IFMCA Awards, honoring achievements in film and television music in 2006. The nominees are:

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR

  • The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)
  • The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)
  • The Fountain (Clint Mansell)
  • Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (John Powell)

    FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

  • Alexandre Desplat
  • James Newton Howard
  • Mark Isham
  • John Powell
  • Hans Zimmer

    BEST NEW COMPOSER OF 2006

  • Caine Davidson (An American Haunting)
  • Nicholas Dodd (Renaissance)
  • Mark Orton (Sweet Land)
  • Douglas Pipes (Monster House)
  • Brett Rosenberg (Half Light)

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM

  • The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)
  • The Departed (Howard Shore)
  • The Good German (Thomas Newman)
  • The Nativity Story (Mychael Danna)
  • The Painted Veil (Alexandre Desplat)
  • The Queen (Alexandre Desplat)

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM

  • The Holiday (Hans Zimmer)
  • Little Miss Sunshine (Mychael Danna)
  • Miss Potter (Nigel Westlake and Rachel Portman)
  • The Pink Panther (Christophe Beck)
  • The Shaggy Dog (Alan Menken)

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FILM

  • Cars (Randy Newman)
  • Charlotte's Web (Danny Elfman)
  • The Ant Bully (John Debney)
  • Happy Feet (John Powell)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (John Powell)

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/THRILLER FILM

  • Casino Royale (David Arnold)
  • The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)
  • Firewall (Alexandre Desplat)
  • Mission: Impossible III (Michael Giacchino)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Hans Zimmer)

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM

  • Eragon (Patrick Doyle)
  • The Fountain (Clint Mansell)
  • Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)
  • Superman Returns (John Ottman)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (John Powell)

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION

  • 24 Seasons 4/5 (Sean Callery)
  • Battlestar Galactica Season 2 (Bear McCreary)
  • Lost Season 1 (Michael Giacchino)
  • Planet Earth (George Fenton)
  • The Ten Commandments (Randy Edelman)

    BEST SINGLE CUE OF 2006

  • "Evey Reborn" from V for Vendetta (Dario Marianelli)
  • "The Great Eatlon" from Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)
  • "Chevaliers de Sangreal" from The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)
  • "Eragon" from Eragon (Patrick Doyle)

    FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR

  • Film Score Monthly (Lukas Kendall, producer)
  • Intrada (Douglass Fake, producer)
  • La-La Land (MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys, producers)
  • MovieScore Media (Mikael Carlsson, producer)
  • Varese Sarabande (Robert Townson, producer)


    German composer Hans Zimmer leads the field with six nominations, for Score of the Year, Composer of the Year, one in the Comedy category, two in the Action/Thriller category, and for Best Single Cue of the Year. Other composers with multiple nominations include John Powell (5), Alexandre Desplat (4) and James Newton Howard (4).

    The International Film Music Critics Association is an association of editors, journalists and reviewers from online and print publications who specialize in writing about original film and television music. The IFMCA is a truly international organization, with members from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Greece, Italy, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

    The winners in each category will be announced on Friday, 23 February 2007.