The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of nominees for
the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the
pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music:
Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best
Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners
will be proclaimed on Saturday, October 17 at the closing event of
the Ghent International Film Festival.
Every year in Ghent, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) are presented by
the World Soundtrack Academy. The Academy, which was founded in 2001 by
the Ghent International Film Festival and a number of film music
composers, now encompassing close to 300 leading composers and
representatives of the film music business. The stated goal of the
Academy is to promote music in film, and it is achieving this with ever
greater success, as can be seen by the growing (international) interest
and recognition being given to film music.
The three principal categories are Film Composer of the Year, Best
Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a
Film. At a later time, the Academy Board will also select the Discovery
of the Year 2009. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy,
film music fans around the world can vote the best soundtrack of the
past year (see www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com
The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2009:
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
o CARTER BURWELL (Burn After Reading, Twilight)
o ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Coco Avant Chanel, Largo Winch, Cheri)
o DANNY ELFMAN (Milk, Taking Woodstock, Notorious)
o MICHAEL GIACCHINO (Star Trek, Up, Land of the Lost)
o HANS ZIMMER (Frost/Nixon, Angels & Demons, The Dark Knight)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE OF THE YEAR
o BURN AFTER READING by Carter Burwell
o THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON by Alexandre Desplat
o FROST/NIXON by Hans Zimmer
o THE INTERNATIONAL by Reinhold Heil, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek
o SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE by A.R. Rahman
BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR A FILM
o "GRAN TORINO" from 'Gran Torino'
Music & Lyrics by Jamie Cullum, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Performed by Jamie Cullum & Don Runner
o "JAI HO" from 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Music by : A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar and Tanvi Shah
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaksmi Iyver, Vijay Prakash
Published by KM Musiq ltd
o "O SAYA" from Slumdog Millionaire'
Music & Lyrics by A.R. Rahman and Mathangi Arulpragasam
Performed by M.I.A. & A.R. Rahman
Published by KM Musiq ltd
o "RUN & HIDE" from 'Je l'aimais'
Music & lyrics by Anna Chalon
Performed by Anna Chalon
o "THE WRESTLER" from 'The Wrestler'
Music & lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Published by Bruce Springsteen
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