Monday, August 13, 2012
The nominees for Film Composer of the Year are Alexandre Desplat, Alberto Iglesias, Cliff Martinez, Howard Shore, and John Williams. Desplat has won Film Composer of the Year award four times in the last five years, but has yet to win an Academy Award.
Nominees for Best Original Film Score of the Year are Drive by Cliff Martinez, Hugo by Howard Shore, The Adventures of Tintin by John Williams, The Ides of March by Alexandre Desplat, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by Alberto Iglesias.
Composer Pino Donaggio will receive the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominees for Discovery of the Year and special awards will be announced later this month. The general public can vote for the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award at their website.
Nominees are determined by the over 300 international members of the WSA Academy which is comprised of composers, film professionals, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.
The 12th World Soundtrack Awards ceremony and concert will be held at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent on Saturday, October 20th. The 12th World Soundtrack Awards concert will also celebrate the music of award-winning composer James Newton Howard.
Complete list of nominations for the 12th World Soundtrack Awards
Film Composer of the Year
Award can be presented in respect of one film or in respect of a body of work in the year
Alexandre Desplat, A Better Life, Carnage, De Rouille Et d’Os (Rust & Bone), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Moonrise Kingdom, The Ides Of March
Alberto Iglesias, Le Moine (The Monk), La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Cliff Martinez, Contagion, Drive
Howard Shore, A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis, Hugo
John Williams, The 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; performed by Sinead O’Connor
"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
"Masterpiece" from W.E.; music & lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost & Jimmy Harry; performed by Madonna
Lifetime Achievement Award