2009 World Soundtrack Award Winners Announced

Film Music Magazine • October 21, 2009

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2009, the closing event of the 36th Ghent International Film Festival. The 9th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards was a highlight for film music professionals and fans. Two time Oscar nominee Alexandre Desplat was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2009, and also took home the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”). Double Oscar winner, A.R. Rahman, won Best Original Song Written for Film for Jai Ho (“Slumdog Millionaire”). Nico Muhly was the World Soundtrack Academy’s new discovery of the year with the score for “The Reader” and three time Oscar winner Marvin Hamlisch was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Both the ceremony and the concert were attended by an impressive list of VIPs from the film music world such as Alexandre Desplat, Marvin Hamlisch, A.R. Rahman, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and Alti Ovarsson, Jérôme Lemmonier and Andrew Lockington among others. After the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony musical performances were held featuring Hamlisch, Desplat and last year’s WSA Discovery Of The Year honoree Mark Streitenfeld all backed by the 80 member Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé, Marvin Hamlisch & Alexandre Desplat

2009 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARD WINNERS

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, COCO AVANT CHANEL,
LARGO WINCH, CHÉRI)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON by Alexandre Desplat

BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN FOR FILM

“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

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
NICO MUHLY “THE READER”

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
MARVIN HAMLISCH

PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD
“TWILIGHT” CARTER BURWELL

SABAM AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN COMPOSER
CHRISTOPHER SLASKI (UK)

The World Soundtrack Awards are organized in cooperation with Port of Ghent, Sabam, the province East-Flanders, the Ghent City Marketing Fund and Belgacom. For more info visit http://www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com

Comments

By raghavan on October 22nd, 2009 at 5:05 am

Nice information..I like it.

By deepak on October 22nd, 2009 at 7:52 am

mp3 of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON is nothing in front of slumdog millionaire .But I dont know what happened

By shane uk on December 31st, 2009 at 11:52 am

button soundtrack is excellent as is desplatt (birth soundtrack) as is soundtrack (the queen) desplatt is a top composser . about time he won top award

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