World Soundtrack Awards Announces 2010 Nominees

Film Music Magazine • August 11, 2010

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2010 Awards to be presented in three categories: 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 announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 23, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2010:

Film Composer of the Year

· Alexandre Desplat – Fantastic Mr. Fox, New Moon, Julie & Julia, The Ghost Writer
· Hans Zimmer – Sherlock Holmes, Despicable Me, It’s Complicated
· Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland, The Wolfman
· John Powell – Green Zone, How To Train Your Dragon, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Knight & Day
· Carter Burwell – The Blind Side, A Serious Man, Where the Wild Things Are, Howl, The Kids Are All Right

Best Original Film Score of the Year

· Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
· Avatar – James Horner
· Where the Wild Things Are – Carter Burwell & Karen Orzolek
· A Single Man – Abel Korzeniowski
· Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song Written Directly For a Film

· ‘Almost there’ from “The Princess and the Frog” music & lyrics by Randy Newman, performed by Anika Noni Rose
· ‘I see you’ from “Avatar” music by James Horner & Simon Franglen lyrics by James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell. performed by Leona Lewis
· ‘I want to come home’ from “Everybody’s fine” music & lyrics by Paul McCartney, performed by Paul McCartney
· ‘Sticks & Stones’ from “How to train your dragon” music & lyrics by Jon Birgisson, performed by Jonsi
· The Weary Kind from “Crazy heart” music & lyrics by Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett, performed by Ryan Bingham (& Jeff Bridges)

Following the Awards presentations, 11 world class composers will be appearing live in concert including Oscar-winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings trilogy), Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Interview With A Vampire), Gabriel Yared (The English Patient), Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, Brokeback Mountain), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) as well as Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Craig Armstrong (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Ray) Alberto Iglesias (The Kite Runner, Volver), Bruno Coulais (The Chorus), Frédéric Devreese (Un Soir, Un Train) and composer Nico Muhly (The Reader).

The World Soundtrack Academy was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival to celebrate the role of music in film and honor film composers. The WSA Academy now has over 300 international members comprised of composers, film professionals, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.

At the end of August, the Academy Board will announce the 5 nominees for the category ‘Discovery of the Year 2010’. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, film music fans around the world can vote for the best soundtrack of the year.

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By Sol Goldberg on August 14th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

How is it possible that the towering maestro John Towers Williams does not appear in any of the above lists? I cannot believe my eyes !

Sol Goldberg.

By dominique on September 5th, 2010 at 1:09 am

i can´t belive that hans zimmer and alexandre desplat are mentioned in the lists again. desplat “fox” wasn´t very nice neither zimmer “holmes” very sad and a copy of the oscars… what´s about morricones wonderful work for “Baaria”?

By Aoife on May 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I thought Holmes was quite fresh to his usual full orchestrations @dominique. However, howdid Horner make the list? Avatar was recycled music bar the song. Mix Titanic and Troy on an ipod and dont look at it and you will find it almost impossible to tell the difference plus you will hear Avatar in many places. I know composers have a certain style, but there are complete passages!!

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