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    Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:06:25

    World Soundtrack 2012 Awards Nominees Announced - You can also vote for best soundtrack

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    hent - The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2012 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 & concert on Saturday, Oct. 20, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

    You can also vote for the best soundtrack, too!

    The nominees of the World Soundtrack Awards 201

    Best Original Film Score of the Year
    DRIVE by Cliff Martinez
    HUGO by Howard Shore
    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 Sinéad 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

    from W.E.
    music & lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost & Jimmy Harry
    performed by Madonna

    The music of award-winning composer James Newton Howard will be celebrated in concert at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards, which will be held at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent on Saturday, October 20th. Howard is one of the most versatile and respected film music composers currently working in film. A program of his impressive music will be performed by the renowned Brussels Philharmonic and be accompanied by select film clips. The concert will be conducted by both Howard and Dirk Brossé.

    Howard most recently scored the blockbuster films Snow White and the Huntsman and The Hunger Games. His credits include King Kong, The Sixth Sense, The Fugitive and Pretty Woman, among many others

    In addition, composer Pino Donaggio will be receiving the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. A selection of his work will also be performed at the concert. Donaggio is a frequent collaborator of director Brian De Palma and has scored the filmmaker's Carrie, Home Movies, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Body Double and Raising Cain. Donaggio will also be scoring De Palma's upcoming feature Passion.

    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 2012'. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, film music fans around the world can vote for the best soundtrack of the year (see www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com).

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    —Maggie Pannacione

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