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Discovery of the Year
Discovery of the Year
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Since the World Soundtrack Academy encourages young composers, this award is aimed at emerging talent who, at the current WSA eligibility deadline, have scored between one to six feature films in total, which have had a commercial theatrical release in at least two countries. Contenders must be under 36 years old.


Nominees for Discovery of the Year 2017

  • Michael Abels: ‘Get Out’
  • Nicholas Britell: ‘Moonlight’
  • Dan Jones: ‘Lady Macbeth’
  • Rael Jones: ‘My Cousin Rachel’
  • Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka: ‘Lion’


2013 - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Romer Dan

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2012 - Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs

Byrne David

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2012 WINNER Listen to the playlist on Spotify
2011 - The First Grader

The First Grader

Heffes Alex

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2011 WINNER Listen to the playlist on Spotify
2010 A Single Man Korzeniowski Abel View nominees
2009 The Reader Muhly Nico View nominees
2008 American Gangster Streitenfeld Marc View nominees
2007 XXY Tarrab Daniel View nominees
2006 My Father & My Son Reboutsika Evanthia View nominees
2005 The Incredibles Giacchino Michael View nominees
2004 21 Grams Santaolalla Gustavo View nominees
2003 Cidade de Deus Pinto Antonio View nominees
2002 The Time Machine Badelt Klaus View nominees
2001 Kiss Of The Dragon; Moulin Rouge! Armstrong Craig View nominees

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