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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. 

Discovery of the Year 2018:

Tamar-kali for ‘Mudbound’

Other nominees were:

- Laurent Eyquem for ‘Nostalgia’

- Hildur Guðnadóttir for ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado

- Valentin Hadjadj for ‘Girl’

- Amelia Warner for ‘Mary Shelley’

To submit your film for the Disocvery 2019, please find more information here


2018 - 'Mudbound'


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2017 - Moonlight

Britell Nicholas

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2016 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Kraemer Joe

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
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2016 WINNER Listen on Spotify
Year Composer Score Nominees Spotify
2015 Sanchez Antonio Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) View nominees
2014 Pemberton Daniel Cuban Fury, The Counselor View nominees
2013 Romer Dan Beasts of the Southern Wild View nominees
2012 Byrne Brian Albert Nobbs View nominees
2011 Heffes Alex The First Grader View nominees
2010 Korzeniowski Abel A Single Man View nominees
2009 Muhly Nico The Reader View nominees
2008 Streitenfeld Marc American Gangster View nominees
2007 Tarrab Daniel XXY View nominees
2006 Reboutsika Evanthia My Father & My Son View nominees
2005 Giacchino Michael The Incredibles View nominees
2004 Santaolalla Gustavo 21 Grams View nominees
2003 Pinto Antonio Cidade de Deus View nominees
2002 Badelt Klaus The Time Machine View nominees
2001 Armstrong Craig Kiss Of The Dragon; Moulin Rouge! View nominees

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