Best Original Film Score of the Year goes to Antonio Sanchez's music for 'Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'. The World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event of the 42nd Film Fest Gent, on the evening of Saturday 24 October at Kuipke in Ghent.
This year’s Best Original Song written directly for a Film is ‘The Apology Song' from 'The Book of Life’, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams and performed by Diego Luna. Discovery of the year 2015 also goes to Antonio Sanchez for ‘Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’. The Sabam Award for Best Young Composer goes to Peer Kleinschmidt and John Paesano's music for ‘The Maze Runner’ won the Public Choice Award.
After the annual presentation of the prestigious film music prizes, Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir, conducted by Dirk Brossé, played a striking selection from the extensive oeuvre of the guest of honour, Alan Silvestri. He composed the score for 'The Walk', that had it's worldpremiere at the concert. The film music by Discovery of 2015 Daniel Pemberton, with the premiere of the score for 'Steve Jobs' was also given a well-deserved place in the concert, as was the music of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Patrick Doyle with the premiere of the music for 'Cinderella'.
The photos of the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert can be downloaded in high resolution from the festival website.
Best Composer of the year
Best Original Film Score of the Year
'Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)' by Antonio Sanchez
Best Original Song Written for a Film
The Apology Song from 'The Book of Life'
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams, performed by Diego Luna
Discovery of the Year
Antonio Sanchez for ‘Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’
Sabam Award for Best Young Composer
Public Choice Award
‘The Maze Runner’ by John Paesano
Lifetime Achievement Award
The 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards takes place on October 19th with the award ceremony and concert during the World Soundtrack Awards Gala. An extra WSA Concert will be held on the 20th of October (without ceremony).