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World Soundtrack Awards Announces 2012 Nominees

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, October 20, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.
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THE NOMINEES Film Composer of the Year Award can be presented in respect of one film or in respect of a body of work in the year Alexandre Desplat (A Better Life, Carnage, De Rouille Et d'Os (Rust & Bone), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Moonrise Kingdom, The Ides Of March) Alberto Iglesias (Le Moine (The Monk), La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) Cliff Martinez (Contagion, Drive) Howard Shore (A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis, Hugo) John Williams (The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse) Best Original Film Score of the Year DRIVE by Cliff Martinez HUGO by Howard Shore THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN by John Williams 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 Sinead 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 Masterpiece 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! 12th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert Saturday 20 October at 8 p.m. at 't Kuipke in Ghent Performance by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé accompanied by film scenes projected onto a big screen ickets cost €29, €39 or €49 Tickets can be reserved at via this link. VIP tickets (1st category + reception) can be purchased for €75 via the link above.
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