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And the nominees are...
22-Aug-2007 -

The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the most pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music: 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 on Saturday, October 20 on the closing evening of the Ghent International Film Festival.

Every year in Ghent, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) are presented by the World Soundtrack Academy. The Academy, which was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival and a number of film music composers, now encompasses over 270 leading composers. The stated goal of the Academy is to promote music in film, and it is achieving this with ever greater success, as can be seen by the growing (international) interest and recognition being given to film music.

The three principal categories are Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. In addition to this, at a later time, the Academy Board will also select the Discovery of the Year 2007. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, film music fans around the world can vote for their choice of the best soundtrack of the past year.

The nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards 2007
Film Composer of the Year

MYCHAEL DANNA (Little Miss Sunshine, Breach, The Nativity Story, Fracture)

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (The Queen, The Painted Veil)

PHILIP GLASS (Notes on a Scandal)

HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS (Déjà Vu, Shrek the Third, The Number 23, Flushed Away)

JOHN POWELL (Happy Feet)

Best Original Score of the Year

THE FOUNTAIN by Clint Mansell


NOTES ON A SCANDAL by Philip Glass

SHREK THE THIRD by Harry Gregson Williams

ZODIAC by David Shire

Best Original Song Written for Film

"LE FESTIN" from Ratatouille (Music and lyrics by Michael Giacchino and Performed by Camille)

"FALLING SLOWLY" from Once (Written and Performed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)

"I NEED TO WAKE UP" from An Inconvenient Truth (Written and Performed by Melissa Etheridge)

"WHEN YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO DANCE" from Miss Potter (Written by Mike Batt, Nigel Westlake, and Richard Maltby, Jr. Performed by Katie Melua)

"YOU KNOW MY NAME" from Casino Royale (Written by Chris Cornell and David Arnold. Performed by Chris Cornell)

Festival director Jacques Dubrulle on the World Soundtrack Awards

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Vote now for last year's best score!
You, as a soundtrack and film music fan, can cast your vote for what you consider the best score of the past 12 months. You can vote for any film released between 1 July, 2006 and 30 June, 2007.

How to vote? Simply click here to find a list with all films released this past year.

The score that gets the highest number of votes will receive the Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA), the world’s most important awards for film music, in Ghent on Sat 20 October. In 2006 Gustavo Santaolalla won the Public Choice Award for the music he wrote for Brokeback Mountain. The voting period is set from 1 July 2007 to 15 September 2007.

As the pre-eminent event for film music lovers, the 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards is not to be missed. Not only will the international top of film music composers be present at the ceremony, the Flemish Radio Orchestra will perform the hottest film music of the moment. Special guests are Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine, Fracture, Capote, Shattered Glass) and World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year 2006 Evanthia Reboutsika (My Father & My Son). More guests to be confirmed.

More info:


7th World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony - 20 October 2007
presented by the Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent

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