World Soundtrack Awards 2008
And the nominees are...
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 18 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 290 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 2008. 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 (see www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com).
The nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards 2008:
FILM COMPOSER of the YEAR
(award can be presented in respect of one film or a body of work in the year)
o ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (THE GOLDEN COMPASS)
o JAMES NEWTON HOWARD (CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, MICHAEL CLAYTON, I AM LEGEND)
o ALBERTO IGLESIAS (THE KITE RUNNER)
o DARIO MARIANELLI (ATONEMENT)
o JOHN POWELL (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE of the YEAR
o 3:10 TO YUMA BY MARCO BELTRAMI
o ATONEMENT BY DARIO MARIANELLI
o THE KITE RUNNER BY ALBERTO IGLESIAS
o THERE WILL BE BLOOD BY JONNY GREENWOOD
o WALL-E BY THOMAS NEWMAN
BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR FILM
o 'DESPEDIDA' from Love in the time of cholera
Music by: Antonio Pinto and Shakira, Lyrics by: Shakira, Performed by: Shakira
o 'DOWN TO EARTH' from Wall-E
Music by: Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel, Lyrics by: Peter Gabriel,
Performed by: Peter Gabriel
o 'DO YOU FEEL ME' from American Gangster
Music and Lyrics by: Diane Warren, Performed by: Anthony Hamilton
o 'GUARANTEED' from Into the Wild
Music and Lyrics by: Eddie Vedder, Performed by: Eddie Vedder
o 'A HERO COMES HOME' from Beowulf
Music and Lyrics by: Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri,
Performed by: Robin Wright Penn / Idina Menzel
The 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards on 18th October 2008
promises once again to be an event for lovers of film music. World-class
film music composers will come to Ghent for the presentation of the
World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony. The concert will offer a stage to
newcomers Tuur Florizoone and WSA Discoveries 2007 Daniel Tarrab &
Andres Goldstein. The Brussels Philharmonic (Flemish Radio Orchestra)
conducted by Dirk Brossé will also bring music of Dario Marianelli and
Angelo Badalamenti, being the special guests of the evening.
The nominees in the category World Soundtrack Discovery 2008