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World Soundtrack Award nominees announced
23-Aug-2002 - GHENT (22 August 2002). Patrick Doyle, James Horner, Randy Newman, Howard Shore and Hans Zimmer are nominated for this year’s World Soundtrack Award for Composer of the Year, it was announced today by the World Soundtrack Academy’s Jacques Dubrulle and Marian Ponnet. Also nominated in other award categories are Danny Elfman, John Williams, Elliot Goldenthal and Sting. The 2002 World Soundtrack Awards ceremony takes place in Ghent on 19 October.

Nominees in three categories of the World Soundtrack Awards are selected by the 180+ membership of the World Soundtrack Awards. Regular membership is restricted to active film music composers around the world. In a second voting round, members will now select the winner in each of the three categories. Both the first and second voting rounds are conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. More details on WSA rules, members and activities can be found on World Soundtrack Awards.

Hans Zimmer is heading this year’s nominees list with four nominations in three categories: Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year (both for Black Hawk Down) and twice in Best Original Song Written for Film (Spirit, Stallion of Cimarron). This while Randy Newman received three nominations for Monsters Inc. A shortlist of candidates for the Discovery of the Year Award will be released in September.

PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD: Film music enthusiast from around the world in the meantime are also invited to select the winner of the Public Choice Award. They can do this until 15 September on World Soundtrack Awards, as well as via forms in a number of publications that support the awards: ‘Dreams’, ‘Film Score Monthly’, ‘Music For The Movies’ and ‘Score’. Public Choice Award voters can win a fully organized trip for two to the WSA Ceremony in Ghent.
All award winners will be presented on 19 October at a ceremony preceding the Fenton-Delerue: A Film Music Celebration special concert at Ghent’s Bijloke concert hall. It’s the final part in a four-day programme celebrating film music and composers (for further information please go to: World Soundtrack Awards).

A full overview of this year’s nominees in each of the three categories:
Patrick Doyle ("Gosford Park")
James Horner ("A Beautiful Mind")
Randy Newman ("Monsters Inc")
Howard Shore ("Lord of the Rings")
Hans Zimmer ("Black Hawk Down")

"Black Hawk Down" (by Hans Zimmer)
"Lord of the Rings" (by Howard Shore)
"Monsters, Inc" (by Randy Newman)
"Spider Man" (by Danny Elfman)
"Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (by John Williams)

(title song, film, composer, lyricist, performer)
Here I Am (Spirit, Stallion of Cimarron - Hans Zimmer – Bryan Adams Gretchen Peters, – Bryan Adams)
If I didn’t have you (Monsters Inc – Randy Newman - Randy Newman – Billy Crystal & John Goodman)
The dream within (Final Fantasy Elliot Goldenthal – Richard Rudolf – Lara Fabian)
This is where I belong (Spirit, Stallion of Cimarron – Hans Zimmer – Bryan Adams R.J. Lange, – Bryan Adams)
Until (Kate & Leopold – Sting – Sting)

The World Soundtrack Awards and the World Soundtrack Academy Are initiated by the Flanders International Film Festival – Ghent.
Media partners are ‘Dreams’, ‘Film Score Monthly’, ‘Music From The Movies’, ‘Score’ and ‘Variety’. With special support from Sabam.

The 29th Flanders International Film Festival – Ghent takes place from 8 - 19 October 2002.
Tel: (+32)92428060
Website Flanders International Film Festival.
Address : Leeuwstraat 40b, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

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