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And the nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards are...
24-Aug-2005 - Ghent - 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:
Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Orchestral and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced in Ghent on Saturday, October 15.
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 Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent and a number of film music composers, now encompasses over 200 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 Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Orchestral and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. In addition to this, at a later time, the Academy will also select the Discovery of the Year 2005. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, the public around the world can vote for their choice of the best soundtrack for 2005 at World Soundtrack Awards.
The nominees for the category Soundtrack Composer of the Year are:
o Howard Shore (The Aviator)
o Thomas Newman (Lemony Snicket)
o John Williams (War of the Worlds)
o John Powell (The Bourne Supremacy)
o Angelo Badalamenti (Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles)
The nominees for the category Best Original Soundtrack of the Year are:
o The Aviator (by Howard Shore)
o The Bourne Supremacy (by John Powell)
o Batman Begins (by Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard)
o War of the Worlds (by John Williams)
o Mar Adentro (by Alejandro Amenábar)
And the nominees for Best Original Song Written Directly for Film (title song, film, composer, lyricist, performer) are:
o "Al Otro Lado del Rio" - Motorcycle Diaries.
Written and performed by Jorge Drexler
o "Believe" - The Polar Express.
Music by Alan Silvestri - lyrics by Glen Ballard - performed by Josh Groban.
o "Old Habits Die Hard" - Alfie.
Written by Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger - performed by Mick Jagger.
o "Learn to be Lonely" - The Phantom of the Opera.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber - lyrics by Charles Hart - performed by Minnie Driver.
o "Million Voices" - Hotel Rwanda.
Music and lyrics by Wyclef Jean and Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis - music by Andrea Guerra - performed by Wyclef Jean.
(Source Flanders International Film festival)