With the Grammy's tonight, many people are thinking about music. But the Grammy's are for all kinds of music - not just film. For those with an interest in film music in particular, you might be interested in this:
The IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association) announced their nominees on Friday. You can read them at their site here: http://filmmusiccritics.org/
Who has the most nominations?
By a long shot Michael Giacchino. With the most nominations for a single composer in a given year since the awards began, he is nominated this year 9 times, in 7 categories, for Star Trek, Up, TV show Lost, and the documentary, Earth Days. Like at the Grammy's, Star Trek and Up once again have to compete for two awards. The two categories in question are the top prize of Film Score of the Year, and Film Composition of the Year, where both the pieces "Enterprising Young Men" from Star Trek, and "Married Life" from Up are nominated - these are both exceptional pieces for sure.
The five film scores in the running for "Film Score of the Year" are:
Drag Me To Hell
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The nominees for:
"Film Composer of the Year" are; Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, James Horner, Brian Tyler, and Christopher Young.
"Breakout Composer of the Year" are; Henry Jackman, Abel Korzeniowski, James Peterson, Clinton Shorter, and Austin Wintory.
"Best Original Score for an Animated Feature" are; Alan Silvestri, Bruno Coulais, Alexandre Desplat, Randy Newman, and Michael Giacchino.
The winners will be announced at the 6th annual awards on February 26th, 2010. To read about the rest of the nominations, please go here.
- E. Corrado