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INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS AWARDS 2009 - NOMINATIONS

AUSSIE SKUBISZEWSKI NOMINATED
Joining the world’s leading film composers, Cezary Skubiszewski is the only Australian composer nominated in this year’s International Film Music Critics Association Awards, for his score of the documentary, Night (by Lawrence Johnston), for which he won the 2008 APRA Award.


The most nominated score is Thomas Newman’s for Wall*E which has three nominations including Score of the Year and Newman is also nominated for Composer of the Year Award.

Danny Elfman also figures prominently, with seven nominations across four films. John Williams is battling for Score of the Year with Indiana Jones …. against Alexandre Desplat (Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight), Elfman’s Standard Operating procedure and Newman’s Wall*E.

Alexandre Desplat, winner of last year’s Film Composer of the Year, is again nominated in that category.

The nominees are:
FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, music by Alexandre Desplat
The Dark Knight, music by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, music by John Williams
Standard Operating Procedure, music by Danny Elfman
Wall*E, music by Thomas Newman

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

Alexandre Desplat
Danny Elfman
James Newton Howard
Thomas Newman
John Powell

BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Paul Cantelon, The Other Boleyn Girl and W.
Andrew Lockington, Journey to the Center of the Earth and City of Ember
Nico Muhly, The Reader
Max Richter, Waltz with Bashir
Atli Örvarsson, Babylon A.D. and Vantage Point

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, music by James Horner
Che, music by Alberto Iglesias
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, music by Alexandre Desplat
Defiance, music by James Newton Howard
Milk, music by Danny Elfman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis, music by Philippe Rombi
Burn After Reading, music by Carter Burwell
Fool’s Gold, music by George Fenton
Leatherheads, music by Randy Newman
Tropic Thunder, music by Theodore Shapiro

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM
The Dark Knight, music by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer
Hancock, music by John Powell
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, music by John Williams
Speed Racer, music by Michael Giacchino
Wanted, music by Danny Elfman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, music by Harry Gregson-Williams
City of Ember, music by Andrew Lockington
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, music by Danny Elfman
Inkheart, music by Javier Navarrete
The Spiderwick Chronicles, music by James Horner

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM
The Happening, music by James Newton Howard
Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In), music by Johan Söderqvist
Mirrors, music by Javier Navarrete
Twilight, music by Carter Burwell
Valkyrie, music by John Ottman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt, music by John Powell
Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff), music by Joe Hisaishi
Horton Hears a Who!, music by John Powell
Wall*E, music by Thomas Newman
Waltz with Bashir, music by Max Richter

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos, music by The Cinematic Orchestra
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father, music by Kurt Kuenne
Night, music by Cezary Skubiszewski
Standard Operating Procedure, music by Danny Elfman
Tabarly, music by Yann Tiersen

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Cloverfield: “Roar! Overture,” music by Michael Giacchino
The Happening: “Be With You,” music by James Newton Howard
Valkyrie: “They’ll Remember You,” music by John Ottman and Lior Rosner
Wall*E: “Define Dancing,” music by Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel
Wanted: “Success Montage,” music by Danny Elfman

Published January 19, 2009

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Cezary Skubiszewski with his 2008 APRA Award for the score of Night


Night
Night – “If the Creator had wanted to have some music to accompany the work he was doing bringing the universe into existence, he would no doubt have hired Cezary Skubiszewski to compose the orchestral score,” says Andrew L. Urban


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