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Music from Japanese Story, Master and Commander: Far Side of the World and Somersault won major awards at this year’s APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, and Lisa Gerrard won the international award.

If music be the food of movies, play on, the Bard would have said, had he seen any movies; indeed, movie music is the food for our emotional engagement with films and this week APRA and AGSC celebrated the best of it with the annual awards, held at Sydney’s Four Season’s hotel, with Nerida Tyson-Chew conducting the 40 piece orchestra. 

The highlight of the night was a short performance by Lisa Gerrard, who was honoured with the International Achievement Award for a body of work that has achieved critical acclaim around the globe. In a career that has spanned almost two decades, Lisa Gerrard’s credits includes scores or musical contributions to Gladiator, Insider, Ali, Whale Rider, Heat, Baraka, Mission Impossible 2, Black Hawk Down, One Perfect Day, Passion of the Christ, Man on Fire and many more. She has received Golden Globe nominations for Insider and Ali, Grammy and Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe award for the score of Gladiator and four international awards for Whale Rider.

Best Feature Film Score
Japanese Story 

Composer Elizabeth Drake 

Best Soundtrack Album
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Composer/s Iva Davies
Christopher Gordon
Richard Tognetti
Publisher Festival Music Pty Ltd/TCF Music Publishing Inc.
EMI Songs Australia
EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Documentary
Poisonous Women
Composer Christopher Elves
Publisher Beyond Properties Pty Ltd administered by Sony/ATV Music 
Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Short Film
The Scree 
Composer Adrian Van De Velde

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Shark Net
Composer Alan John

Best Original Song Composed for a Feature Film, Telemovie, TV Series or Mini-Series
Somersault – Somersault 
Composer/s Benjamin Ely*
Kenny Davis Jnr
Matthew Fitzgerald 
Peter Kelly
Lenka Kripac
Tom Schutzinger
Publisher EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd*

Best Television Theme
The Einstein Factor 
Composer Michael Lira 
Publisher ABC Music Publishing
administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Crashburn (Episode 13)
Composer Burkhard Dallwitz

Best Music for Children’s Television
Active Kidz 
Composer Scott Ehler
Glenn Heaton
Geoffrey McGarvey 
Amy Wilkins
Publisher ABC Music Publishing
administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for an Educational, Training or Corporate Film/Video
Qantas Entertainment 
Composer Barbara Griffin
Publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

Best Music for an Advertisement (two winners)
Lux Lift Plus
Composer Paul Healy 
Antony Partos
Publisher Supersonic Pty Ltd
Surflifesavers – Last Patrol 
Composer Christopher Elves

Published November 2, 2004

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