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23 août 2008

And the WSA nominees are...:

Michael Beek, musicfromthemovies, 21 August 2008

It’s less than two months until the 8th World Soundtrack Awards and the World Soundtrack Academy has announced the main nominees for this year’s awards. The academy is comprised of many industry figures and some 290 leading composers, who deliberate over the last year’s works and reveal all at Film Festival Ghent.

This year’s nominees sees a mix of titles and composers well used to nomination lists, and a few new entries that just got into the running. Five composers are up for ‘Film Composer of the Year’ and it’s going to be a difficult decision based on the quality of the work on display.

Alexandre Desplat is noted for The Golden Compass, his first major blockbuster fantasy score, while Alberto Iglesias is nominated for The Kite Runner. Iglesias of course scooped two awards in 2006, for The Constant Gardener, so I wonder if the Academy will recognise his latest dramatic effort? Joining them is John Powell, whose score for The Bourne Ultimatum puts him in the running, though he’s been a busy boy as usual this last twelve months; as has James Newton Howard, whom the Academy recognises for not one but three scores - Charlie Wilson’s War, Michael Clayton and I Am Legend.

In the running for ‘Best Original Score of the Year’ is 3:10 to Yuma by Marco Beltrami, Atonement by Dario Marianelli, The Kite Runner by Alberto Iglesias, There Will Be Blood by Johnny Greenwood and Wall•E by Thomas Newman – so a tough contest there I think, but it’s possible Marianelli will continue to reap success for his stunning, emotional effort.

The final category revealed this week is that for ‘Best Original Song’ and as usual it’s an eclectic mix. Heading the selection is ‘Despedida’ from Love in the Time of Cholera, composed by Antonia Pinto and Shakira, followed by Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel’s ‘Down to Earth’, from Wall•E, Eddie Vedder’s ‘Guaranteed’ – from Into the Wild - and ‘A Hero Comes Home’ from Beowulf by Alan Silvestri and Glenn Ballard.

All will be revealed of course at the 8th World Soundtrack Awards, which close the festival on Saturday October 18th. The nominees for the Public Choice Award are yet to be announced and you can indeed still add your vote to the collection – simply visit for more information.

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