Today, Thursday, February 20th, the winners of the 16th edition of the IFMCA Awards (International Film Music Critics Association) have been presented in a very original way, using for the first time ever a YouTube Live video, that you can watch completely here:
Bear McCreary gets the award for Film Composer of the Year, and the award for Score of the Year goes to legendary veteran John Williams for his score for the ninth and final Star Wars film, “The Rise of Skywalker”. The score also gets the Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film, while the main theme “The Rise of Skywalker” is named Film Music Composition of the Year.
John Williams has additionally received the IFMCA Roberto Aschieri Special Award, primarily in recognition of his near-unparalleled achievement in scoring the 9-movie saga that began with the original Star Wars film in 1977.
This award is named in memory of the IFMCA member from Argentina who died in 2017, and is not given every year, being granted to projects or individuals that the membership deems worthy of significant recognition outside of the ‘regular’ IFMCA categories.
The complete list of winners and nominees is as follows:
Additional information and the complete list of winners can be found at the following link: