Movie Music UK Awards 2017 – Winners

The prestigious website Movie Music UK, commanded by Jon Broxton and which has been conducting reviews of film / TV / video games soundtracks since 1997, published last Friday the list for the best soundtracks of 2017; the ‘Movie Music UK Awards 2017’.


The soundtrack ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ by Alexandre Desplat was chosen as best soundtrack of the year and Alexandre Desplat best composer of 2017, giving the ‘Breakthrough composer of the year’ award to George Kallis (who coincidentally has just been announced as the first guest in the event Fans of Music From the Movies 2018: read news).


Here you have the list of nominees and winners in all the categories:

Score of the year

  • Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Alexandre Desplat
  • Murder On The Orient Express – Patrick Doyle
  • Phantom Thread – By Jonny Greenwood
  • The Shape Of Water – Alexandre Desplat
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams


Composer of the year

  • Alexandre Desplat
  • George Kallis
  • Naoki Sato
  • Benjamin Wallfisch
  • John Williams


Breakthrough Composer Of The Year

  • George Kallis
  • Anne Kathrin Dern
  • Matthieu Gonet
  • Christopher Willis
  • Lin Zhao


Best Original Song

  • “EVERMORE” from Beauty and the Beast, written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice, performed by Daniel Stevens (in the film) and Josh Groban (in the end credits)
  • “A LITTLE CHANGE IN THE WEATHER” from Downsizing, written by Rolfe Kent, Edward Randell, and Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, performed by The Swingles
  • “BRING THE SNOW” from Moomins and the Winter Wonderland, written by Jori Sjoroos, Jussi Vahvaselkä, and Paula Vesala, performed by Sarah Àlainn
  • “SPEAK TO ME” from Voice from the Stone, written by Michael Wandmacher and Amy Lee, performed by Amy Lee
  • “REMEMBER ME” from Coco, written by Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, performed by Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, and Miguel feat. Natalia Lafourcade


Best Original Score For Television

  • THE ORVILLE, music by Bruce Broughton, John Debney, Joel McNeely, and Andrew Cottee
  • GAME OF THRONES, music by Ramin Djawadi
  • ONNA JOUSHU NAOTORA, music by Yoko Kanno
  • OUTLANDER, music by Bear McCreary
  • TIEMPOS DE GUERRA, music by Federico Jusid


Best Original Score For A Video Game

  • VALKYRIA: AZURE REVOLUTION, music by Yasunori Mitsuda
  • DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN II, music by Borislav Slavov
  • MARIO + RABBIDS: KINGDOM BATTLE, music by Grant Kirkhope
  • MINECRAFT: NORSE MYTHOLOGY, music by Gareth Coker
  • SO LET US MELT, music by Jessica Curry


Best Drama Score

  • PHANTOM THREAD, music by Jonny Greenwood
  • DARKEST HOUR, music by Dario Marianelli
  • MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, music by Patrick Doyle
  • VICEROY’S HOUSE, music by A. R. Rahman
  • YOUTH, music by Lin Zhao


Best Comedy Score

  • THE DEATH OF STALIN, music by Christopher Willis
  • ALI’S WEDDING, music by Nigel Westlake
  • DOWNSIZING, music by Rolfe Kent
  • KNOCK, music by Cyrille Aufort
  • MADAME, music by Matthieu Gonet


Best Action/adventure/thriller Score

  • A CURE FOR WELLNESS, music by Benjamin Wallfisch
  • LÔI BÁO, music by Christopher Wong
  • PLAN DE FUGA, music by Pascal Gaigne
  • LA RAGAZZA NELLA NEBBIA, music by Vito Lo Re
  • WOLF WARRIOR 2, music by Joseph Trapanese


Best Fantasy/sci-fi/horror Score

  • HONNOUJI HOTEL, music by Naoki Sato
  • THE LAST WARRIOR, music by George Kallis
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER, music by Alexandre Desplat
  • STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, music by John Williams


Best Animation Score

  • CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, music by Theodore Shapiro
  • COCO, music by Michael Giacchino
  • MOOMINS AND THE WINTER WONDERLAND, music by Łukasz Targosz
  • SPARK, music by Robert Duncan
  • THE STAR, music by John Paesano


Best Documentary Score

  • MULLY, music by Benjamin Wallfisch
  • BOSTON, music by Jeff Beal
  • JANE, music by Philip Glass
  • L’EMPEREUR, music by Cyrille Aufort


The complete list of nominees and winners, with an extensive explanation in each of the sections, can be found at the following link: