World Soundtrack Awards 2016 – Nominations

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of nominees for the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards, divided in three categories:

  • Film Composer of the Year
  • Best TV Composer
  • Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

The winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards gala and concert that will be held on Wednesday October 19th, during the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

WSA 2016 - Nominees

This is the list of nominees:

Film Composer of the Year:

Carter Burwell: ‘Anomalisa’, ‘Hail Caesar!’, ‘Legend’, ‘The Family Fang’, ‘The Finest Hours’, ‘Carol’

Daniel Pemberton: ‘Mal de pierres’, ‘Steve Jobs’, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

Ennio Morricone: ‘En mai fais ce qu’il te plaît’, ‘La Corrispondenza’, ‘The Hateful Eight’

John Williams: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens’, ‘The BFG’

Thomas Newman: ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘Finding Dory’, ‘Spectre’

Best TV Composer:

Jeff Beal: ‘House of Cards’

Sean Callery: ‘Bones’, ‘Elementary’, ‘Homeland’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Minority Report

Ramin Djawadi: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘The Strain’, ‘Westworld’

Bear McCreary: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, ‘Black Sails’, ‘Damien’, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’, ‘Outlander’, ‘The Walking Dead’

Mac Quayle: ‘American Crime Story’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Mr. Robot’

Best Original Song written directly for a film:

Better When I’m Dancin’ from ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Music & Lyrics by Meghan Trainor & Thaddeus Dixon Performed by Meghan Trainor

Hypnosis from ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ Music & lyrics by Damien Rice Performed by Damien Rice

None of them Are You from ‘Anomalisa’ Music & lyrics by Carter Burwell & Charlie Kaufman Performed by Tom Noonan

True Love Avenue from: ‘Jenny’s Wedding’ Music & lyrics by Brian Byrne & Kasey Jones Performed by Kristina Train

Writing’s On The Wall from ‘Spectre’ Music & lyrics by Sam Smith & James Napier Performed by Sam Smith