World Soundtrack Awards 2018 – Winners

Film music festival World Soundtrack Awards, celebrated yesterday 17th of October the gala concert and award ceremony at Capitole Ghent in Ghent (Belgium). Here you have the list of nominees and winners:


Best Film Composer of the Year

  • Jóhann Jóhannsson – ‘Last and First Men’; ‘Mandy’; ‘Mary Magdalene’ (co-composed with Hildur Guðnadóttir); ‘The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man’; ‘The Mercy’
  • Carter Burwell – ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’; ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
  • Alexandre Desplat – ‘Endangered Species’; ‘Isle of Dogs’; ‘Suburbicon’; ‘The Shape of Water’; ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’
  • Jonny Greenwood – ‘Phantom Thread’
  • John Williams – ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’; ‘The Post’


Best TV Composer of the Year

  • Ramin Djawadi – ‘Game of Thrones’ (S7); ‘The Strain’ (S4); ‘Westworld’ (S2)
  • Volker Bertelmann – ‘Gunpowder’ (as Hauschka); ‘Patrick Melrose’ (as Hauschka)
  • Rupert Gregson-Williams – ‘The Alienist’ (S1); ‘The Crown’ (S2, co-composed with Lorne Balfe)
  • Mac Quayle – ‘9-1-1’ (S1, co-composed with Todd Haberman); ‘American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace’; ‘American Horror Story’ (S7); ‘Mr. Robot’ (S3); ‘Pose’ (S1)
  • Adam Taylor – ‘Damnation’ (S1); ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (S2)


Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

  • Black Panther from ‘Black Panther’ – Music & lyrics by Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Solana I Rowe, Matt Schaeffer, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith. Performed by Kendrick Lamar
  • Never Forget from ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ – Music by Patrick Doyle. Lyrics by Kenneth Branagh. Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Remember Me from ‘Coco’- Music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Benjamin Bratt
  • Stand up for Something from ‘Marshall’ – Lyrics by Diane Warren and Common. Music by Diane Warren. Performed by Andra Day ft. Common
  • This is me from ‘The Greatest Showman’ – Music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – Performed by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble


Best Original Score for a Belgian Production

  • Rutger Reinders  – Zagros
  • Valentin Hadjadj – Girl
  • Raf Keunen – Le Fidèle


Discovery of the Year 2018

  • Tamar-kali – Mudbound
  • Laurent Eyquem – Nostalgia
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir – Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • Valentin Hadjadj – Girl
  • Amelia Warner – Mary Shelley


SABAM Award For The Most Original Composition By a Young International Composer

NOTE: Within this award, the contesters received a task to compose music for Isao Takahata’s animated film ‘Grave of the Fireflies’. The winner will be awarded 2500 € and a Hans Zimmer Strings sampling package offered by Spitfire Audio.

  • Logan Nelson
  • Bruno Ferreira
  • Stefan French


Public Choice Award

  • Laurent Eyquem – Nostalgia
  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Kings
  • James Edward Barker – Lean on Pete
  • Atli Örvarsson – Ploey – You Never Fly Alone
  • John Powell – Solo: A Star Wars Story


Also, Philippe Sarde received the Lifetime Achievement Award celebrating his whole career:


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