International Film Music Critics Association Award Nominations 2019 – SOUNDTRACK BEAT


The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA), a member of which SOUNDTRACK BEAT is, broadcasts its checklist of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2019, for the 16th annual IFMCA Awards. For the primary time in IFMCA historical past a feminine composer leads the sector, with Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir receiving 5 separate nominations for her work on the critically acclaimed comic-book drama “Joker,” and for the devastating HBO tv sequence “Chernobyl”. These are the primary nominations for Guðnadóttir, who’s nominated within the classes for Film Rating of the 12 months, Composer of the 12 months, Drama Rating, Tv Rating, and Film Music Composition of the 12 months. IFMCA member James Southall was notably complimentary about “Joker,” describing it as having ‘complexity in its extraordinary emotional depth,’ and calling it a ‘primal’ rating which ‘made him assume’.

Additionally nominated for each Rating of the 12 months and Composer of the 12 months are veteran composers Alexandre Desplat, Thomas Newman, and John Williams. French composer Desplat’s most lauded rating of 2019 is the one he wrote for director Greta Gerwig’s new adaption of the traditional American novel “Little Girls,” which can be nominated for Drama Rating. IFMCA member Jon Broxton mentioned that the rating ‘overflows with attractive orchestrations, chic instrumental combos and harmonies,’ and has ‘a dramatic sense of freedom and motion, easy class, and plush emotional content material’. Desplat’s different main scores in 2019 embrace the French drama “Adults within the Room,” the animated sequel “The Secret Lifetime of Pets 2,” and director Roman Polanski’s have a look at the Dreyfus Affair of 1906 in “J’accuse”. Desplat beforehand gained the IFMCA Rating of the 12 months award in 2008 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.

American Thomas Newman receives his nominations principally for his work on director Sam Mendes’s epic World Battle I action-drama “1917,” which can be nominated for Motion/Journey/Thriller Rating and Film Music Composition of the 12 months. IFMCA member Daniel Schweiger referred to as the rating ‘a musical expertise in contrast to some other’ that brings ‘the battle to finish all wars to daringly artistic, and dramatically impactful musical life.’ Additionally in 2019, Newman wrote music for the Netflix drama “The Highwaymen,” which explores the Bonnie & Clyde story from a unique perspective, and the biopic “Tolkien,” which is one other WWI film, albeit one which particularly appears on the wartime experiences of the creator of The Lord of the Rings.

The legendary John Williams, who turns 88 subsequent week, wrote the ultimate installment within the Star Wars saga, “The Rise of Skywalker,” and in doing so accomplished a 40-year movie music challenge spanning 9 motion pictures which will by no means be equalled within the historical past of cinema. The rating, which can be nominated for Fantasy/SciFi/Horror Rating and Film Music Composition of the 12 months, is described by IFMCA member James Southall as ‘one final sensible piece of musical journey to name time on his signature work … a triumphant conclusion to a unprecedented musical saga,’ who additionally mentioned that ‘it’s merely unattainable to overstate Williams’s contribution to the sequence’ success’. In an identical vein, IFMCA member Jon Broxton opined that ‘no-one has achieved the holy triumvirate of musical excellence, peer respect, and popular culture recognition the best way that John Williams has,’ and described your entire Star Wars saga as ‘works of staggering genius and sweetness … his Ring Cycle, the work that can outline his life and his legacy, a nine-movement 25-hour masterpiece of tolerating musical brilliance that has taken a full 42 years to return to fruition’. Williams has three prior IFMCA Rating of the 12 months wins, for “Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens” in 2015, “Battle Horse” in 2011, and “Memoirs of a Geisha” in 2005.

The fifth nominee for Rating of the 12 months is Englishman John Powell’s “Easy methods to Prepare Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the third and ultimate entry within the sequence of well-loved animated movies primarily based on the novels by Cressida Cowell. IFMCA member Christian Clemmensen mentioned the rating was ‘a satisfying conclusion to an unbelievable trilogy of music’ and famous that Powell’s work, led by three exuberant major themes of friendship and flying, has ‘turn into recognizable to youngsters worldwide and has developed into essentially the most well-known musical anthem’ from any DreamWorks image. Powell beforehand gained the IFMCA Rating of the 12 months awards in 2018 for “Solo” and in 2010 for the unique “Easy methods to Prepare Your Dragon”.

The fifth nominee for Composer of the 12 months is American composer Bear McCreary, who wrote music for an astonishing six movies and 4 tv sequence in 2019. Essentially the most lauded of those are “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, which is nominated within the Fantasy-SciFi-Horror class, and “The Professor and the Madman”, which is nominated within the Drama class. IFMCA member Florent Groult famous that McCreary ‘takes up [existing Godzilla themes] with nice ardour and turns them right into a rating that’s huge and improbable,’ whereas IFMCA member Randall Larson referred to as it a ‘supremely spectacular musical conception wealthy in agitato gestures and textured in darkish, flaring colours; a powerful work that can keep in reminiscence for a very long time’. McCreary’s different work in 2019 consists of “Completely satisfied Loss of life Day 2U,” “Rim of the World,” the reboot of “Little one’s Play,” and “Eli,” in addition to the TV exhibits “The Strolling Useless,” “See,” and “Confirmed Harmless”. That is McCreary’s first Composer of the 12 months nomination, and his first IFMCA nominations exterior the TV and Video Recreation classes.

Annually the IFMCA goes out of its method to acknowledge rising expertise within the movie music world, and this 12 months isn’t any exception. The nominees within the Breakthrough Composer of the 12 months class are a various group, and the IFMCA is very excited to disclose that two of the 5 nominees are ladies. British composer Nainita Desai impressed members together with her spectacular, colourful rating for the character movie “Untamed Romania,” which can be nominated within the Documentary class, in addition to her scores for the Syrian civil battle documentary “For Sama,” amongst others. In the meantime, French composer Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen wrote an exquisite rating for the character documentary “Chambord,” having spent a few years working as an orchestrator and arranger in French cinema for composers reminiscent of Alexandre Desplat and Guillaume Roussel.

The ultimate three composers nominated for Breakthrough Composer are: British digital composer Bobby Krlic, whose work on the disturbing horror movie “Midsommar” earned many plaudits; French composer Mathieu Lamboley, who wrote a broad and expressive orchestral rating for the animated movie “Minuscule: Les Mandibules du Bout du Monde”; and German Christoph Zirngibl, whose music for the documentary function “Finis Terrae” was wealthy and detailed in its musical exploration of huge subjects like religion and world politics.

Because it has in earlier years, the IFMCA takes satisfaction in honoring composers from throughout the movie music world; along with those already talked about, this 12 months’s worldwide nominees embrace a number of from France (Bruno Coulais for “Blanche Comme Neige” in Comedy, Laurent Perez Del Mar for “Le Mystère Henri Choose” in Comedy, and Dan Levy for “I Misplaced My Physique” in Animation), Spanish composers Arturo Cardelús (“Buñuel within the Labyrinth of the Turtles,” Animation) and Carlos Martín Jara (“Sordo: The Silent Battle,” Motion/Journey/Thriller), Japanese composer Naoki Sato (“Masquerade Resort,” Motion/Journey/Thriller), and one other Frenchman, this time scoring a film from Sweden – Nathaniel Méchaly for “Eld & Lågor” aka “Swoon” in Comedy.

A number of different composers are receiving their first-ever IFMCA Award nominations this 12 months along with the aforementioned Cardelús, Levy, Martín, and Méchaly, together with Scott Bomar (“Dolemite Is My Identify,” Comedy), Gordy Haab (“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” Recreation), Samuel Sim (“The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance,” Tv), and Nathan Whitehead (“Days Gone,” Recreation).

The International Film Music Critics Association will announce the winners of the 16th IFMCA Awards on February 20, 2020.

The nominees are:

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR

  • 1917, music by Thomas Newman
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, music by John Powell
  • JOKER, music by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • LITTLE WOMEN, music by Alexandre Desplat
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, music by John Williams

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
  • HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR
  • BEAR McCREARY
  • THOMAS NEWMAN
  • JOHN WILLIAMS

BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

  • NAINITA DESAI
  • BOBBY KRLIC
  • MATHIEU LAMBOLEY
  • ANNE-SOPHIE VERSNAEYEN
  • CHRISTOPH ZIRNGIBL

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM

  • A HIDDEN LIFE, music by James Newton Howard
  • JOKER, music by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • LITTLE WOMEN, music by Alexandre Desplat
  • MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, music by Daniel Pemberton
  • THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, music by Bear McCreary

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM

  • BLANCHE COMME NEIGE/WHITE AS SNOW, music by Bruno Coulais
  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, music by Scott Bomar
  • ELD & LÅGOR/SWOON, music by Nathaniel Méchaly
  • JOJO RABBIT, music by Michael Giacchino
  • LE MYSTÈRE HENRI PICK, music by Laurent Perez Del Mar

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM

  • 1917, music by Thomas Newman
  • DUMBO, music by Danny Elfman
  • THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, music by Joe Kraemer
  • MASQUERADE HOTEL, music by Naoki Sato
  • SORDO: THE SILENT WAR, music by Carlos Martín Jara

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM

  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME, music by Alan Silvestri
  • GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, music by Bear McCreary
  • MIDSOMMAR, music by Bobby Krlic
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, music by John Williams
  • US, music by Michael Abels

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE

  • BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES, music by Arturo Cardelús
  • FROZEN II, music by Christophe Beck
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, music by John Powell
  • J’AI PERDU MON CORPS/I LOST MY BODY, music by Dan Levy
  • MINISCULE: LES MANDIBULES DU BOUT DU MONDE, music by Mathieu Lamboley

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY

  • THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, music by Jeff Beal
  • CYBER WORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, music by Chad Cannon
  • FINIS TERRAE, music by Christoph Zirngibl
  • OUR PLANET, music by Steven Worth
  • UNTAMED ROMANIA, music by Nainita Desai

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION

  • CHERNOBYL, music by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, music by Daniel Pemberton and Samuel Sim
  • GOOD OMENS, music by David Arnold
  • HIS DARK MATERIALS, music by Lorne Balfe
  • THE ORVILLE, music by John Debney, Joel McNeely, and Andrew Cottee

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA

  • DAYS GONE, music by Nathan Whitehead
  • ERICA, music by Austin Wintory
  • A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE, music by Olivier Derivière
  • REND, music by Neal Acree
  • STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER, music by Gordy Haab and Stephen Barton

BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE – RE-RELEASE OR RE-RECORDING

  • AIR FORCE ONE, music by Jerry Goldsmith; album produced by Cary E. Mansfield and Bryon Davis; liner notes by Daniel Schweiger; artwork route by Mark Shoolery and Invoice Pitzonka (Varèse Sarabande)
  • APOLLO 13, music by James Horner; album produced by Mike Matessino; liner notes by John Takis; artwork route by Kay Marshall (Intrada)
  • THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, music by Franz Waxman; album produced by Mike Matessino; liner notes by Frank Ok. DeWald and John Waxman; artwork route by Dan Goldwasser (La La Land)
  • DIAL M FOR MURDER, music by Dimitri Tiomkin; The Royal Scottish Nationwide Orchestra, carried out by William Stromberg; album produced by Douglass Faux; liner notes by Roger Feigelson and Douglass Faux; artwork route by Kay Marshall (Intrada)
  • DRACULA/THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, music by James Bernard; The Metropolis of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, carried out by Nic Raine; album produced by James Fitzpatrick; liner notes by David Huckvale; artwork route by Nic Finch (Tadlow)

BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE – COMPILATION

  • ACROSS THE STARS, music by John Williams; The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles and Anne-Sophie Mutter, carried out by John Williams; album produced by Bernhard Güttler; liner notes by Jon Burlingame; artwork route by Büro Dirk Rudolph (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • THE DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, music by John Williams; album produced by Mike Matessino; liner notes by Jeff Bond and Jon Burlingame; artwork route by Jim Titus (La La Land)
  • MARCO BELTRAMI: MUSIC FOR FILM, music by Marco Beltrami; The Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, carried out by Dirk Brossé; album produced by Film Fest Gent; liner notes by Patrick Duynslaegher and Raf Butstraen; artwork route by Stuart Ford (Silva Display)
  • NEVADA SMITH: THE PARAMOUNT WESTERNS COLLECTION, music by Numerous Composers; album produced by John Takis and Frank Ok. DeWald; liner notes by John Takis and Frank Ok. DeWald; artwork route by Dan Goldwasser (La La Land)
  • PLANET OF THE APES: THE ORIGINAL FILM SERIES SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, music by Jerry Goldsmith, Leonard Rosenman, and Tom Scott; album produced by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk; liner notes by Mike Matessino and Jeff Bond; artwork route by Dan Goldwasser (La La Land)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR

  • INTRADA RECORDS, Douglass Faux and Roger Feigelson
  • LA LA LAND RECORDS, MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys
  • MOVIESCORE MEDIA, Mikael Carlsson
  • MUSIC BOX RECORDS, Cyril Durand-Roger and Laurent Lafarge
  • QUARTET RECORDS, Jose M. Benitez

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

  • “A Hidden Life” from A HIDDEN LIFE, music by James Newton Howard
  • “Name Me Joker” from JOKER, music by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • “Portals” from AVENGERS: ENDGAME, music by Alan Silvestri
  • “The Night time Window” from 1917, music by Thomas Newman
  • “The Rise of Skywalker” from STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, music by John Williams

 

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an affiliation of on-line, print and radio journalists who concentrate on writing and broadcasting about authentic movie, tv and recreation music.

Since its inception, the IFMCA has grown to comprise over 65 members from international locations reminiscent of Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Eire, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US of America.

Earlier IFMCA Rating of the 12 months Awards have been awarded to John Powell’s “Solo” in 2018, Jonny Greenwood’s “Phantom Thread” in 2017, Jóhann Jóhannsson’s “Arrival” in 2016, John Williams’s “Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens” in 2015, Hans Zimmer’s “Interstellar” in 2014, Abel Korzeniowski’s “Romeo & Juliet” in 2013, Mychael Danna’s “Lifetime of Pi” in 2012, John Williams’s “Battle Horse” in 2011, John Powell’s “Easy methods to Prepare Your Dragon” in 2010, Michael Giacchino’s “Up” in 2009, Alexandre Desplat’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in 2008, Dario Marianelli’s “Atonement” in 2007, James Newton Howard’s “Girl within the Water” in 2006, John Williams’s “Memoirs of a Geisha” in 2005, and Michael Giacchino’s “The Incredibles” in 2004.



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