INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2019 IFMCA AWARDS; JOHN WILLIAMS REIGNS SUPREME WITH MULTIPLE AWARDS HONORING HIS FINAL STAR WARS SCORE, “THE RISE OF SKYWALKER”!
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA), a member of which Trecentro is, declares its record of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2019, within the 2019 IFMCA Awards.
The award for Rating of the Yr goes to legendary veteran John Williams for his rating for the ninth and remaining Star Wars movie, “The Rise of Skywalker,” which concluded the sequel trilogy of adventures concerning the scavenger Rey, heroic former Stormtrooper Finn, and Kylo Ren, the chief of the Imperial First Order. The movie is directed by J. J. Abrams, and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver. In describing the rating, IFMCA member James Southall described “The Rise of Skywalker” as ‘one final good piece of musical journey to name time on his signature work … a triumphant conclusion to a rare musical saga,’ and in addition stated that ‘it’s merely unattainable to overstate Williams’s contribution to the collection’ success’. The rating can also be named Finest Authentic Rating for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film, whereas the primary theme “The Rise of Skywalker” is called Film Music Composition of the Yr.
The IFMCA has additionally chosen to bestow a Particular Award on Williams, primarily in recognition of his near-unparalleled achievement in scoring the 9-movie saga that started with the unique Star Wars movie in 1977. IFMCA member Jon Broxton opined that ‘no-one has achieved the holy triumvirate of musical excellence, peer respect, and popular culture recognition the way in which that John Williams has,’ and described your complete 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 putting up with musical brilliance that has taken a full 42 years to come back to fruition’. Williams is, after all, the composer of different such landmark works as “Jaws,” “Shut Encounters of the Third Type,” “Raiders of the Misplaced Ark,” and “Schindler’s Checklist,” amongst many different classics.
The IFMCA Roberto Aschieri Particular Award, which is called in reminiscence of the IFMCA member from Argentina who died in 2017, is just not awarded yearly, and is just given to tasks or people that the membership deems worthy of serious recognition exterior of the ‘common’ IFMCA classes. These are the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th IFMCA Award wins of Williams’s profession; he beforehand gained Rating of the Yr awards for “Star Wars: The Power Awakens” in 2015, “Conflict Horse” in 2011, and “Memoirs of a Geisha” in 2005.
Bear McCreary is called Composer of the Yr, having written music for an astonishing six movies and 4 tv collection in 2019. Probably the most lauded of those had been “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “The Professor and the Madman”, each of which had been nominated of their respective style classes. Concerning Godzilla, IFMCA member Florent Groult famous that McCreary ‘takes up (current themes) with nice ardour and turns them right into a rating that’s large and unbelievable,’ whereas IFMCA member Randall Larson referred to as it the rating 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 2020 included the horror sequel “Comfortable Dying Day 2U,” the kids’s journey “Rim of the World,” the reboot of “Baby’s Play,” and the horror movie “Eli,” in addition to the TV exhibits “The Strolling Useless,” “See,” and “Confirmed Harmless”. That is McCreary’s first Composer of the Yr win, having beforehand gained IFMCA awards within the TV class for “Battlestar Galactica” and “Human Goal,” and within the Video Recreation class for “God of Conflict”.
British composer Nainita Desai is called Breakthrough Composer of the Yr, having loved essentially the most high-profile yr of her profession to this point by far in 2019. Desai particularly impressed members along with her spectacular, colourful rating for the character movie “Untamed Romania,” which was nominated within the Documentary class. IFMCA member Charlie Brigden referred to as Untamed Romania ‘a formidable rating that immediately grabs you in its talons and takes you on a swift journey,’ whereas IFMCA member Steven Kennedy referred to as Desai herself ‘a rising voice within the movie music scene’. Her different scores in 2019 included the Oscar-nominated Syrian civil warfare documentary “For Sama,” the Anglo-Indian thriller “Darkness Seen”, the WWII-set motion drama “Enemy Inside”, and the online game “Telling Lies”.
The assorted different style awards are gained by: Alexandre Desplat for his luxurious rating for the interval literary drama “Little Ladies”; Michael Giacchino for his music for director Taika Waititi’s satirical Nazi-era comedy “Jojo Rabbit”; Thomas Newman for his spectacular musical contribution to the World Conflict I motion drama “1917”; John Powell for his music for the third and remaining entry within the The right way to Practice Your Dragon collection, “The Hidden World”; and Steven Worth for his expansive orchestral rating for the character documentary “Our Planet”.
Within the non-film classes, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir gained for her modern rating for the critically acclaimed TV collection “Chernobyl,” whereas composer Neal Acree wins the award for Finest Authentic Rating for a Video Recreation or Interactive Media for his dynamic, imposing rating for the motion journey survival recreation “Rend”.
Burbank, California-based La-La Land Information is called Film Music Report Label of the Yr, recognition their ongoing excellence in restoring and releasing essentially the most beloved movie scores of the previous. Producers Roger Feigelson and Douglas Faux of Intrada Information obtain the Archival Award for his or her new recording of Dimitri Tiomkin’s basic rating for the 1954 noir thriller “Dial M for Homicide,” carried out by William Stromberg with the Royal Scottish Nationwide Orchestra. Within the Compilation class, the award goes to producer Bernhard Güttler of the Deutsche Grammophon label for “Throughout the Stars,” a brand new compilation of basic John Williams movie music items re-arranged for virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, carried out by Williams himself with the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles.
The winners are:
FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
• STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, music by John Williams
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• BEAR McCREARY
BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• NAINITA DESAI
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
• LITTLE WOMEN, music by Alexandre Desplat
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
• JOJO RABBIT, music by Michael Giacchino
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM
• 1917, music by Thomas Newman
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
• STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, music by John Williams
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
• HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, music by John Powell
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY
• OUR PLANET, music by Steven Worth
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
• CHERNOBYL, music by Hildur Guðnadóttir
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA
• REND, music by Neal Acree
BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE – RE-RELEASE OR RE-RECORDING
• 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 Douglas Faux; artwork route by Kay Marshall (Intrada)
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)
FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
• LA LA LAND RECORDS, MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys
FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
• “The Rise of Skywalker” from STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, music by John Williams
THE ROBERTO ASCHERI SPECIAL AWARD
• JOHN WILLIAMS, for profession achievement
See all of the nominations in every class here.
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 similar to Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Eire, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA of America.
Earlier IFMCA Rating of the Yr 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 Power 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 “Conflict Horse” in 2011, John Powell’s “The right way to Practice 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.