World Soundtrack Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

WSAEvery year the World Soundtracks Awards are being held in Ghent, Belgium during “Film Fest Gent”. These awards are considered very important in the film music industry. The award ceremony was held October 17, 2018, during a concert with Carter Burwell as the main guest.

Below is the overview of nominees of all the awards, where the winners are marked in bold.

Film Composer of the Year 2018

  • 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
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson:  Mandy, Mary Magdalene(co-composed with Hildur Guðnadóttir), The Mercy
  • John Williams: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Post

After his untimely death earlier this year, the late Jóhann Jóhannsson posthumously receives the Award for Best Film Composer of the Year. This marks his second WSAward, after winning this same award back in 2017 as well.

Geplaatst door World Soundtrack Awards op Woensdag 17 oktober 2018

Television Composer of the Year 2018

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

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

  • Philippe Sarde

Public Choice Award 2018

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

Discovery of the Year 2018

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

SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer 2018

  • Bruno Ferreira
  • Stefan French
  • Logan Nelson

Best Original Score for a Belgian Production 2018

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

Best Original Song written directly for a Film 2018

  • “Black Panther” from Black Panther
    • Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Solana I Rowe, Matt Schaeffer, Mark Anthony Spears, Anthony Tiffith
  • “Never Forget” from Murder on the Orient Express
    • Patrick Doyle, Kenneth Branagh
  • “Remember Me” from Coco
    • Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez.
  • “Stand up for Something”  from Marshall
    • Diane Warren, Common
  • “This is me” from The Greatest Showman
    • Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Congratulations to all the winners, but also salutations to the other nominees.

Author

  • Anton is the editor-in-chief and founder of Soundtrack World. After writing about film music occasionally, he thought it was time to create his own site to celebrate music from film but also other media. Next to working on this website as a hobby Anton has a full-time job in IT and plays the tuba in a local orchestra.

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