World Soundtrack Awards 2021 – Winners Announced


Every 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 during the World Soundtrack Awards Gala on October 23, 2021.

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

Film Composer of the Year

  • Nainita Desai – American Murder: The Family Next Door, Persona: The Dark Truth behind Personality Tests, The Reason I Jump
  • James Newton Howard – News of the World, Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Emile Mosseri – Kajillionaire, Minari
  • Daniel Pemberton – Enola Holmes, Rising Phoenix, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross & Jon Batiste – Soul

Television Composer of the Year

  • Christophe Beck – WandaVision
  • Nicholas Britell – The Underground Railroad
  • Ludwig Göransson – The Mandalorian (Season 2)
  • Natalie Holt – Loki (Season 1)
  • Carlos Rafael Rivera – Hacks (Season 1), The Queen’s Gambit

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Eleni Karaindrou

Public Choice Award

  • Susan DiBona & Salvatore Sangiovanni – I Liviatani – Cattive Attitudini (Bad Habits Die Hard)
  • Ralf Wengenmayr & Marvin Miller – Jim Knopf und die Wilde 13 (Jim Button and the Wild 13).
  • Nainita Desai – The Reason I Jump.
  • Benji Merrison – SAS: Red Notice
  • Amelia Warner – Wild Mountain Thyme

Discovery of the Year

  • Gavin Brivik – Wild Indian
  • Nainita Desai – The Reason I Jump
  • Florencia Di Concilio – Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary (Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary)
  • Natalie Holt – Infidel
  • Anthony Willis – Promising Young Woman

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

  • Dougal Kemp
  • Matthew Lucado-Donner
  • Prokhor Protasov

Best Original Song

  • “Call me Cruella” from Cruella – Nicholas Britell, Florence Welch, Steph Jones, Jordan Powers and Taura Stinson
  • “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah – H.E.R., Dernst Emile II & Tiara Thomas.
  • “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Daniel Pemberton & Celeste Waite
  • “Húsavík (My Hometown)” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson & Fat Max Gsus
  • “Loyal Brave True” from Disney’s Mulan – Jamie Hartman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rosi Golan & Billy Crabtree
  • “Rain Song” from Minari – Emile Mosseri

Congratulations to all the winners, but also the other nominees can be proud of their nominations.

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