Winners of 2021 IFMCA AWARDS announced

Each year the International Film Music Critics Association announces its awards. This year they were quite special for us since Soundtrack World was involved in the voting process. We announced the nominations two weeks ago, but now it is time to announce the winners, including Maurizio Malagnini for winning Best Score for Coppelia and James Newton Howard for winning Best Composer. 

You can find all winners below, and if you want more information about these awards and their winners, you can read about them in full detail in the official press release, or watch the video at the bottom of this page.

Film Score of the Year

  • Coppelia – Maurizio Malagnini

Film Composer of the Year

  • James Newton Howard

Breakthrough Composer of the Year

  • Oscar Martín Leanizbarrutia

Film Music Composition of the Year

  • “Arachnoverture” from Spider-man: No Way Home – Michael Giacchino

Best Original Score for a Drama Film

  • The Curse of Turandot [Tulanduo: Mozhou Yuanqi] – Simon Franglen

Best Original Score for a Comedy Film

Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film

Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film

  • Coppelia – Maurizio Malagnni

Best Original Score for an Animated Feature

Roberto Aschieri Special Award

  • Nick Redman

This new award is awarded to an individual who has made an important and long-lasting contribution to the art and preservation of film music over a career, but who is not usually awarded as part of the regular awards process.

Kyle Renick Special Award

  • West Side Story

The existing special award category has been re-named the Kyle Renick Special Award and will continue to be awarded to a title not eligible for a standard IFMCA Award.

Best Original Score for a Documentary

  • Tale of the Sleeping Giants [tunturin Tarina] – Panu Aaltio

Best Original Score for Television

Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Mark Mothersbaugh and Wataru Hokoyama

Best New Archival Release – Re-release or Re-recording

  • The Diary of Anne Frank – Alfred Newman (La-la Land)

Best New Archival Release – Compilation

  • The Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann – Bernard Herrmann (Phase 4/deutsche Grammophon)

Film Music Record Label of the Year

  • La-la Land Records, Mv Gerhard and Matt Verboys

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, Anton is a member of the International Film Music Critics Association, has a job in IT and plays the tuba in a local orchestra.

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