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IFMCA Awards Nominations Announced Today

February 9, 2012

At noon EST today, the International Film Music Critics Association (of which I am a member) announced its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2011.  Leading the pack this year is veteran composer John Williams with 7 noms, including three each for War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin, as well as one for Film Composer of the Year.

Williams shares the field in the latter category with Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Alberto Iglesias, and Ludovic Bource.  Iglesias and Bource are the only two to have not previously won (or been nominated) in the category.  Furthermore, Bource, who has become well known this year for his score for The Artist, also received a nomination in the Breakout Composer of the Year category.

For Film Score of the Year, along with Williams’ Tintin and War Horse, the field is rounded out with nods to Mark McKenzie for The Greatest Miracle (2 noms), Howard Shore for Hugo (2 noms), and Bource for The Artist (3 noms).

Nominations in all categories (including Best Original Score for Animated Feature, and Film Music Composition of the Year) can be found after the jump.

The International Film Music Critics Association will announce the winners of its Eighth Annual Awards on February 23, 2012.

To read the official press release, please visit the IFMCA’s website here.

– Erin V.

2011 Film Categories

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, music by John Williams

The Artist, music by Ludovic Bource

The Greatest Miracle, music by Mark McKenzie

Hugo, music by Howard Shore

War Horse, music by John Williams

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

• Ludovic Bource

• Alexandre Desplat

• Michael Giacchino

• Alberto Iglesias

• John Williams

BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

• Ludovic Bource

• Brian Byrne

• The Chemical Brothers

• Michael Richard Plowman

• Lucas Vidal

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM

The Artist, music by Ludovic Bource

Jane Eyre, music by Dario Marianelli

Soul Surfer, music by Marco Beltrami

W.E., music by Abel Korzeniowski

War Horse, music by John Williams

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM

Paul, music by David Arnold

The Rum Diary, music by Christopher Young

Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis, music by Roque Baños

A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, music by William Ross

Your Highness, music by Steve Jablonsky

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM

Captain America: The First Avenger, music by Alan Silvestri

Drive, music by Cliff Martinez

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, music by Michael Giacchino

Real Steel, music by Danny Elfman

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, music by Patrick Doyle

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

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, music by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, music by Alexandre Desplat

Hugo, music by Howard Shore

Priest, music by Christopher Young

Super 8, music by Michael Giacchino

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, music by John Williams

The Greatest Miracle, music by Mark McKenzie

Kung Fu Panda 2, music by John Powell and Hans Zimmer

Puss in Boots, music by Henry Jackman

Rango, music by Hans Zimmer

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Frozen Planet, music by George Fenton

Hold At All Costs: The Story of The Battle of Outpost Harry, music by Larry Groupé

Jig, music by Patrick Doyle

Russland – Im Reich der Tiger, Bären und Vulkane, music by Kolja Erdmann

The Wind Gods, music by Pinar Toprak

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

• “The Adventure Continues” from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, music by John Williams

• “George Valentin” from The Artist, music by Ludovic Bource

• “Captain America March” from Captain America: The First Avenger, music by Alan Silvestri

• “Final Round” from Real Steel, music by Danny Elfman

• “The Homecoming” from War Horse, music by John Williams

Other 2011 Categories

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A TELEVISION SERIES

Doctor Who, music by Murray Gold

Downton Abbey, music by John Lunn

Ermessenda, music by Arnau Bataller

Game of Thrones, music by Ramin Djawadi

Sherlock, music by David Arnold and Michael Price

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, music by Brian Tyler

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, music by Jeremy Soule

L.A. Noire, music by Andrew Hale and Simon Hale

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, music by Joe Hisaishi

Socom 4: U.S. Navy Seals, music by Bear McCreary

BEST ARCHIVAL RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE

The Black Hole, music by John Barry; album produced by Randy Thornton and Douglass Fake, liner notes by Jeff Bond; album art direction by Steve Sterling (Disney / Intrada)

The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box, music by Danny Elfman; album produced by Danny Elfman and Tim Burton; liner notes by Jeff Bond and Danny Elfman; album art direction by Matt Taylor (Warner Bros Records)

Days of Heaven, music by Ennio Morricone; album produced by Lukas Kendall and Craig Spaulding; liner notes by Lukas Kendall and Jeff Bond; album art direction by Joe Sikoryak (Film Score Monthly)

Gremlins, music by Jerry Goldsmith; album produced by Mike Matessino and Bruce Botnick; liner notes by Jeff Bond and Mike Matessino; album art direction by Joe Sikoryak (Film Score Monthly)

Masada, music by Jerry Goldsmith and Morton Stevens; album produced by Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson; liner notes by Jon Burlingame; album art direction by Joe Sikoryak (Intrada)

BEST ARCHIVAL RE-RECORDING OF AN EXISTING SCORE

The Battle of Neretva/The Naked and the Dead, music by Bernard Herrmann; conducted by William Stromberg; album produced by William Stromberg, John Morgan and Anna Bonn; liner notes by Jim Doherty and Kevin Scott; album art direction by Jim Titus (Tribute Film Classics)

Conan The Destroyer, music by Basil Poledouris; conducted by Nic Raine; album produced by James Fitzpatrick; liner notes by Frank K. DeWald; album art direction by GINKO DIGI (Prometheus)

The Fall of the Roman Empire, music by Dimitri Tiomkin; conducted by Nic Raine; album produced by James Fitzpatrick; liner notes by Frank K. DeWald; album art direction by James Fitzpatrick, Damien Doherty and Ginko Digi (Tadlow Music)

The Lord of the Rings Symphony, music by Howard Shore; conducted by Ludwig Wicki; album produced by Jonathan Schultz and Howard Shore; liner notes by Howard Shore and Ludwig Wicki; album art direction by Alan Frey (HOWE Records)

Taras Bulba, music by Franz Waxman; conducted by Nic Raine; album produced by James Fitzpatrick; liner notes by Frank K. DeWald; album art direction by Damien Doherty (Tadlow Music)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR

Film Score Monthly

Intrada

La-La Land

MovieScore Media

Varèse Sarabande

For more information about the International Film Music Critics Association, its members and the list of past awards, please visit http://www.filmmusiccritics.org or contact press@filmmusiccritics.org.

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