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Winners of the 10th Annual IFMCA Awards Announced Today!

February 20, 2014

logoAt noon EST today, the International Film Music Critics Association (of which I am a member) announced the winners for musical scoring in 2013.  Congrats to all the winners and here’s to another great year in film scoring!

Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack - Abel Korzeniowski

Romeo & Juliet takes home Score of the Year at the IFMCA Awards

Taking home Score of the Year this year is Abel Korzeniowski for his classic score for Carlo Carlei’s Romeo & Juliet.  Korzeniowski also took home the award for Film Composer of the Year as well as a another win for Romeo & Juliet in the Best Score for Drama category.

Breakout composer of the year went to Laurent Eyquem (Copperhead), Best Score for Comedy went to Theodore Shapiro for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Best Score for Animation went to Joe Hisaishi for The Wind Rises, and Best Score for Documentary went to the excellent Tim’s Vermeer by Conrad Pope.

Winners in the rest of the categories, including Action/Adventure/Thriller, Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror, Television, and more are included after the jump.

You can also read the official press release at the IFMCA’s website here.

– Erin V.

2013 IFMCA Winners:  

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
• Romeo and Juliet, music by Abel Korzeniowski

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• Abel Korzeniowski

BREAKTHROUGH FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• Laurent Eyquem

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
• Romeo and Juliet, music by Abel Korzeniowski

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
• The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, music by Theodore Shapiro

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM
• Grand Piano, music by Víctor Reyes

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
• Evil Dead, music by Roque Baños

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
• The Wind Rises, music by Joe Hisaishi

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
• Tim’s Vermeer, music by Conrad Pope

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A TELEVISION SERIES
• Isabel, music by Federico Jusid

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA
• Remember Me, music by Olivier Deriviére

BEST ARCHIVAL RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE – RE-RELEASE OR RE-RECORDING
• The Salamander, music by Jerry Goldsmith; re-recording conducted by Nic Raine; album produced by James Fitzpatrick; liner notes by Frank K. De Wald; album art direction by Paul de Blieck, Johan van den Broeck and GINKO DIGI (Prometheus/Tadlow)

BEST ARCHIVAL RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE – COMPILATION
• Lethal Weapon Soundtrack Collection, music by Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton and David Sanborn; album produced by Neil S. Bulk and MV Gerhard; liner notes by Jeff Bond; album art direction by Jim Titus (La-La Land)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
• La-La Land Records, MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
• “Abominations Rising” from Evil Dead, music by Roque Baños

SPECIAL AWARD
• The Salamander, score reconstruction by Leigh Phillips

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