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World Soundtrack Awards

Film Fest Gent does not only reward the best films. It also honours the best composers of film music during the annual World Soundtrack Awards Gala. Click here to read more about the World Soundtrack Awards. The 20th anniversary edition of the World Soundtrack Awards was an online livestreamed edition.

The different categories are:​

  • Film Composer of the Year
  • Television Composer of the Year 
  • Best Original Song
  • Public Choice Award
  • Discovery of the Year
  • Best Original Score for a Belgian Production
  • Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer

There are two Special Awards that are not necesarily given each year:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Major Contribution to the Art of Film Music and Sound

Winners Previous Editions 

2020

  • Film Composer of the Year: Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker)
  • TV Composer of the Year: Nicholas Britell (Succession - season two)
  • Best Original Song: Stand Up (uit Harriet) van Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Gabriel Yared
  • Public Choice Award: Alfonso G. Aguilar (Klaus)
  • Discovery of the Year: Bryce Dessner (The Two Popes)
  • Best Original Score for a Belgian Production: Hannes De Maeyer (Torpedo)
  • Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer: Ana Kasrashvili 

2019

  • Best Film Composer of the Year Nicholas Britell ('If Beale Street Could Talk', 'Vice')
  • Best TV Composer of the Year Hildur Guðnadóttir (‘Chernobyl’, ‘Ófærð’)
  • Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film 'Shallow' ('A Star Is Born'). Music and lyrics bu Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando en Mark Ronson. Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. 
  • Discovery of the Year Michael Abels ('Us')
  • Best Original Score for a Belgian Production ‘Duelles’ (Frédéric Vercheval)
  • SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition By a Young International Composer Pierre Charles
  • Public Choice Award John Powell (‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’)

2018

World Soundtrack Award for Composer of the Year 

  • Jóhann Johannsson (‘Mandy’; ‘Mary Magdalene’ (co-composed met Hildur Guðnadóttir); ‘The Mercy’)

World Soundtrack Award for TV Composer of the Year

  • Ramin Djawadi (‘Game of Thrones’ (S7); ‘The Strain’ (S4); ‘Westworld’ (S2))

World Soundtrack Award for Beste Original Song written directly for a Film

  • ‘Black Panther’ (Muziek & tekst door Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Solana I Rowe (SZA), Matt Schaeffer, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith. Uitgevoerd door Kendrick Lamar.)

World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year

  • Tamar-kali for 'Mudbound'

Sabam Award voor Best Young Composer

  • Logan Nelson

Public Choice Award

  • Laurent Eyquem for 'Nostalgia'

Lifetime Achievement Award: 

  • Philippe Sarde

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2017

World Soundtrack Award for Composer of the Year

  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

World Soundtrack Award for TV Composer of the Year

  • Rupert Gregson-Williams

World Soundtrack Award voor Beste Originele Score written directly for a Film

  • City of Stars (‘La La Land’) by Justin Hurwitz​

World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year

  • Nicholas Britell

Sabam Award for Best Young Composer

  • Gavin Brivik

Public Choice Award

  • Viceroy’s House (A.R. Rahman)

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • David Shire

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  • 2016

World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year

  • Carter Burwell

World Soundtrack Award for Television Composer of the Year

  • Jeff Beal

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year

  • Carol (Carter Burwell)

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

  • ‘None of Them Are You’ – Anomalisa (Carter Burwell and Charlie Kaufman)

World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year

  • Joe Kramer

SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer

  • Sándor Török

Public Choice Award for Best Score of the Year

  • Carol (Carter Burwell)

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

 

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  • 2015

World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year

  • Michael Giacchino

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year

  • Birdman (Antonio Sanchez)

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

  • ‘The Apology Song’ – The Book of Love (Gustavo Santaolalla and Paul Williams)

World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year

  • Antonio Sanchez

SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer

  • Peer Kleinschmidt

Public Choice Award for Best Score of the Year

  • The Maze Runner (John Paesano)

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Patrick Doyle

 

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  • 2014

World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year

  • Alexandre Desplat

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

  • ‘Happy’ – Despicable Me 2 (Pharell Williams)

World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year

  • Daniel Pemberton

SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer

  • Cyril Molesti

Public Choice Award for Best Score of the Year

  • Marina (Michelino Bisceglia)

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Francis Lai

 

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  • 2013

World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year

  • Mychael Danna

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year

  • Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)

World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

  • ‘Skyfall’ – Skyfall (Adele)

World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year

  • Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin

SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer

  • Gilles Alonzo

Public Choice Award for Best Score of the Year

  • The Butterfly’s Dream (Rahman Altin)

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Riz Ortolani

 

 

 

 

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