Shore grabs two World Soundtrack Awards
Both the 180+ members of the World Soundtrack Academy and film music enthusiasts from all over the world voted Shore’s score best soundtrack of the past year.
Howard Shore’s score for Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring won two awards at the second edition of the World Soundtrack Awards. Howard Shore received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year and the Public Choice Award. Other winners were Patrick Doyle (World Soundtrack Award for Composer of the Year, for Gosford Park), Randy Newman (World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film, for Monsters Inc.), and Klaus Badelt (World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year, for Time Machine). The World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to legendary music producer and composer Sir George Martin.
Additionally, the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent announced the winner of its first Competition for Young Belgian Composers. Their assignment was to compose a score to accompany the Film Festival credits. Winner was Alex Otterlei from Antwerp.
The concert was followed by the Fenton-Delerue: A Film Music Celebration concert by the National Belgian Orchestra under supervision of Dirk Brossé.
UK composer George Fenton (°1950) is renowned for his soundtracks for films by Ken Loach (Dangerous Liaisons, Anna And The King, You’ve Got Mail). During the concert in Ghent, he conducted his most romantic music.
This year is exactly 10 years ago that French film composer Georges Delerue passed away. Delerue, who is probably best known for his collaboration with François Truffaut (Jules et Jim, La nuit américaine, Vivement Dimanche) and films like Platoon en Mira.
The Georges Delerue tribute was the climax of a film tribute during the Filmfestival, highlighting the creative collaboration of Truffaut and Delerue. Jean-Claude Petit and Dirk Brossé were among the composers who contributed to the film music celebration.
The awards ceremony and concert took place in the 1,200-seat Bijloke Concert Hall of Ghent. The packed show was attended by several composers as well as celebrities such as Ken Loach, Shekhar Kapur, Dutch actress Willeke Van Ammelrooy, and Jeanne Moreau who received a Special Joseph Plateau Lieftime Achievement Award during the concert.
Public Choice Award: Lord Of The Rings (by Howard Shore)
Discovery of the Year: Klaus Badelt (Time Machine)
Best Original Song written for a Film 'If I didn't have you' by Randy Newman (Monsters Inc)
Composer of the Year: Patrick Doyle (Gosford Park)
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year: Lord Of The Rings (by Howard Shore)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sir George Martin