Saturday, 7 February 2015

2014 INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS


I'll give the International Film Music Critics Association a little credit this year for recognising composers such as Mica Levi and Christopher Young... and Alexandre Desplat, ofc, as many times as they could. But that's as far as my respect stretches. Not with the quality work they could have noticed in their nominations. They qualify themselves as critics, but they vote more like an industry guild. Anyway, here are their nominations, for awards which will be held some time, who even gives a fuck:

Film Score of the Year
Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
James Newton Howard (Maleficent)
John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon 2)
Christopher Young (The Monkey King)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Marco Beltrami (The Homesman)
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Alexandre Desplat (The Monuments Men)
Gustavo Dudamel (The Liberator)
Johann Johannsson (The Theory of Everything)

Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Roque Banos (Cantinflas)
Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Matthew Llewellyn (Wishin' and Hopin')
Joel McNeely (A Million Ways to Die in the West)
Alan Silvestri (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Best Original Score for an Action / Adventure / Thriller Film
Jonny Greenwood (Inherent Vice)
Nuno Malo (No God No Master)
James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1)
John Paesano (The Maze Runner)
Christopher Young (The Monkey King)

Best Original Score for a Fantasy / Science Fiction / Horror Film
Alexandre Desplat (Godzilla)
Zacarias Martinez de la Riva (Automata)
James Newton Howard (Maleficent)
Howard Shore (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Original Score for an Animated Feature
Dario Marianelli (The Boxtrolls)
David Newmann (Tarzan)
John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon 2)
Philippe Rombi (Asterix: The Land of the Gods)
Frederik Wiedmann (Son of Batman)

Best Original Score for a Documentary
Danny Elfman (The Unknown Known)
George Fenton (Bears)
Ben Foster (Hidden Kingdoms)
Alan Silvestri (Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
Henrik Skram (Ballet Boys)

Film Music Composition of the Year
Suzanne Collins, Jeremiah Fraites, James Newton Howard and Wesley Schultz - 'The Hanging Tree' (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1)
Harry Gregson-Williams 'Tsunami' (Exodus: Gods and Kings)
James Newton Howard - 'Maleficent Flies' (Maleficent)
James Newton Howard - 'Maleficent Suite' (Maleficent)
John Powell - 'Flying with Mother' (How to Train Your Dragon 2)

Composer of the Year
Marco Beltrami
Alexandre Desplat
James Newton Howard
John Powell
Hans Zimmer

Film Music Record Label of the Year
Intrada Records
La-La Land Records
Moviescore Media
Quartet Records
Varese Sarabande

Breakthrough Composer of the Year
Alexander Cimini
Gustavo Dudamel
Mica Levi
Matthew Llewellyn
John Paesano