Sunday, 26 February 2017

LA LA LAND LOSES TO ARRIVAL IN IFMCA'S 2016 AWARDS


Refrained from posting these nominations when they were announced for various reasons, but none of those reasons apply now that the International Film Music Critics Association has revealed its award winners for 2016. Although La La Land, heavily favoured to win both music Oscars tonight, wins three awards, the most of any film or composer, it's Johann Johannsson's Oscar-disqualified score for Arrival that wins the top award, and deservedly so! All the info right here:

Film Score of the Year
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Abel Korzeniowski (Nocturnal Animals)
James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Laurent Perez del Mar (The Red Turtle)

Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Abel Korzeniowski (Nocturnal Animals)
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Alexandre Desplat (The Light Between Oceans)
Jo Yeong Wook (The Handmaiden)
Clint Mansell (High-Rise)

Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
David Buckley and John Ottman (The Nice Guys)
Carter Burwell (Hail, Caesar!)
Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)
Matthew Margeson (Eddie the Eagle)

Best Original Score for an Action / Adventure / Thriller Film
Christopher Young (The Monkey King 2)
John Debney (The Jungle Book)
Anne Dudley (Elle)
Simon Franglen and James Horner (The Magnificent Seven)
Rob Simonsen (Nerve)

Best Original Score for a Fantasy / Science Fiction / Horror Film
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Alexander Cimini (Dark Waves)
Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange)
Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon)
James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Best Original Score for an Animated Feature
Laurent Perez del Mar (The Red Turtle)
Alexandre Desplat (The Secret Life of Pets)
Michael Giacchino (Zootopia)
Mark Mancina (Moana)
Dario Marianelli (Kubo and the Two Strings)

Best Original Score for a Documentary
Panu Aaltio (Tale of a Lake)
Chad Cannon (Paper Lanterns)
Bruno Coulais (Seasons)
Alberto Iglesias (Spain in a Day)
Jasha Klebe, Jacob Shea and Hans Zimmer (Planet Earth II)

Film Music Composition of the Year
Justin Hurwitz - Epilogue (La La Land)
Ramin Djawadi - Light Of The Seven (Game of Thrones)
Michael Giacchino - The Master Of The Mystic End Credits (Doctor Strange)
Michael Giacchino - Night On The Yorktown (Star Trek Beyond)
Andy Hull and Robert McDowell - Montage (Swiss Army Man)

Composer of the Year
Michael Giacchino
Alexandre Desplat
Justin Hurwitz
James Newton Howard
Fernando Velazquez

Breakthrough Composer of the Year
Justin Hurwitz
Chad Cannon
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
Simon Franglen
Daniel Hart

Best New Archival Release - Re-Release or Re-Recording of an Existing Score
Elmer Bernstein, Frank K. de Wald, Douglass Fake, Roger Feigelson and Joe Sikoryak (The Magnificent Seven)
Jeff Bond, Douglass Fake, Roger Feigelson, Jerry Goldsmith and Joe Sikoryak (Chinatown)
Frank K. de Wald, James Fitzpatrick, Jerry Goldsmith, Nic Raine and Matthew Wright (The Blue Max)
Frank K. de Wald, James Fitzpatrick, Nic Raine, Rosza Miklos and Jim Titus (The Thief of Bagdad)
Hayakawa Masaru, Ifukube Akira and Wada Kaoru (Godzilla)

Best New Archival Release - Compilation
Mike Matessino, Jim Titus and John Williams - 'The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection'
Jose Maria Benitez, Nacho B. Govantes, Alberto Iglesias and Alex Sanchez - 'Archipelago: A Film Music Retrospective'
Frank K. de Wald, James Fitzpatrick, Nic Raine, Rosza Miklos and Barry Weekley - 'Epic Hollywood: The Music Of Miklos Rosza'
Alexandre Desplat, Stephane Lerouge, Quincy Jones, Toots Thielemans and Jerome Witz-Gilles Guerlet - 'The Cinema of Quincy Jones'
Stephan Eicke, John Elborg, Hubai Gergely, Abel Korzeniowski and Luis Miguel Rojas - 'Early Works'

Film Music Record Label of the Year
Intrada Records (Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson)
La-La Land Records (M. V. Gerhard and Matt Verboys)
Quartet Records (Jose Maria Benitez)
Tadlow Music (James Fitzpatrick)
Varese Sarabande (Robert Townson)