IFMCA Award Nominations

February 7, 2019

International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award Nominations Announced

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The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2018, for the 15th annual IFMCA Awards. In one of the most open fields in IFMCA history, composer James Newton Howard received the most nominations with four, closely followed by Nicholas Britell, Alexandre Desplat, Ludwig Göransson, Justin Hurwitz, and John Powell, who each received three.

This is a good year for genre film scores being recognized by the IFMCA. The nominees for Best Original Score For A Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film are Ludwig Göransson for BLACK PANTHER, James Newton Howard for FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, Michael Giacchino for JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, Alan Silvestri for READY PLAYER ONE, and John Powell for SOLO.

In addition, a number of genre scores were nominated in other categories as well, including:

Film Score Of The Year

  • BLACK PANTHER, music by Ludwig Göransson
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS, music by Marc Shaiman
  • SOLO, music by John Powell

Best Original Score For A Comedy Film

  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS, music by Marc Shaiman

Best Original Score For An Animated Film

  • INCREDIBLES 2, music by Michael Giacchino
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, music by Daniel Pemberton

Best Original Score For A Television Series

  • LOST IN SPACE, music by Christopher Lennertz
  • WESTWORLD, music by Ramin Djawadi

Best Original Score For A Video Game Or Interactive Media

  • 11:11 MEMORIES RETOLD, music by Olivier Derivière
  • GOD OF WAR, music by Bear McCreary
  • NI NO KUNI II: REVENANT KINGDOM, music by Joe Hisaishi
  • SPIDER-MAN, music by John Paesano
  • TORN, music by Garry Schyman

Best Archival Release – New Release Or New Recording Of An Existing Score

  • BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, music by Wojciech Kilar; album produced by Dan Goldwasser; liner notes by Tim Greiving; art direction by Dan Goldwasser (La-La Land)
  • THE BRIDE WORE BLACK, music by Bernard Herrmann; The Basque National Orchestra conducted by Fernando Velázquez; album produced by Jose M. Benitez and Edouard Dubois; liner notes by Frank K. DeWald; art direction by Nacho B. Govantes (Quartet)
  • DRACULA, music by John Williams; album produced by Mike Matessino and Robert Townson; liner notes by Mike Matessino; art direction by Jim Titus (Varèse Sarabande)

Best Archival Release – Compilation

  • HARRY POTTER: THE JOHN WILLIAMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION; music by John Williams; album produced by Mike Matessino; liner notes by Mike Matessino; art direction by Jim Titus (La-La Land)
  • THRILLER 2, music by Jerry Goldsmith; The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine; album produced by James Fitzpatrick and Leigh Phillips; liner notes by Jon Burlingame; art direction by Nic Finch (Tadlow)

Film Music Composition Of The Year

  • “Mine Mission” from SOLO, written by John Powell
  • “The Adventures of Han” from SOLO, written by John Williams

The International Film Music Critics Association will announce the winners of the 15th IFMCA Awards on February 21, 2019.

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing and broadcasting about original film, television and game music.

Since its inception the IFMCA has grown to comprise over 65 members from countries such as Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

Check out the entire list of 2018 IFMCA nominations here.

 

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