2019 Reel Music Awards – 2019 scores for consideration


2019 Reel Music Awards

“Better late than never!” some will say. This year’s awards process for Reel Music is a lot later than usual but, we are here now and the announcement of the 2019 Reel Music Awards is on the horizon. As with last year, as part of the lead up to announcing my nominations (and eventual winners) of the stand-out scores of 2019, I thought that I would take some time and list all of the titles of the movies, TV shows, games, etc released in 2018 whose score I have listened to and assessed.

The main reason for listing all these scores is so that, if anyone is curious, you can see the range of titles assessed. Also, my lists may highlight some titles that you may have previously thought were unavailable to listen to. Note: this is a long list and there are bound to be mistakes no matter how often I check and check again – I apologise for any errors in advance.

Titles released in 2019 for ‘archival titles’ (i.e., music albums available in 2019 to movies, TV shows, etc. originally released in 2018 or previously) are not listed here.

The 2019 Reel Music Awards nomination lists will be posted soon. [Read more…]

IFMCA Award Winners 2019 announced


The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced their awards for outstanding contributions to film, television and other media scoring for 2019. Below is the announcement in full and follow the link for the announcement in full (which includes a winners presentation video.

February 20, 2020: INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2019 IFMCA AWARDS; JOHN WILLIAMS REIGNS SUPREME WITH MULTIPLE AWARDS HONORING HIS FINAL STAR WARS SCORE, “THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” [Read more…]

2019 IFMCA Award nominations announced


Today saw the announcement of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) 2019 Award nominations. Below is the announcement reproduced in full. Winners will be announced by the IFMCA on February 20, 2020.

FEBRUARY 6, 2020. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2019, for the 16th annual IFMCA Awards. For the first time in IFMCA history a female composer leads the field, with Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir receiving five separate nominations for her work on the critically acclaimed comic-book drama “Joker,” and for the devastating HBO television series “Chernobyl”. These are the first nominations for Guðnadóttir, who is nominated in the categories for Film Score of the Year, Composer of the Year, Drama Score, Television Score, and Film Music Composition of the Year. IFMCA member James Southall was particularly complimentary about “Joker,” describing it as having ‘complexity in its extraordinary emotional depth,’ and calling it a ‘primal’ score which ‘made him think’.

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