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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2011 edited
    For Immediate Release


    JOHN POWELL’S HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON IS NAMED
    INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS’ 2010 FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR



    FEBRUARY 24, 2011 - The International Film Music Critics Association announces the winners of its seventh annual awards for excellence in musical scoring in 2010 with John Powell’s score for the animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON topping the list, winning both Film Score of the Year and Best Score for an Animated Film. Alexandre Desplat receives three awards: Best Score for a Drama Film (THE KING’S SPEECH), Best Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film (THE GHOST WRITER) and Composer of the Year.

    Continuing their tradition to highlight lesser known but vital world talents, the Association awards the Breakout Composer of the Year to Portuguese composer Nuno Malo for AMÁLIA. Turkish composer Pinar Toprak wins Best Score for a Comedy Film for her score to the THE LIGHTKEEPERS. Rounding out the film categories are Best Score to a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film which goes to TRON: LEGACY by the French duo Daft Punk, Best Score for a Documentary Film winner is French composer Bruno Coulais for OCÉANS and American Danny Elfman’s “Alice Theme” from ALICE IN WONDERLAND wins Best Individual Composition.

    In the non-film category, Bear McCreary wins his second award in a row in the Best Score for a Television Series, this year for Fox’s drama HUMAN TARGET (McCreary won last year for BATTLESTAR: GALACTICA). Kojima Productions’ CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW, with music by Óscar Araujo, wins Best Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media.

    The Best Archival Release goes to the six-disc box set release of Alex North’s score to Stanley Kubrick’s SPARTACUS, which was Varèse Sarabande’s executive producer Robert Townson’s 1000th release for the label. Best Record Label of the Year goes to La-La Land Records, their first win in this category, for such notable 2010 expanded release soundtracks as BATMAN RETURNS, DRAGONSLAYER, PANIC IN THE YEAR ZERO and HOME ALONE.


    2010 Film Categories


    FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
    • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, music by John Powell

    FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
    • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT

    BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
    • NUNO MALO

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
    • THE KING’S SPEECH, music by Alexandre Desplat

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
    • THE LIGHTKEEPERS, music by Pinar Toprak

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM
    • THE GHOST WRITER, music by Alexandre Desplat

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
    • TRON: LEGACY, music by Daft Punk

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
    • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, music by John Powell

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • OCÉANS, music by Bruno Coulais

    FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
    • ALICE IN WONDERLAND – “Alice’s Theme” (Danny Elfman)

    2010 Non-Film Categories

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
    • HUMAN TARGET, music by Bear McCreary

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA
    • CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW, music by Óscar Araujo

    BEST ARCHIVAL RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE
    • SPARTACUS, music by Alex North (Varèse Sarabande) – Album Producer: Robert Townson; Liner Notes: Robert Townson; Album Art Direction: Robert Townson, Matthew Joseph Peak, Bill Pitzonka

    FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
    • LA-LA LAND RECORDS

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

    The IFMCA was originally formed in the late 1990s as the now-defunct “Film Music Critics Jury” by editor and journalist Mikael Carlsson, a former contributor to filmmusicradio.com and filmmusicmag.com, and currently the owner of the Swedish independent film music label MovieScore Media.

    Since its inception, the IFMCA has grown to comprise over 50 members from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

    Previous IFMCA Score of the Year Awards have been awarded to Michael Giacchino’s UP in 2009, Alexandre Desplat’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON in 2008, Dario Marianelli’s ATONEMENT in 2007, James Newton Howard’s LADY IN THE WATER in 2006, John Williams’ MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA in 2005 and Michael Giacchino’s THE INCREDIBLES in 2004.

    For more information about the International Film Music Critics Association, its members and the list of past awards, please visit www.filmmusiccritics.org - www.facebook.com/ifmca or contact press (at) filmmusiccritics.org.
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  1. Good choices! I have all of them except for True Grit.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2011
    Sorry... that was a mistake in the PR. The King's Speech won not True Grit.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  2. I don't have that one either.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  3. Good for HTTYD!! Same time for Tron: Legacy and The Ghost Writer (thoses three are in my list of the 10 best scores of the year). Also with Alice's theme, one of my favorite cues of the year
  4. Yippie, a win for Bear (who immediately posted it on his facebook page).

    Elin
    Recognizing somebody else's strength doesn't diminish your own (Joss Whedon)
  5. Also, Bear McCreary tweeted this:

    "Thanks to the IFMCA for naming #HumanTargetSeason1 the Television Score of the Year. Live orchestra FTW!!" http://tinyurl.com/5rv98tn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2011
    I don't agree with Spartacus but this is just my opinion
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorDemonStar
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
    Great choices! cool Haven't heard The Lightkeepers yet, though.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
    It's charming, relaxing, romantic. Very good score.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthormoviescore
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
    DemonStar wrote
    Great choices! cool Haven't heard The Lightkeepers yet, though.


    http://www.moviescoremedia.com/lightkeepers.html

    I'm so proud of the score, Pinar and the award she got for this!

    mc
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2011
    Pinar won the IFMCA Award for Best Comedy Score. Two of their members got to meet her to hand out her award yesterday. Pictures and report:
    http://filmmusiccritics.org/2011/03/pin … htkeepers/
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2011
    Excellent!
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorDemonStar
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2011
    moviescore wrote
    http://www.moviescoremedia.com/lightkeepers.html

    I'm so proud of the score, Pinar and the award she got for this!

    mc


    Thanks Mikael! The clips are gorgeous. beer
  6. Jon Broxton wrote
    John Powell gets his IFMCA Awards:

    http://filmmusiccritics.org/2011/03/joh … ur-dragon/


    If that we're an Oscar. In the photo with Broxton Powell looks pissed. Also, it's me or they we're showing Happy Feet in that TV screen? And it said previz, so it must be from the second film.
  7. It was just a bad photo of John smile He wasn't pissed!

    And, yes, he was working on a song or Happy Feet 2 when we were there.
  8. Jon Broxton wrote
    It was just a bad photo of John smile He wasn't pissed!

    And, yes, he was working on a song or Happy Feet 2 when we were there.


    I know he wasn't pissed, he only looked like it. And I'm glad that he's making Happy Feet 2. Thanks, Jon,
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
    there's life after the oscars you know.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
    Cool, I don't think there have ever been any photos of his studio.
  9. Pinar Toprak was recently interviewed by the Turkish cultural TV show Eksi 10 about her life and work, and her recent IFMCA Award for The Lightkeepers

    http://vimeo.com/22224429

    It's all in Turkish, so it won't mean much to anyone who doesn't speak that language, but you get to see her studio and hear some of her music, and the bit about the IFMCA Awards starts around the 10:00 minute.

    Who says the IFMCA doesn't do anything good wink
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2011
    Very good composer, she has a lot to offer in the genre.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.