APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers have today unveiled their list of nominees for the 2017 Screen Music Awards, with a wide variety of composers being recognised for the work over the past year.
With awards being handed out for musical contributions to television, film, documentaries, and advertisements, as well as awards for being the most performed screen composer both locally and internationally, a huge amount of contemporary musicians have this year received recognition, in addition to some of Australia’s most renowned screen composers.
Nominations of note this year include Briggs, who is nominated for his work with the Fox League Super Saturday television theme, and Missy Higgins for her song ‘Torchlight’, from the film from Don’t Tell.
Sarah Blasko, Daniel Johns, Dustin Tebbutt, and Josh Abrahams are just some of the contemporary acts to have also been nominated for awards, while some of Australia’s better-known composers, such as Lisa Gerrard and Cezary Skubiszewski are also in the running this year.
Impressively, a large amount of musicians are nominated for multiple awards, including Jed Kurzel of Sydney band The Mess Hall, who has received three nominations for his work on Alien: Covenant and Assassin’s Creed. Likewise, Antony Partos and Elliott Wheeler have also received three nods.
Title: Mother With A Gun Composed by: Dale Cornelius Published by: Native Tongue Music Publishing
Title: Whiteley Composed by: Ash Gibson Greig
Best Music for a Short Film
Title: Face Composed by: Jonathan Bush
Title: Last Tree Standing Composed by: Me-Lee Hay
Title: Red Composed by: Tom Schutzinger
Title: Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself Composed by: Aaron Kenny
Best Soundtrack Album
Title: Alien: Covenant Composed by: Jed Kurzel Published by: Sony/ATV/FOX Music obo TCF Music Publishing
Title: Assassin’s Creed Composed by: Jed Kurzel Published by: Sony/ATV/NEW Regency obo New Regency Music
Title: Jasper Jones Composed by: Antony Partos
Title: Monsieur Mayonnaise Composed by: Deborah Morgan and Cezary Skubiszewski Published by: Origin Music Publishing
Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title: Atlas in Your Eye from Jasper Jones Composed by: Dustin Tebbutt
Title: Power from The Get Down Composed by: Baz Luhrmann*, Donna Missal, Homer Steinweiss* and Elliott Wheeler* Published by: Kobalt Music Publishing (Aust), Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Aust) obo Twenty Fifteen Avenue Music and Twenty Fifteen Boulevard Music*
Title: Torchlight from Don’t Tell Composed by: Missy Higgins
Title: Visible from The Pretend One Composed by: Hayden Calnin Published by: Gaga Music
Best Music for Children’s Television
Title: Beat Bugs: When I’m 64 Composed by: Daniel Denholm and Daniel Johns Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Aust)
Title: Bottersnikes & Gumbles: The Ugly Pageant Composed by: Michael Szumowski Published by: BMG AM and Cheeky Little Media
Title: Kazoops: Middle of Somewhere Composed by: Scott Langley Published by: Kobalt Music Publishing (Aust) obo Cheeky Little Media
Title: The Deep: Tartaruga Composed by: Nerida Tyson-Chew Published by: Red Music Publishing
Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Composers: Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks Composer: Damian De Boos Smith Composer: Jay Stewart Composer: Neil Sutherland
Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Composers: Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks Composer: Jay Stewart Composer: Neil Sutherland Composer: Nerida Tyson-Chew