World Soundtrack Awards 2015

October 24th, 2015
Brussels Philharmonic
World Soundtrack Awards 2015
Ghent, Belgium
Time Network

The driving force behind a good movie is its soundtrack. Over the years this has been something that has come to be recognized and several awards are prese nted in this category of excellence. Launched in 2001 by the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, the World Soundtrack Awards are presented annually to people in the movie industry who have exhibited exceptional proficiency in soundtracks which is usually held in October each year. This year, 2015, the awards will complete its 15th year.

Venue of the World Soundtrack Awards

The ceremony usually takes place in Ghent, Belgium at the Bijloke Concert Hall. The venue is a much-coveted one as a major chunk of the world’s glitterazzi converge at this venue, especially the who’s who of the music world, so it’s the one thing to ‘be seen’ at the World Soundtrack awards.

Events at the Awards

Although the focus is on the awardees that will be announced and then given their awards, there are a lot of hype-generating events to spice up the event. Usually international actors, musicians, singers and other performers are invited to entertain the audience. It is considered a great honor to be called upon to perform at these awards. This year one of the highlights of the event is a performance by French composer Alexandre Desplat.

The Awards Today

In the earlier years, the award categories were very basic but today with the high degree of technology being used in the music world, several new categories have emerged. Some of the categories are Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film and the Best Original Score of the Year.

World Soundtrack Awards 2015 Nominees & Winners

Film Composer of the Year

  • Bruno Coulais 'Song of the Sea', 'Gemma Bovary', '3 hearts' ('3 Coeurs'), 'Mune le guardien de la lune', 'Diary of a Chambermaid' ('Journal d’une femme de chambre'), 'Fly Away Solo'
  • Alexandre Desplat 'Unbroken', 'The Imitation Game', 'Everything Will Be Fine', 'Tale of Tales'
  • Michael Giacchino 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', 'Inside Out', 'Jupiter Ascending', 'Jurassic World', 'Tomorrowland'
  • Johann Johannsson 'The Theory of Everything', 'The 11th Hour', 'Sicario'
  • Hans Zimmer 'Interstellar', 'Chappie'

Best Original Film Score Of The Year

  • 'Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)' by Antonio Sanchez
  • 'Cinderella' by Patrick Doyle
  • 'The Imitation Game' by Alexandre Desplat
  • 'Interstellar' by Hans Zimmer
  • 'The Theory of Everything' by Johann Johannsson

Best Original Song Written For A Film

  • The Apology Song from 'The Book of Life'
    Music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams, performed by Diego Luna
  • Carry Me Home from 'Insurgent'
    Music & lyrics by Joseph Trapanese & Christopher Taylor, performed by SOHN
  • Glory from 'Selma' 
    Music & lyrics by John Legend, Common and Rhymefest performed by Common & Legend
  • Grateful from 'Beyond the Lights'
    Music & lyrics by Diane Warren, performed by Rita Ora
  • Tell Me from 'Lost River'
    Music & lyrics by Johnny Jewel, performed by Saoirse Ronan

Discovery of the Year: Antonio Sánchez for Birdman

Public Choice Award: The Maze Runner (John Paesano)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Patrick Doyle

SABAM Award For Best Young International Composer: Peer Kleinschmidt