February 26, 2011

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) awarded Nuno Maló for Amália


As you may have already noticed I have at least two loves: one is movies and the other is music. And I have two motifs of joy to share with you. First. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) awarded the Breakout Composer of the Year to Portuguese composer Nuno Malo for AMÁLIA for excellence in musical scoring. AMÁLIA is a film about the life of Portuguese fado singer Amália Rodrigues. Second. John Powell’s score for the animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON won both Film Score of the Year and Best Score for an Animated Film. Well done!!! I just loved that animated movie and the music!

Breakout Composer of the Year nominees also included Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, better known as the French electronic/dance duo Daft Punk, for TRON: LEGACY; Spanish composer Oscar Araujo for the video game CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW; Spanish composer Arnau Bataller for the mystery film LA HERENCIA VALDEMAR; German composer Herbert Grönemeyer for the George Clooney drama THE AMERICAN.

Check the complete 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 MALÓ

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)

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