FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, COCO AVANT CHANEL, LARGO WINCH, CHÉRI)
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON by Alexandre Desplat
BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN FOR FILM
“JAI HO” from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Music by: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar and Tanvi Shah
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaksmi Iyver, Vijay Prakash
Published by KM Musiq ltd
DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
NICO MUHLY “THE READER”
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD
“TWILIGHT” CARTER BURWELL
SABAM AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN COMPOSER
Additional info quoted from moviescoremagazine.com:
"French composer Alexandre Desplat won the ‘Film Composer of the Year’ award and the ‘Best Original Film Score of the Year’ award for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the World Soundtrack Awards 2009, which closed the 36th Ghent International Film Festival on Saturday night. A.R. Rahman won the award for ‘Best Original Song Written for Film’ for “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire. Nico Muhly was named the World Soundtrack Academy’s ‘Discovery of the Year’ for his score for The Reader. As announced earlier, Marvin Hamlisch was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ‘Public Choice Award’ went to Carter Burwell for Twilight, and British composer Christopher Slaski (The Pianotuner of Earthquakes) won the SABAM Award for Best Young European Composer.
The event featured musical performances featuring Hamlisch, Desplat and last year’s ‘Discovery of the Year’ honoree Marc Streitenfeld. The Brussels Philharmonic was conducted by Dirk Brossé, Marvin Hamlisch and Alexandre Desplat."
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