Film composer Mychael Danna received two awards for ‘Life of Pi’, namely that of Film Composer of the Year and Best Original Film Score of the Year, at the 13th World Soundtrack Awards 2013 in Ghent, Belgium.
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film went to “Skyfall” performed by Adele. Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin were awarded the Discovery of the Year for the music they wrote for ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’. The Public Choice Award went to Rahman Altin for “The Butterfly’s Dream ‘(Kelebeğin Rüyası).
After the awards ceremony, the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé performed a selection of the incredibly rich and varied film compositions of French director Alexandre Desplat. Some film scores from the Discovery winner of last year – Brian Byrne (‘Albert Nobbs’) – and from the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient – Riz Ortolani – were also performed by the Brussels Philharmonic.
The 13th World Soundtrack Award winners
Film Composer of the Year
Mychael Danna (‘Life of Pi’)
Best Original Film Score of the Year 2012
Life of Pi by Mychael Danna
Best Original Song written for a Film
Skyfall from ‘Skyfall’
Music & lyrics: Adele & Paul Epworth / performed by Adele
Discovery of the Year
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin for ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
Public Choice Award
Rahman Altin for ‘The Butterfly’s Dream’ (Kelebeğin Rüyası)
Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Lifetime Achievement Award