Alberto Iglesias Named Film Composer of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards

10:06 PM PST 10/21/2012 by Gregg Kilday
Getty Images
Alberto Iglesias

Brian Byrne wins song of the year honors for "Lay Your Head Down" from "Albert Nobbs."

Alberto Iglesias was named film composer of the year for his soundtracks for Le Moine (The Monk), The Skin I Live In and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy at the World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival on Oct. 21. The academy also gave him the award for best original film score of the year for Tinker, Tailor.

Brian Byrne took home the discovery of the year award and received the award for best original song written for film for "Lay Your Head Down" from the film Albert Nobbs.  

The Public Choice Award went to Abel Korzeniowski for the film W.E. The prolfific Pino Donaggio, who has written scores for a number of Brian De Palma's films, received a World Soundtrack lifetime achievement award, which was presented to him by Mike Stoller.

The award ceremony was attended by the Flemish Minister of Culture Joke Schauvliege and the Flemish Minister of Energy, Housing, Cities and Social Economy Freya Van den Bossche.

A complete list of winners follows:

Film Composer of the Year

Alberto IGLESIAS (Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’)

Best Original Film Score of the Year 2012

‘TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY’ by Alberto IGLESIAS

Best original song written for Film

‘LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN ‘ from ‘Albert Nobbs’

Music: Brian Byrne / Lyrics: Glenn Close / Performed by: Sinead O’Connor           

Discovery of the Year

Brian BYRNE for ‘Albert Nobbs’

Public Choice Award

Abel KORZENIOWSKI for ‘W.E.’

Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer

Valentin HADJADJ

Lifetime Achievement Award

Pino DONAGGIO

Certificate of Outstanding Recognition

BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC

 

WINNERS 39th GHENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Grand Prize for Best Film: TABU by Miguel Gomes – Portugal – Germany – Brazil – France 2012 – Distributor: Numéro Zéro

The Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music & Sound Design: APRES MAI by Olivier Assayas – France 2012 – Distributor: A-Film Belgium

Special Mention: KID by Fien Troch – Belgium 2012 – Distributor: Cinéart

EFA 2013 Prize for Best European Short: AS ONDAS by Miguel Fonseca - Portugal 2012

National Lottery Prize for Best Belgian Student Short: DE NAAM VAN DE VADER by Timothy Josha Wennekes – Belgium 2012 (St-Lukas)

Honorable MentionCORPS PERDU by Lukas Dhont – Belgium 2012 (KASK)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Joseph Plateau Honorary Award: Paolo & Vittorio Taviani

Joseph Plateau Honorary Award: Emmanuelle Riva

comments powered by Disqus