Giorgio Moroder to Be Honored with World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award

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Nominees were also announced for the World Soundtrack Awards, which will be held on October 22.

Composer Giorgio Moroder will receive the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th World Soundtrack Awards, which will be held Oct. 22 as part of the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

Morodor is a three-time Oscar winner for his scores for Midnight Express, Flashdance and Scarface and also left his mark on disco, where he wrote hits for Donna Summers and others.

“More than 30 years ago, Moroder revolutionised electronic dance music, and to this day, he is anything but forgotten: as the creator of synth-pop disco, he continues to be a great example for many young dance producers and electro musicians,” the festival’s artistic director Patrick Duynslaegher said.

The World Soundtrack Academy will also announce awards in three categories. The nominees are: 


Film Composer of the Year

(Award can be presented in respect of one film or in respect of a body of work in the year)

Alexandre DESPLAT      A Better Life, Tamara Drewe, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech, The Tree of Life, The   Well Digger’s Daughter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Hans ZIMMER                  Inception, How Do You Know, Megamind, Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides, The Dilemma, Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2

Clint MANSELL                Black Swan, Faster, Last Night

John POWELL                  Mars Needs Moms, Rio, Kung Fu Panda 2

Patrick DOYLE                  La Ligne Droite, Thor, Jig


Best Original Film Score of the Year

Inception by Hans Zimmer

The King's Speech by Alexandre Desplat

The Social Network by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Black Swan by Clint Mansell

True Grit by Carter Burwell 


Best Original Song written directly for a Film



from Toy Story 3

music & lyrics by Randy Newman

performed by Randy Newman



from Burlesque

music and lyrics by Diane Warren

performed by Cher



from Country Strong

music & lyrics by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges

performed by Gwyneth Paltrow



from Tangled

music by Alan Menken

lyrics by Glenn Slater

performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi



from 127 Hours

music by A.R. Rahman

lyrics by Dido (Dido Armstrong) and Rollo Armstrong 

performed by Dido & A.R. Rahman