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Screen Music Awards Nominees For 2014 Announced

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers have banded together to announce the nominees of this year’s Screen Music Awards. Recognising outstanding talent in the field of film and television music, this year’s nominees have worked behind the scenes on Rake, Wentworth, and more.

There’s a few familiar names among the nominees, including first-time nominee Jack Moffitt, best known for his work as guitarist in Sydney-based rock-soul heroes The Preatures. Moffitt has been nominated in the prized Best Music for a Documentary category for his work on Blood Pulls a Gun.

Jeff Lang picked up a nomination for his theme for The Gods Of Wheat Street. Way Of The Eagle’s Jan Skubiszewski and his dad, Cezary, are up against Lang with their Serangoon Road theme, and picked up another nom for Best Music for a Television Series or Serial on Ep. 6 of the same series. Ex-Custard frontman Dave McCormack, now a seasoned hand at screen composition himself, scored a couple of nods for his work on Rake alongside Antony Partos.

Though you may not be familiar with their names, Partos and Cezary Skubiszewski have had an incredible 12 months. The two composers, who’ve previously worked on scores for Animal Kingdom and Red Dog, respectively, have each earned six nominations this year, across a diverse range of categories.

Other “quiet achievers” who’ve earned recognition this year include David Hirschfelder, who’s picked up nods in the highly coveted Film Score Of The Year category for Healing and The Railway Man, Christopher de Groot for Sororal, and Christopher Gordon for his work on the Naomi Watts-starring Adoration.

“Strike up the band for another wonderful celebration of what is sometimes not noticed, but always felt, the music that accompanies the images that tell our stories. Another quality selection of film and TV nominations with many familiar names and exciting new comers to the limelight. Looking forward to a great night,” said Australian Guild of Screen Composers President Guy Gross of this year’s nominations.

Readers can check below for the full list of this year’s nominees. This year’s awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 12th November at the City Recital Hall in Sydney, and is set to feature nominated compositions performed by an orchestra and directed by Emmy Award-winning composer Ashley Irwin.

Watch: Adoration Trailer

2014 Screen Music Awards Nominations

Feature Film Score of the Year

Adoration

Composed by Christopher Gordon

Healing

Composed by David Hirschfelder

The Railway Man

Composed by David Hirschfelder

Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing obo 3AM Music Limited and Starr Score Songs

Sororal

Composed by Christopher de Groot

Best Music for a Documentary

The Dancer from the Dance

Composed by Edward Primrose

Fallout

Composed by Antony Partos

I Am A Girl

Composed by John Gray

Once My Mother

Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski

Best Music for a Short Film

Blood Pulls a Gun

Composed by Basil Hogios and Jack Moffitt

The iMom

Composed by Haydn Walker

Scission

Composed by Jonathan Dreyfus

Published by Source Music

Where Do Lilacs Come From

Composed by Luke Howard

Best Soundtrack Album

Adoration

Composed by Christopher Gordon and Antony Partos

The Broken Shore

Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski

Healing

Composed by David Hirschfelder

The Railway Man

Composed by David Hirschfelder

Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing obo 3 AM Music Limited and Starr Score Songs

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen

Don’t Let Go from Rake

Composed by David McCormack and Antony Partos

Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Giggle Galaxy from Giggle & Hoot

Composed by Terry Mann

Published by ABC Music Publishing

God Knows I Would from The Moodys

Composed by Cameron Bruce

The Harvest & The Glory from The Outlaw Michael Howe

Composed by Roger Mason

Best Music for Children’s Television

Get Ace – Series 1

Composed by Russell Thornton

Published by Galaxy Pop

Mako: Island of Secrets – Series 1: Battlelines

Composed by Brett Aplin and Ricky Edwards

Time Tremors – Series 1

Composed by Benjamin Speed

Transformers Rescue Bots – Space Bots

Composed by Christopher Elves

Published by Fintage Publishing Australia B.V obo Britteridge Publishing LLC

Best Television Theme

Fat Tony & Co

Composed by Burkhard Dallwitz

The Gods of Wheat Street

Composed by Jeff Lang

Published by Insync Music Publishing

Serangoon Road

Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski and Jan Skubiszewski*

Published by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd*

Wentworth Series 2

Composed by Richard Pleasance

Published by Insync Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing MGB Australia Pty Ltd obo FremantleMedia Australia

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

The Doctor Blake Mysteries – Series 2 Episode 10: An Invincible Summer

Composed by Dale Cornelius

Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing

Rake – Series 3 Episode 1

Composed by David McCormack and Antony Partos

Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Redfern Now – Series 2: Babe in Arms

Composed by Antony Partos

Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Serangoon Road – Episode 6

Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski and Jan Skubiszewski*

Published by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd*

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

The Broken Shore

Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski

The Killing Field

Composed by Basil Hogios and Caitlin Yeo

Published by Red Music Publishing Pty Ltd

The Outlaw Michael Howe

Composed by Roger Mason

Parer’s War

Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski

Best Music for an Advertisement

Canon – Seeing

Composed by Ramesh Sathiah

Published by Song Zu Publishing Pty Ltd

Replay – Eco Warriors

Composed by Alejandro Gomez Sanchez

Tiger Beer – Charlie Ruedpokanon Stuntman

Composed by Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales

Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Where Australia Shines

Composed by Ryan Walsh

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia

Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks

Brenton White

Jay Stewart

Neil Sutherland

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas

Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks

Garry McDonald and Laurie Stone

Neil Sutherland

Ricky Edwards

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