Saturday, November 26, 2022

The 2020 International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced their nominations representing the best in film music for 2020. The winners will be announced on February 18th.

Click below to see the nominees.


FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR

THE CALL OF THE WILD, music by John Powell
ENOLA HOLMES, music by Daniel Pemberton
• FUKUSHIMA 50, music by Tarō Iwashiro
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, music by Christopher Willis
WONDER WOMAN 1984, music by Hans Zimmer
 
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• FEDERICO JUSID
• BEAR MCCREARY
• DANIEL PEMBERTON
• CHRISTOPHER WILLIS
• HANS ZIMMER
 
BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• ALEX BARANOWSKI
• THOMAS CLAY
• PHILIP KLEIN
• NAMI MELUMAD
• ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE AND DAVID SCHWEITZER
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
DA 5 BLOODS, music by Terence Blanchard
• FANNY LYE DELIVER’D, music by Thomas Clay
• FUKUSHIMA 50, music by Tarō Iwashiro
NEWS OF THE WORLD, music by James Newton Howard
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, music by Daniel Pemberton
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
AN AMERICAN PICKLE, music by Michael Giacchino and Nami Melumad
EMMA, music by Isobel Waller-Bridge and David Schweitzer
• GODMOTHERED, music by Rachel Portman
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, music by Christopher Willis
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, music by Amelia Warner
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM
THE CALL OF THE WILD, music by John Powell
ENOLA HOLMES, music by Daniel Pemberton
MULAN, music by Harry Gregson-Williams
• ORÍGENES SECRETOS [UNKNOWN ORIGINS], music by Federico Jusid
TENET, music by Ludwig Göransson
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
THE INVISIBLE MAN, music by Benjamin Wallfisch
THE MIDNIGHT SKY, music by Alexandre Desplat
WENDY, music by Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin
THE WITCHES, music by Alan Silvestri
WONDER WOMAN 1984, music by Hans Zimmer
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
• ANIMAL CRACKERS, music by Bear McCreary
• FEARLESS, music by Anne-Kathrin Dern
ONWARD, music by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna
SOUL, music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste
WOLFWALKERS, music by Bruno Coulais
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY
• DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET, music by Steven Price
• ELEPHANT, music by Ramin Djawadi
• HARBOR FROM THE HOLOCAUST, music by Chad Cannon
• RISING PHOENIX, music by Daniel Pemberton
• SADAN HANIM, music by George Kallis
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
• DRACULA, music by David Arnold and Michael Price
• HIS DARK MATERIALS, music by Lorne Balfe
• LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, music by Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq
• THE MANDALORIAN, music by Ludwig Göransson
• THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, music by Carlos Rafael Rivera
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA
• GHOST OF TSUSHIMA, music by Ilan Eshkeri and Shigeru Umebayashi
• MEDAL OF HONOR: ABOVE AND BEYOND, music by Michael Giacchino and Nami Melumad
• ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS, music by Gareth Coker
• THE PATHLESS, music by Austin Wintory
• STAR WARS: SQUADRONS, music by Gordy Haab
 
BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE – RE-RELEASE OR RE-RECORDING
• ENDLESS NIGHT, music by Bernard Herrmann; the Basque National Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Velázquez; album produced by Edouard Dubois and José M. Benitez; liner notes by Frank K. DeWald; album art direction by Nacho B. Govantes (Quartet)
• THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, music by Ennio Morricone; album produced by Chris Malone and José M. Benitez; liner notes by Chris Malone and Tim Greiving; album art direction by Nacho B. Govantes (Quartet)
• HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, music by John Powell; album produced by John Powell, Batu Sener, Bryon Davis, and Cary E. Mansfield; liner notes by Tim Greiving; album art direction by Bill Pitzonka (Varèse Sarabande/5 Cat Studios)
• KING OF KINGS, music by Miklós Rózsa; the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Nic Raine; album produced by James Fitzpatick; liner notes by Frank K. DeWald and James Fitzpatrick; album art direction by Nic Finch, Gareth Bevan, and James Fitzpatrick (Tadlow Music)
• ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, music by Michael Kamen; album produced by Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson; liner notes by Frank K. DeWald; album art direction by Kay Marshall (Intrada)
 
BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE – COMPILATION
• FRANZ WAXMAN: THE DOCUMENTARIES, music by Franz Waxman; album produced by Ford A. Thaxton and James Nelson; liner notes by Jon Burlingame; album art direction by Mark Banning (Dragon’s Domain)
• JOHN WILLIAMS IN VIENNA, music by John Williams; the Wiener Philharmoniker and Anne-Sophie Mutter, conducted by John Williams; album produced by Bernhard Güttler; liner notes by Otta Biba; album art direction by Büro Dirk Rudolph (Deutsche Grammophon)
• MORRICONE SEGRETO, music by Ennio Morricone; album produced by Pierpaolo De Sanctis; album art direction by Leonardo Pellegrino (Decca)
• VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, music by Alexander Courage, Robert Drasnin, Jerry Goldsmith, Lennie Hayton, Joseph Mullendore, Nelson Riddle, Paul Sawtell, Herman Stein, and Leith Stevens; album produced by Jeff Bond and Neil S. Bulk; liner notes by Jeff Bond; album art direction by Mark Banning (La-La Land)
• WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS – TRIBUTE TO THE FILM COMPOSER, music by Various Composers; the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and Vlaams Radiokoor, conducted by Dirk Brossé; album produced by Thomas Van Parys; liner notes by Thomas Van Parys; album art direction by Stuart Ford (Silva Screen/Film Fest Ghent)
 
FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
• INTRADA RECORDS, Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson
• LA-LA LAND RECORDS, MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys
• MOVIESCORE MEDIA, Mikael Carlsson
• QUARTET RECORDS, José M. Benitez
• TADLOW MUSIC, James Fitzpatrick
 
FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
• “1984” from WONDER WOMAN 1984, music by Hans Zimmer
• “Buck Takes the Lead” from THE CALL OF THE WILD, music by John Powell
• “Main Title” from THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, music by Carlos Rafael Rivera
• “Symphonic Suite F – 1st Chapter: All Life” from FUKUSHIMA 50, music by Tarō Iwashiro
• “Themyscira” from WONDER WOMAN 1984, music by Hans Zimmer
 
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing and broadcasting about original film, television and game music.
 
You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars & Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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