Michael Giacchino was named Best Composer of the Year at Saturday’s 15th World Sound Track Awards which served as the finale to the 42nd Film Fest Ghent in Belgium. Giacchino composed music for Jurassic World, Inside Out and Tomorrowland as well as for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond and War For The Planet Of The Apes.
Honor for the year’s Best Original Song written directly for a movie went to “The Apology Song” from The Book of Life, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams and performed by Diego Luna.
Best Original Film Score of the Year and Discovery of the Year 2015 went to Antonio Sanchez for “Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”. The Sabam Award for Best Young Composer went to to Peer Kleinschmidt, and John Paesano’s music for The Maze Runner won the Public Choice Award.
Following the awards, Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir, conducted by Dirk Brossé, played a selection from compositions by guest of honor Alan Silvestri who composed the score for director Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, The Polar Express and the Back to the Future films among numerous others. Concert also featured music from Steve Jobs by Discovery of 2015 Daniel Pemberton, and from Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Patrick Doyle’s music for Cinderella.
Composer of the Year
Original Film Score of the Year
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) by Antonio Sanchez
Best Original Song Written for a Film
“The Apology Song” from The Book of Life
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams, performed by Diego Luna
Discovery of the Year
Antonio Sanchez for ‘Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’
Sabam Award for Best Young Composer
Public Choice Award
The Maze Runner by John Paesano
Lifetime Achievement Award