The largest numbers this year are, for the most part, split evenly between four composers, all of whom received four nominations: MYCHAEL DANNA, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, FERNANDO VELÁZQUEZ and veteran composer JOHN WILLIAMS.
The nominations for Danna, Velázquez and Williams were each for a single score – director Ang Lee’s vivid shipwreck drama LIFE OF PI, director Juan Antonio Bayona’s harrowing tsunami drama THE IMPOSSIBLE [LO IMPOSIBLE] and director Steven Spielberg’s look at the last months of the life of Abraham LINCOLN, respectively.
Desplat’s nominations were for his body of work in 2012 which included writing IFMCA Award-nominated music for the quirky comedy MOONRISE KINGDOM, the storybook animation RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, and the contemporary war thriller ZERO DARK THIRTY, as well as for the 1970s espionage thriller ARGO, the realistic French romantic drama RUST AND BONE [DE ROUILLE ET D’OS], the Italian satirical comedy REALITY, and the French-language biopic CLOCLO.
2012 Film Categories
FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
- CLOUD ATLAS, music by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
- THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, music by Howard Shore
- THE IMPOSSIBLE, music by Fernando Velázquez
- LIFE OF PI, music by Mychael Danna
- LINCOLN, music by John Williams
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
- MYCHAEL DANNA
- ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
- DANNY ELFMAN
- FERNANDO VELÁZQUEZ
- JOHN WILLIAMS