Friday, February 29, 2008

1st Annual Front Row Soundtrack Award Nominations

I've been putting together soundtrack award lists for years, but I have never actually published them on here. So here they are, my nominations for the best individual achievements in film scoring for the calendar year 2007:

SCORE OF THE YEAR

  • THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD composed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  • ATONEMENT composed by Dario Marianelli
  • LUST, CAUTION composed by Alexandre Desplat
  • NOMAD: THE WARRIOR composed by Carlo Siliotto
  • THERE WILL BE BLOOD composed by Jonny Greenwood

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (The Golden Compass, Lust, Caution, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium)
  • PATRICK DOYLE (As You Like It, The Last Legion, Sleuth)
  • JAMES NEWTON HOWARD (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Great Debaters, I Am Legend, The Lookout, Michael Clayton, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep)
  • MARK ISHAM (Freedom Writers, Gracie, Next, In the Valley of Elah, Lions for Lambs, The Mist, Reservation Road)
  • AARON ZIGMAN (Bridge to Terabithia, Good Luck Chuck, The Jane Austin Book Club, Martian Child, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Pride, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SCORE)
  • ALIEN
  • GODZILLA
  • THE KITE RUNNER
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
  • MONSIGNOR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SONG OR COMPILATION)

  • CONTROL
  • I’M NOT THERE
  • INTO THE WILD
  • ONCE
  • SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

TRACK OF THE YEAR
  • “Elegy for Dunkirk” ATONEMENT
  • “August’s Rhapsody,” AUGUST RUSH
  • “Opening,” ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
  • "Kazakh Victory,” NOMAD: THE WARRIOR
  • “Up is Down,” PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END

SONG OF THE YEAR
  • Impact Repertory Theatre of Harlem, “Raise it Up” AUGUST RUSH
  • Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, “That’s How You Know” ENCHANTED
  • Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, “Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)” HAIRSPRAY
  • Jerry Hannan, “Society” INTO THE WILD
  • Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, “Falling Slowly” ONCE

EMOTIONAL TRACK
  • “The 3:10 to Yuma,” 3:10 TO YUMA
  • “Song for Bob,” THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
  • “Elegy for Dunkirk” ATONEMENT
  • “Wong Chia Chi’s Theme,” LUST, CAUTION
  • “The Flight of Magorium,” MR. MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM
  • "Ratatouille Main Theme," RATATOUILLE

ACTION TRACK
  • “Beowulf Slays the Beast,” BEOWULF
  • “Storm,” ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
  • “Battle for Asylia,” LAIR
  • “Kazakh Victory” NOMAD: THE WARRIOR
  • “I Don’t Think Now is the Best Time,” PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
  • “Swimming,” THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP

COMEDY TRACK
  • “Nathaniel and Pip,” ENCHANTED
  • “Professor Umbridge,” HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
  • “Triscadecaphobia,” MR. MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM
  • “Theme: Persepolis,” PERSEPOLIS
  • “Collette Shows Him Le Ropes,” RATATOUILLE

ART DIRECTION & DESIGN

  • 3:10 TO YUMA
  • I’M NOT THERE
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
  • SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - DELUXE EDITION
  • THERE WILL BE BLOOD

Winners will be announced at a later date along with a list of the top ten scores of 2007.

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