The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2019, for the 16th annual IFMCA Awards.
For the first time in IFMCA history a female composer leads the field, with Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir receiving five separate nominations for her work on the critically acclaimed comic-book drama “Joker”, and for the devastating HBO television series “Chernobyl”.
Each year the IFMCA goes out of its way to recognise emerging talent in the film music world, and this year is no exception. The nominees in the Breakthrough Composer of the Year category are a diverse group, and the IFMCA is especially excited to reveal that two of the five nominees are women.
British composer Nainita Desai impressed members with her spectacular, colourful score for the nature film “Untamed Romania”, which is also nominated in the Documentary category.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY
Untamed Romania (Nainita Desai)
BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Among other categories, Silva Screen Records sees another 3 of its latest releases nominated for awards. David Arnold’s score for mini series “Good Omens” and Lorne Balfe’s television score for “His Dark Materials”. Plus, Film Fest Gent’s “Marco Beltrami: Music For Film” compilation album gets a nomination in Best New Archival Release.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
Good Omens (David Arnold)
His Dark Materials (Lorne Balfe)
BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE – COMPILATION
Marco Beltrami: Music For Film (Brussels Philharmonic)