Jed Kurzel takes out Feature Score of the Year at the 2015 Screen Music Awards!

The Kurzel family is on a hot streak this year, with Jed Kurzel added to the film family’s accolades in winning the top prize at this year’s Screen Music Award! Winning the Feature Score of the Year Award for his work on Slow West, a film that won much acclaim at Sundance, Kurzel claimed the award for the second time. Back in 2011, Kurzel won the same award for his score for Snowtown, another dynamic and memorable film.

The awards ceremony, held at the Melbourne Recital Centre, saw hundreds in attendance to celebrate the work of some talented composers who’ve done some great work over the past year. Other winners at the Screen Music Awards included David Hirschfelder, who won Best Music for a Television Series or Serial for Banished and Best Soundtrack Album for The Water Diviner, as well as Burkhard Dallwitz, who took home the award for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for his work on The Secret River.

Kurzel was unable to attend the ceremony, but sent through the below video acceptance speech:

Check out the full list of winners below!


Feature Film Score of the Year
Jed Kurzel for Slow West

Best Music for a Documentary
Antony Partos for Sherpa (Sonar Music)

Best Music for a Short Film
Damien Lane for 1919

Best Soundtrack Album
David Hirschfelder for The Water Diviner (Diviner Holdings)

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Shane Howard and Archie Roach for “A Secret River” from The Secret River (Mushroom Music)

Best Music for Children’s Television
David Hirschfelder for Banished (Native Tongue Music Publishing obo RSJ Films)

Best Music for an Advertisement
Bruce Heald for Domain – Good Move (Noise International)

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Burkhard Dallwitz for The Secret River

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Neil Sutherland


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