Tomorrow When The War Began and The Dressmaker among nominees announced for 2016 Screen Music Awards

Today APRA AMCOS and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) have announced the nominees for the 2016 Screen Music Awards. Among the list are feature films, OddballThe Dress Maker, and television shows Tomorrow When the War Began, and Here Come the Habibs.

The Screen Music Awards aim to highlight the achievements of Australian screen composers who have excelled across the fields of feature film, television, documentary, short film and advertising.

This year, composers have been chosen across 10 award categories.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 8 November at the gala event in Sydney at the City Recital Hall. Emmy Award winning composer Ashley Irwin will lead a live orchestra on the night, and Chaser’s War on Everything stars, Chris Taylor, and Andrew Hansen will host the ceremony.

View the full list of nominees below:

  • Feature Film Score of the Year:

99 Homes – Composed by Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales
Crew Cut – 
Composed by Timothy Cheel and Christopher Larkin
Oddball – 
Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski
The Dressmaker – 
Composed by David Hirschfelder

  • Best Music for a Documentary

Getting Frank Gehry – Composed by Caitlin Yeo
Neon – 
Composed by Antony Partos
Putuparri and the Rainmakers – 
Composed by David Bridie, Published by Mushroom Music
The Will to Fly – 
Composed by Tom Rouch, Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing

  • Best Music for a Short Film

Banana Boy – Composed by Adam Moses
Daisy Chain – 
Composed by Hylton Mowday
Letting Blood – 
Composed by Nicholas Robert Thayer
Ravens – 
Composed by Michael Yezerski with additional music by Helen Grimley

  • Best Soundtrack Album

All About E – Composed by Basil Hogios
Only the Dead – 
Composed by Michael Yezerski
Sherpa – 
Composed by Antony Partos
The Dressmaker – 
Composed by David Hirschfelder

  • Best Original Song Composed for the Screen

Dancing in the Darkness from The Letdown
Composed by Darren Seltmann and Sally Seltmann*
Published by Sony ATV Music Publishing Australia*

Maurice’s Big Adventure from Big Adventure
Composed by Sean Peter
Published by ABC Music Publishing

Those Friends of Mine from Pawno
Composed by Tristan Dewey, Tai Jordan and Mark Pearl

When You Were on the Run from No Activity
Composed by Cameron Bruce

Best Music for Children’s Television

Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Up, Up and Away
Composed by Michael Szumowski
Published by J Albert & Son and Cheeky Little Media

Mako: Island of Secrets: Homecoming
Composed by Ricky Edwards and Brett Aplin

Transformers Rescue Bots: The Last of Morocco
Composed by Christopher Elves
Published by Mushroom Music obo Britteridge Publishing / BMG Platinum Songs

The New Adventures of Figaro Pho: Odd Socks
Composed by Michael Darren, Luke Jurevicius and Christopher Larkin

  • Best Television Theme

Compass – Composed by Caitlin Yeo, Published by ABC Music Publishing
Here Come the Habibs – 
Composed by Kyls Burtland
Nos Youm – 
Composed by Peter Cavallo
Tomorrow When the War Began –
Composed by Cameron Giles-Webb and Colin Simkins, Published by Universal Music Publishing obo Ambience Entertainment

  • Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

Glitch: There Is No Justice – Composed by Cornel Wilczek
Janet King: The Invisible Wound –
Composed by Antony Partos, Published by Sonar Music
The Principal: Revolution School – 
Composed by Roger Mason
Wanted: Series 1 Episode 6 – 
Composed by Michael Yezerski, Published by Red Music Publishing

  • Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

DNA Nation – Composed by Matteo Zingales
Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door – 
Composed by Michael Yezerski and Ashley Irwin, Published by Shine Australia
Secret City – 
Composed by David Bridie, Published by Mushroom Music
The Beautiful Lie – 
Composed by Alan John

  • Best Music for an Advertisement

2016 AICP Opening – Composed by Jeremy Yang
Cadbury Marvellous Creations  –
Composed by Rafael May
Country Racing Victoria: It’s Got it All  – 
Composed by Robert Upward, Published by Mushroom Music
Rio 2016 Olympics – 
Composed by Sarah Aarons*, Anthony Egizii^, David Musumeci^ and Graham Donald~Published by Sony ATV Music Publishing Allegro*, Sony ATV Music Publishing Australia^ and Red Music Publishing~

  • Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia

Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks
Jay Stewart
Neil Sutherland
Nick Perjanik

  • Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas

Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks
Alastair Ford
Neil Sutherland
Ricky Edwards


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