Alberto Iglesias' music for the espionage film "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" was named the year's best film score at the World Soundtrack Awards 2012 on Saturday in Ghent, Belgium. Iglesias was also named Film Composer of the Year for "TTSS" and two other scores, "The Skin I Live In" and "Le Moine."
Because the World Soundtrack Awards do not adhere to a calendar-year eligibility period, many of the honored films were actually released in late 2011. Other winners included Bryan Byrne (Discovery of the Year, and Best Original Song for "Lay Your Head Down" from "Albert Nobbs") and Albel Korzeniowski (Public Choice Award for his score for Madonna's much-maligned "W.E.").
The ceremony took place on the closing night of the Ghent Film Festival, and included the presentation of a World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award to composer Pino Donaggio.
During and after the ceremony, the Brussels Philharmonic performed film music by a variety of composers.
The Ghent Film Festival also announced its winners, which included Miguel Gomes' "Tabu" and Olivier Assayas' "Apres Mai."
Film Composer of the Year:
Alberto Iglesias: for "Le Moine" ("The Monk"), "La Piel Que Habito" ("The Skin I Live In") and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Best Original Film Score of the Year 2012:
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" by Alberto Iglesias
Best Original Song Written for Film:
"Lay Your Head Down" from "Albert Nobbs"
Music: Brian Byrne / Lyrics: Glenn Close / Performed by: Sinead O’Connor
Discovery of the Year:
Brian Byrne for "Albert Nobbs"
Public Choice Award:
Abel Korzeniowski for "W.E."
Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer:
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Certificate of Outstanding Recognition:
WINNERS 39th GHENT FILM FESTIVAL
The Grand Prize for Best Film: "Tabu" by Miguel Gomes
The Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music & Sound Design: "Apres Mai" by Olivier Assayas
Special Mention: "Kid" by Fien Troch
EFA 2013 Prize for Best European Short: "As Ondas" by Miguel Fonseca
National Lottery Prize for Best Belgian Student Short: "De Naam Van de Vader" by Timothy Josha Wennekes
Honorable Mention: "Corps Perdu" by Lukas Dhont
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
Joseph Plateau Honorary Award: Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
Joseph Plateau Honorary Award: Emmanuelle Riva