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John Williams, Howard Shore, ‘Man or Muppet’ Nominated for World Soundtrack Awards

"Tintin," "Hugo" and "Drive" receive score nominations from World Soundtrack Academy; Oscar winner "Man or Muppet" is nominated for best movie song


John Williams, Howard Shore and Alexandre Desplat are among the composers nominated for the 2012 International Soundtrack Awards, which will be handed out on Oct. 20 in Ghent, Belgium.      

Williams, Shore and Desplat were nominated in the Film Composer of the Year and Best Original Score of the Year categories, as were Alberto Iglesias and Cliff Martinez.

In the individual score category, Williams was nominated for "The Adventures of Tintin," Shore for "Hugo," Desplat for "The Ides of March," Iglesias for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Martinez for "Drive."

Man or Muppet"Hugo," "Tintin" and "Tinker Tailor" all received 2011 Oscar nominations; the Oscar winner, "The Artist," was not eligible because its 2011 Cannes premiere fell outside the World Soundtrack Awards' eligibility period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

The World Soundtrack Academy, which hands out the awards, also nominated five songs as Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. Bret McKenzie's Oscar winner "Man or Muppet," from "The Muppets," was a nominee, as were "Lay Your Head Down" from "Albert Nobbs," "Breath of Life" from "Snow White and the Huntsman," "The Living Proof" from "The Help" and "Masterpiece" from "W.E."

The ceremony will be part of a concert celebrating the work of composer James Newton Howard. The Brussels Philharmonic will perform at the concert, which will take place at the Kuipke Events Centre on the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

Also at the concert and ceremony, composer Pino Donaggio will be given the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.

The World Soundtrack Academy was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival. It is made up of more than 300 composers, executives and film professionals.

The nominations:

Film Composer of the Year
Alexandre Desplat: "A Better Life," "Carnage," "De Rouille Et d’Os" ("Rust & Bone"), "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," "Moonrise Kingdom," "The Ides Of March"
Alberto Iglesias: "Le Moine" ("The Monk"), "La Piel Que Habito" ("The Skin I Live In"), "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Cliff Martinez: "Contagion," "Drive"
Howard Shore: "A Dangerous Method," "Cosmopolis," "Hugo"
John Williams: "The Adventures of Tintin," "War Horse"
Best Original Film Score of the Year
"Drive" by Cliff Martinez
"Hugo" by Howard Shore
"The Adventures of Tintin" by John Williams
"The Ides of March" by Alexandre Desplat
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" by Alberto Iglesias
Best Original Song written directly for a Film
"Lay Your Head Down"
from: “Albert Nobbs”
music by Brian Byrne
lyrics by Glenn Close
performed by Sinead O’Connor
"Breath of Life"
from “ Snow White and the Huntsman”
music & lyrics by Florence Welch & Isabella Summers
performed by Florence + the Machine
"The Living Proof"
from “The Help”
music & lyrics by Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas
performed by  Mary J. Blige
"Man or Muppet"
from “The Muppets”
music & Lyrics by Bret McKenzie
performed by Jason Segel and Walter
from “W.E.”
music & lyrics by  Madonna, Julie Frost & Jimmy Harry
performed by Madonna