THE MOVIE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS 2020.
*Please note there are some titles within this listing that were released in the closing weeks of 2019. But they were not more widely distributed until the early months of 2020. Therefore, we decided to include these because of the quality of the work.
As always these are recognition awards no ceremonies or certificates at the moment, just a nod of appreciation to the composer, presenters and authors responsible. There are also five new categories, label of the year for vinyl releases, best UK based radio station film music show, best individual track from a film score, best printed publication for film and including film music, and best book on film music or a specific composer.
BREAK-OUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR.
THIS YEAR WE HAVE TWO COMPOSERS WHO WE THINK ARE WORTHY OF RECOGNITION.
THOMAS CLAY. Fanny Lye Deliver’d.
SID DE LA CRUZ. Hell on the Border.*
BEST TV SCORE.
UPSIDE DOWN MAGIC. TOM HOWE. Disney.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.
FANNY LYE DELIVER’D. THOMAS CLAY.
BEST HORROR SCORE.
BAD HAIR. KRIS BOWERS.
BEST SCORE FOR A COMEDY.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD.
BEST SCI-FI SCORE.
PROXIMITY JERMAINE STEGALL.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SCORE.
A PERFECT PLANET. ILAN ESHKERI.
BEST SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED MOVIE.
FEARLESS. ANNE- KATHRIN DERN
BEST SCORE FOR AN ACTION/THRILLER/DRAMA.
*HELL ON THE BORDER. SID DE LA CRUZ.
LABEL OF THE YEAR. (CD AND DOWNLOADS).
DRAGONS DOMAIN. U.S.A.
LABEL OF THE YEAR. (VINYL).
FOUR FLIES RECORDS. ITALY.
BEST RE-ISSUE OF A FILM SCORE.
TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA. ENNIO MORRICONE. LA LA LAND records U.S.A.
BEST RE-RECORDING OF A FILM SCORE.
ENDLESS NIGHT. BERNARD HERRMANN. Quartet Records.
RECOGNITION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART OF FILM AND TV MUSIC.
COMPOSER OF THE YEAR.
BEST INDIVIDUAL TRACK FROM A FILM SCORE.
*HORSE CHASE. FROM HELL ON THE BORDER. SID DE LA CRUZ.
BEST ONLINE SOUNDTRACK SPECIALIST RADIO STATION.
CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO NETWORK. Erik Woods and co.
BEST U.K. BASED RADIO STATION FILM MUSIC SHOW.
MARK KERMODE. SCALA RADIO. (SKY O216).
BEST BOOK ON FILM MUSIC OR A SPECIFIC COMPOSER.
ENNIO MORRICONE-MASTER OF THE SOUNDTRACK. Maurizio Baroni. (Gingko press).
BEST PRINTED PUBLICATION FOR FILMS THAT HAS ARTICLES THAT INCLUDE FILM MUSIC.
WE BELONG DEAD. Eric McNaughton. U.K.
The year has been a tough one, but through it all composers, producers and directors still managed to create memorable movies, tantalising TV shows, incredible books and eye catching and interesting magazines and so many powerful musical soundtracks. Heres to 2021 and better times. Thank you for your support throughout the years.
John Mansell. mmi.