It’s that time of year again, it was an exciting year for film music, lots of new composers and so many innovative and entertaining works for Film and TV. I hope I have reflected this in the MMI Recognition Awards 2022.
© MMI 2023. (Movie Music International).
BREAK OUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR.
Italian composer and music producer Fabrizio Mancinelli grew up within the medieval walls of L’Aquila, Italy, a lively town rich with cultural institutions. Surrounded by narrow streets lined with Baroque and Renaissance churches, Mancinelli was attracted at an early age to fine-arts, the opera and eventually, film scores. Following the passionate advice of composer Gian Carlo Menotti (whom he later assisted in the staging of his operas at the Spoleto Festival in Italy), Mancinelli enrolled in the Music Composition Program at the Conservatory Alfredo Casella, L’Aquila, Italy where he graduated in 2006 with honors in both composition and conducting. Soon after he went on to study under the guidance of BAFTA and Academy Award Winning Composer Luis Bacalov (Il Postino). Pursuant to receiving a Fulbright Grant, Mancinelli studied Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at the University of Southern California and graduated in 2009.
Since then, Mancinelli has composed music for multiple venues and media (including concerts, theatre, film, television, and the web) and has closely collaborated with many different directors and prestigious institutions.
His music for the Italian Rai 3 TV Talk Show “Agorà” has aired daily 2010/17 and his original score for the feature documentary “Growing Up with Nine Old Men” (Disney) by Theodore Thomas has been internationally released by Buena Vista. A short list of his clients includes The Walt Disney Studios, Feeln (Hallmark), Lionsgate, Rai, Mediaset (Taodue), Studio Bozzetto, Felix Film, NBC, Dick Clark Production Company, The Golden Globes, and Warner Bros. Animation.
He has recently completed the original score and an original song for the animated feature “The Snow Queen 3” (Wizart Animation), the musical “Beauty” (Moolmore Productions – starring Sylvester McCoy) and the documentary “Barbiana ’65”.
He also scored and wrote the lyrics to the Italian produced musical Land of Dreams, in 2022, and has scored movies such as The Boat and Jailbird also in 2022.
Future projects include the animated film “Mushka” by Andreas Deja (Aladdin, The Lion King), working alongside songwriter Richard M. Sherman (Academy Award – Mary Poppins) and a epic sounding score for Heroes of Castilia which will be released this year (2023).
BEST NEWCOMER COMPOSER.
BEST NEWCOMER COMPOSER /PERFORMER.
(SYNTHS AND ELECTRONICS ONLY).
COMPOSER OF THE YEAR.
Anne Nikitin is a two-time Ivor Novello, and Emmy-nominated composer, best known for her work on Bart Layton’s critically acclaimed heist movie American Animals and BAFTA-winning film The Imposter. She was named Classic FM ‘Composer to Watch’ and ‘composer who should be on your radar’ by Film4. 2022 was a fruitful year for the composer working on more than half a dozen projects including the TV series Dangerous Liaisons.
BEST SCORE FOR A HORROR FILM.
SISSY. MUSIC BY KENNETH LAMPL. (Movie Score Media).
BEST SCORE FOR A SCIENCE FICTION FILM.
NOPE. MICHAEL ABELS.
BEST SCORE FOR A TV SERIES.
DANGEROUS LIAISONS SEASON 1. MUSIC BY ANNE NIKITIN. (LIONSGATE ENNTERTAINMENT/STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES).
BEST SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY.
OUR UNIVERSE-MUSIC BY ANNE NIKITIN AND JESSICA JONES. (NETFLIX).
BEST SCORE FOR A DOCU-DRAMA.
NOTRE DAME BRULE. MUSIC BY SIMON FRANGLEN.
BEST ARCHIVAL RELEASE.
FRENZY-RON GOODWIN/HENRY MANCINI. QUARTET RECORDS.
BEST SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FILM.
TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY.
MUSIC BY ZACARIAS M. DE LA RIVA. (Movie Score Media).
BEST SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE.
TROLL. JOHANNES RINGEN. (NETFLIX).
BEST SCORE FOR A HISTORIC DRAMA.
THE CONVERSATION. DALIBOR GRUBACEVIC. (Plaza Mayor Music).
BEST SCORE FOR A FANTASY FILM.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL-THEODORE SHAPIRO (NETFLIX).
BEST THEME FOR A TV SERIES.
RINGS OF POWER-HOWARD SHORE. (AMAZON PRIME).
BEST SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM.
THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY. STARR PARODI and JEFF EDEN FAIR. (Lakeshore records).
BEST SCORE FOR A FACTUAL DRAMA.
SHE SAID-MUSIC BY NICHOLAS BRITTEL AND CAITLIN SULLIVAN. (Back Lot Music).
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR.
AVATAR -THE WAY OF WATER. MUSIC BY SIMON FRANGLEN.
BEST RE-ISSUE, EXPANDED EDITION OF A SOUNDTRACK.
THE GODFATHER. THE 50THANNIVERSARY EXPANDED AND RE-MASTERED EDITION. MUSIC BY NINO ROTA. LA LA LAND RECORDS (USA).
OUTSTANDING SINGLE TRACK FROM A SCORE.
BALLOONS IN PARIS.
FROM THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES DANGEROUS LIAISONS, SEASON 1, MUSIC BY ANNE NIKITIN.
THE ROBERTO ZAMORI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART OF FILM and TV MUSIC.
DEBBIE WISEMAN O.B.E.
BEST MUSICAL. THE LAND OF DREAMS.
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY FABRIZIO MANCINELLI. (Plaza mayor music).
BEST SPECIALIST RECORD LABEL.
MOVIE SCORE MEDIA (SWEDEN).
BEST ALBUM RELEASE NOT FROM A FILM OR TV SERIES.
LVCRFT and CHRISTOPHER YOUNG.