And you thought awards season was over…

Posted by · 8:11 am · April 20th, 2010

Well, you were right. But for the true completists among you — we do promise awards coverage “this deep,” after all — here’s a suitably obscure nugget to wrap up the 2009 parade.

The Ivor Novello Awards supposedly honor the finest in British music composition, and while they receive a reasonable amount of press in the UK for their pop music citations, many aren’t aware that they have a film score category too. With that in mind, the nominees for Best Original Film Score are:

John Powell, “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”
Helene Muddiman, “Skin”
Ilan Eshkeri, “The Young Victoria”

Well, now you know. I’d say the nominating committee clearly didn’t see “Moon,” but hell, they saw “Skin.” Curious. Still, any organisation that recognises the songwriting skillz of both Lily Allen and The Duckworth Lewis Method ain’t all bad.

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  • 1 4-20-2010 at 8:58 am

    Matthew Starr said...

    Do Awards institutions know of Clint Mansell?

    Or maybe he has the curse of the Aronofsky and that his talents are destined to go unnoticed.

  • 2 4-20-2010 at 9:51 am

    Adam Smith said...

    Hey, Clint got a Golden Globe nod for The Fountain. How soon they forget…

  • 3 4-20-2010 at 9:02 pm

    Drew Goldman said...

    I thought that was the idea of the Ivor Novello awards, to judge the music, not what film was the most popular. The judges get to hear film soundtracks that are entered by publishers of all the movies that were released that year. So indeed there may well be music from films that you are not familiar with. Check out the scores that have been nominated and judge for yourself.

  • 4 4-20-2010 at 11:27 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Drew: I’ve seen all three of those films, thanks. I wasn’t struck by the score in any one of them — in the case of “The Young Victoria,” in fact, I thought it fell rather short. And by suggesting Clint Mansell as a nominee, I’m hardly lobbying for the “most popular” film, am I? (Unless, of course, I’m misremembering, and “Moon” did make more money than “Ice Age 3.”)

    Just my take, of course. But I’d appreciate not being told how to do my job.