In 2020, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Capitole Gent in Ghent, Belgium. Film Fest Gent is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the World Soundtrack Awards. As is traditional, the WSA gala will close the 47th edition of the festival.
Dirk Brossé, musical director of Film Fest Gentsaid “The ingredients of the World Soundtrack Awards have remained intact throughout the past 20 years—an internationally renowned film music awards show, the composers’ competition and the Lifetime Achievement Award for composers who have contributed a body of work of outstanding artistic significance. But it really is the chemistry between the people in the room for the World Soundtrack Awards soirées that makes us say year after year: this was the best edition ever.”
These are the winners of the 19th World Soundtrack Awards:
Film Composer of the Year
Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice)
TV Composer of the Year
Hildur Guðnadóttir (Chernobyl, Ófærð)
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
'Shallow' ('A Star Is Born'). Muziek & tekst door Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando en Mark Ronson. Uitgevoerd door Lady Gaga en Bradley Cooper.
Discovery of the Year
Michael Abels (Us)
Best Original Score for a Belgian Production
Duelles (Frédéric Vercheval)
SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition By a Young International Composer
Public Choice Award
John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World)
In addition to the WSA gala, a second film music concert takes place annually. This year it will happen on Thursday, Oct. 22.