ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has announced that voting is now open for the 2015 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards. Established in 2014, the Awards give ASCAP writer members an opportunity to honor their peers in film, TV and video game music. For 2015, the categories have been expanded to include: Film Score of the Year, TV Composer of the Year and Video Game Score of the Year.
The winners will be revealed at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards gala taking place in Beverly Hills on March 9. That evening, ASCAP will be honoring composers Elliot Goldenthal and Deborah Lurie with special awards.
Composers’ Choice nominees were handpicked by a select group of composers, film/TV industry leaders and members of the Game Audio Network Guild, an organization of video game music professionals. Over 500 ASCAP writers voted for the inaugural Composers’ Choice presentation last year.
ASCAP members can vote now at ascap.com/composerschoice until Sunday, Feb. 22. The 2015 ASCAP Composers’ Choice nominees are:
2014 FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
• Patrick Cassidy – Calvary
• Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Theory of Everything
• Mica Levi - Under the Skin
• Gary Yershon - Mr. Turner
• Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
2014 TV COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• Sean Callery - 24: Live Another Day, Bones, Elementary, Homeland
• Alf Clausen - The Simpsons
• James Levine - American Horror Story, Glee, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles
• Bear McCreary - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Black Sails, Constantine, The Walking Dead
• Jeff Russo - Fargo, Hostages, Power
2014 VIDEO GAME SCORE OF THE YEAR
• The Banner Saga - Austin Wintory
• Destiny - C. Paul Johnson, Martin O'Donnell, Paul McCartney and Michael Salvatori
• Halo 2 Anniversary - Wataru Hokoyama, Lennie Moore and Tom Salta (with original score composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori)
• Sid Meier's Civilization - Grant Kirkhope and Geoff Knorr
• World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor - Neal Acree, Russell Brower, Edo Guidotti and Eimear Noone (with legacy themes by Jason Hayes and Glenn Stafford)