World Soundtrack Awards 2008 Nominees Announced

Ghent, Belgium (August 22, 2008)--The nominees in the three principal World Soundtrack Awards categories have been announced. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 18 at the Ghent International Film Festival in Belgium.
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Ghent, Belgium (August 22, 2008)--The nominees in the three principal World Soundtrack Awards categories have been announced. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 18 at the Ghent International Film Festival in Belgium.

The World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) have been presented annually since 2001 by the World Soundtrack Academy, which comprises over 290 leading composers. The Academy Board will also select the Discovery of the Year 2008 on September 2. In addition, film music fans around the world can vote for their choice of the best soundtrack of the year.

The nominees are:

Film Composer of the Year:
- Alexandre Desplat ( The Golden Compass)
- James Newton Howard ( Charlie Wilson's War, Michael Clayton, I Am Legend)
- Alberto Iglesias ( The Kite Runner)
- Dario Marianelli ( Atonement)
- John Powell ( The Bourne Ultimatum)

Best Original Score of the Year:
- 3:10 To Yuma by Marco Beltrami
- Atonement by Dario Marianelli
- The Kite Runner by Alberto Iglesias
- There Will Be Blood by Jonny Greenwood
- Wall-E by Thomas Newman

Best Original Song Written Directly for Film:
- "Despedida" from Love in the Time of Cholera: Music by Antonio Pinto and Shakira, lyrics by Shakira, performed by Shakira
- "Down to Earth" from Wall-E: Music by Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel, lyrics by Peter Gabriel, performed by Peter Gabriel
- "Do You Feel Me" from American Gangster: Music and lyrics by Diane Warren, performed by Anthony Hamilton
- "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild: Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder, performed by Eddie Vedder
- "A Hero Comes Home" from Beowulf: Music and lyrics by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, performed by Robin Wright Penn/Idina Menzel

World Soundtrack Academy
www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com