2016 Screen Music Award Winners Announced
Hundreds of screen music’s leading figures gathered tonight at the City Recital Hall in Sydney for the 2016 Screen Music Awards. Staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers), the event paid tribute to composers across 12 categories who made an impact with their work in the previous year.
Voted for by a panel of respected industry judges from the film, television, advertising and music industries, this year’s winners included a mix of highly established names and rising talents.
Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales took out the prestigious Feature Film Score of the Year award for their atmospheric electronic score for the film 99 Homes. Antony made it a double this year, also receiving the award for Best Soundtrack Album for his work on the critically acclaimed documentary Sherpa, taking his Screen Music Awards total haul to 11 since 2004.
Multi-skilled composer Alan John received his fourth Screen Music Award, this time in the category of Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for his work on the celebrated ABC mini-series The Beautiful Lie.
The honour of Best Television Theme went to composer Peter Cavallo who took home his first ever Screen Music Awardfor the string laden opening theme for series Nos Youm.
Sally and Darren Seltmann’s song Dancing in the Darkness for ABC television series The Letdown won the pair their first Screen Music Award. The husband and wife duo’s collaboration took out Best Original Song Composed for the Screen.
Roger Mason received his tenth Screen Music Award with his work on The Principal winning Best Music for a Television Series or Serial.
Sydney composer Caitlin Yeo won the award for Best Music for a Documentary for Getting Frank Gehry. It’s the third Screen Music Award win for Caitlin, who also received an APRA Professional Development Award in 2011.
Adam Moses took out his first Screen Music Award in the category of Best Music for a Short Film for Banana Boy.
New York based Jeremy Yang was also a first time Screen Music Award recipient, with his work for the 2016 AICP (Association of Independent Commercial Producers) Opening named Best Music for an Advertisement.
Composers Michael Darren, Luke Jurevicius and Christopher Larkin won the Screen Music Award for Best Music for Children’s Television for their collaboration on the animated Australian children’s series The New Adventures of Figaro Pho: Odd Socks.
For the ninth consecutive year, composer Neil Sutherland was named Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas, taking his overall tally of Screen Music Awards to 11.Composer Jay Stewart was the Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia and has now received this award eight times!
APRA AMCOS and the AGSC would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2016 Screen Music Awards.
2016 SCREEN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
Feature Film Score of the Year
Title 99 Homes
Composed by Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales
Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Title The Principal
Composed by Roger Mason
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Title The Beautiful Lie
Composed by Alan John
Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title Dancing in the Darkness from The Letdown
Composed by Darren Seltmann and Sally Seltmann*
Published by Sony ATV Music Publishing Australia*
Best Music for a Documentary
Title Getting Frank Gehry
Composed by Caitlin Yeo
Best Television Theme
Title Nos Youm
Composed by Peter Cavallo
Best Music for a Short Film
Title Banana Boy
Composed by Adam Moses
Best Soundtrack Album
Composed by Antony Partos
Best Music for Children’s Television
Title The New Adventures of Figaro Pho: Odd Socks
Composed by Michael Darren, Luke Jurevicius and Christopher Larkin
Best Music for an Advertisement
Title 2016 AICP Opening
Composed by Jeremy Yang
Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Composer Jay Stewart
Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Composer Neil Sutherland