La La Land among 2017 World Soundtrack Awards nominees

La La Land among 2017 World Soundtrack Awards nominees

This first wave of the 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominations includes nods for La La Land, Moana and Stranger Things.

The 17th edition of the awards ceremony takes place at the Capitole in Ghent on October 18.

The nominees for Best Film Composer include 2017 Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz for La La Land.

Film Fest Gent’s artistic director Patrick Duynslaegher said: "This year’s nominations reflect the incredible wide range of style and talent in contemporary scoring for film and television, with a great line-up of new and established composers to celebrate the art and craft of film & television music."

The nominees are:

Best Film Composer of the Year
Nicholas Britell: Moonlight
Justin Hurwitz: La La Land
Jóhann Jóhannsson: Arrival
Mica Levi: Jackie, Marjorie Prime
Dustin O’Halloran: Lion (co-composed by Hauschka), In the Shadow of Iris (co-composed by Adam Wiltzie)

Best TV Composer of the Year
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein: Stranger Things
Ramin Djawadi: Westworld, Prison Break: Resurrection, The Strain
Rupert Gregson-Williams: The Crown
Dave Porter: Better Call Saul, The Blacklist, The Blacklist: Redemption
Mac Quayle: Feud: Bette & Joan, Mr. Robot, Scream Queens

Best Original Song written directly for a Film
Can’t Stop the Feeling
from Trolls
music & lyrics by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback
performers include Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden and Zooey Deschanel

City of Stars
from La La Land
music by Justin Hurwitz
lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
performed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

How Far I’ll Go
from Moana
music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
performed by Auli’i Cravalho

Never Give Up
from Lion
music & lyrics by Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin
performed by Sia

Runnin’
from Hidden Figures
music & lyrics by Phar. Williams
performed by Pharrell Williams

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