2016 Screen Music Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, 08 Nov 2016

Hundreds of screen music’s leading figures gathered last night 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
Title                             Sherpa
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


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