Magazine article Screen International

Desplat, Zimmer Amongst Nominees for World Soundtrack Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Desplat, Zimmer Amongst Nominees for World Soundtrack Awards

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Alexandre Desplat, who wrote the score for The King's Speech, will defend his title of Composer of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards which take place during the Ghent Film Festival.

Alexandra Desplat and Hans Zimmer are amongst the nominees for the 2011 World Soundtrack Awards, which will take place on the closing night of the Ghent Film Festival (October 22).

The awards are split into three categories - Composer of the Year, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Desplat, who won the Composer of the Year, award in 2010, is up for the prize again this year for his scores including The King's Speech, The Tree Of Life and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2.

He will be pitted against Hans Zimmer for his rousing Inception score, Clint Mansell (Black Swan), John Powell (Rio, Kung Fu Panda 2) and Patrick Doyle (La Ligne Droite, Thor). …

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