Terence Blanchard at '2017 World Soundtrack Awards'

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Thursday August 24, 2017

From Variety

‘La La Land,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Among 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees
By: Rebecca Rubin

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees.

Among the contenders: Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz (‘La La Land’), and Academy Award nominees Mica Levi, Nicholas Britell, Dustin O’Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson. As previously announced, the lifetime achievement award will be presented to composer David Shire (‘The Conversation,’ ‘All the President’s Men’) as part of the #WSAwards celebration of jazz.

Following the award ceremony, a selection of Terence Blanchard’s work (‘Mo’ Better Blues,’ ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘25th Hour’) will be recorded and performed by Brussels Philharmonic and additional jazz soloists, conducted by Film Fest Gent’s music director Dirk Brossé.

The Academy will announce the nominees mid September for discovery of the year, best original score for a Belgian production, and the composition competition.

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