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2022 International Film Music Critics Association awards nominations announced


Daniel Kaluuya, Nope, Jordan Peele, International Film Music Critics Association
Daniel Kaluuya in Nope

The 19th annual International Film Music Critics Association awards have their nominees! For the first time, TV and game scores were eligible for the top category, meaning that four movies now compete against a lone TV work in Score of the Year. Three of those scores also see their composers nominated for Composer of the Year, while only one corresponds to an Oscar Original Score nomination. The IFMCA has gone pretty blockbuster-heavy for their 2022 lineup, but there are some strong choices here nonetheless. Winners will be announced on 23 February.


Score of the Year

Avatar: The Way of Water (Simon Franglen)

The Batman (Michael Giacchino)

The Fabelmans (John Williams)

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Bear McCreary and Howard Shore)

Nope (Michael Abels)


Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film

The Batman (Michael Giacchino)

Enola Holmes 2 (Daniel Pemberton)

The Northman (Robin Carolan and Sebastian Gainsborough)

Supermarsu 2 (Super Furball Saves the Future) (Panu Aaltio)

Violent Night (Dominic Lewis)


Best Original Score for an Animated Film

The Bad Guys (Daniel Pemberton)

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Alexandre Desplat)

Lightyear (Michael Giacchino)

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (Bear McCreary)

Strange World (Henry Jackman)


Best Original Score for a Comedy Film

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Nathan Johnson)

The Lost City (Pinar Toprak)

The Lost King (Alexandre Desplat)

A Man Called Otto (Thomas Newman)

See How They Run (Daniel Pemberton)


Best Original Score for a Documentary

Frozen Planet II (James Everingham, Adam Lukas and Hans Zimmer)

Our Nature (Dirk Brosse)

Polar Bear (Harry Gregson-Williams)

Secrets of the Sea (Alan Williams)

Wolf (Matthijs Kieboom)


Best Original Score for a Drama Film

Amsterdam (Daniel Pemberton)

Babylon (Justin Hurwitz)

Emily (Abel Korzeniowski)

The Fabelmans (John Williams)

The TIme of Secrets (Philippe Rombi)


Best Original Score for a Fantasy / Science Fiction Film

Avatar: The Way of Water (Simon Franglen)

Crimes of the Future (Howard Shore)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Danny Elfman)

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (James Newton Howard)

Jurassic World: Dominion (Michael Giacchino)


Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film

God's Crooked Lines (Fernando Velazquez)

The Menu (Colin Stetson)

Nope (Michael Abels)

Pearl (Tyler Bates and Timothy Williams)

Werewolf by Night (Michael Giacchino)


Composer of the Year

Alexandre Desplat

Simon Franglen

Michael Giacchino

Bear McCreary

Daniel Pemberton


Breakthrough Composer of the Year

Michelino Bisceglia

Robin Carolan and Sebastian Gainsborough

Chanda Dancy

Hesham Nazih

Batu Sener


Composition of the Year

"The Batman" - Michael Giacchino (The Batman)

"Galadriel" - Bear McCreary (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)

"Leaving Home (Hometree)" - Simon Franglen (Avatar: The Way of Water)

"Mother and Son" - John Williams (The Fabelmans)

"Numenor" - Bear McCreary (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)

"Sailing Into the Dawn" - Bear McCreary (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)


Film Music Record Label of the Year

Intrada Records (Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson)

La-La Land Records (M. V. Gerhard and Matt Verboys)

Moviescore Media (Mikael Carlsson)

Music Box Records (Cyril Durand-Roger and Laurent Lafarge)

Quartet Records (Jose M. Benitez)

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