Jed Kurzel wins best feature film score at Screen Music Awards

Jed Kurzel won the best feature film score of the year at the 2011 Screen Music Awards last night.

Kurzel won for his score of psychological thriller Snowtown.

Kurzel is the member of Sydney band The Mess Hall and also brother of Snowtown director Justin Kurzel.

The ceremony recognises excellence in screen music and is run by the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.

Held at the Sydney City Recital Hall, and hosted by Non Hazlehurst, guests included Claudia Karvan, Sigrid Thornton, Steve Bisley, Sarah Blasko, Paul Capsis and Nelson Woss.

Paul Capsis and Christa Hughes performed songs from Paper Giants: The birth of Cleo and Sarah Blasko Miles Nicholas’ Dream On, which won best original song composed for the screen.

Winners in all categories:
Feature Film Score of the Year
Snowtown
Composer: Jed Kurzel
Publishers: Ivy League Music administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here
Composer: Burkhard Dallwitz

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Rake
Composers: Michael Lira / David McCormack / Antony Partos

Best Television Theme
Scariacs
Composer: Haydn Walker
Publisher: Song Zu Publishing Pty Ltd

Best Music for Children’s Television
K9: Eclipse of the Korven
Composer: Christopher Elves
Publishers: Fintage Publishing and Collection Australia obo Resonant Music 1 Limited Partners

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Dream On from The Missing Key
Composer: Miles Nicholas

Best Soundtrack Album
Road Train: Road Kill Soundtrack
Composer: Rafael May

Best Music for a Short Film
The Missing Key
Composers: Kathryn Brownhill / Miles Nicholas / Jonathan Nix

Best Music for a Documentary
Lachlan Macquarie: Father of Australia
Composer: Matteo Zingales
Publisher: Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for an Advertisement
VW Passat: Change Rooms
Composer: Elliott Wheeler

The most performed screen composer in Australia went to the collaboration between Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks of company The D.A’s Office. Their work has appeared on Masterchef, Junior Masterchef, The Apprentice, The Renovators, Sea Patrol, Ten News and Compass as well as numerous commercials.

Neil Sutherland was named most performed screen composer overseas with music appearing on Mythbusters, Border Security, Colour of War – The ANZACS, and Keeping Up With the Joneses.

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