Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino is again being recognized for his talents, this time by the World Soundtrack Academy which has just announced their nominees for for their annual Soundtrack Awards. Giacchino has been nominated for Composer of the Year, for his work on Star Trek and other films.
Giacchino’s latest nomination
Giacchinno’s nomination for Film Composer of the Year recognizes his work for Star Trek as well as Up and Land of the Lost. He is going up against Carter Burwell (Burn After Reading, Twilight), Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Coco Avant Chanel, Largo Winch, Cheri), Danny Elfman (Milk, Taking Woodstock, Notorious), and Hans Zimmer (Frost/Nixon, Angels & Demons, The Dark Knight). The Soundtrack Awards uses the time period from July 1st to June 30th for their year, which is why nominations are announced now, and why so many 2008 films are in the mix.
Unfortunately none of Giacchino’s scores picked up nominations for Best Original Score of the Year. A full list of nominations can be found at worldsoundtrackawards.com. The winners will be announced at the Ghent International Film Festival on October 17th.
Giacchino is no stranger to industry accolades. The composer’s mantle contains a number of awards, including a Grammy, and ASCAP award, and an Emmy. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for Ratatouille, but did didn’t win, however he was appointed the musical director for the Oscar broadcast in 2009, where he threw in a musical sting from Alexander Courage’s Star Trek theme. .
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More noms for Trek?
Award season is still many months away (with the WSA being an anomalie due to their splitting the year’s for consideration), so Giacchino may still see some more nominations, and he is likely not the only one associated with Star Trek who may have to ready an acceptance speech. We have already reported on the Best Picture Oscar buzz for Star Trek, due to the rule change allowing 10 films to be nominated. Beyond that, Trek can likely expect other nominations, especially in some of the ‘technical’ categories. And of course there are the Golden Globes, and other awards shows as well.