It looks like we have one more set of awards to announce before the Oscars coming up this weekend, and this time it is some good news. Today the International Film Music Critics Association announced the winners of their 2009 Awards and Star Trek’s Michael Giacchino was the big winner with awards for both Up and Star Trek. More details below
Star Trek and Giacchino Win FMCA Awards
The FMCA doesn’t hold an awards show, but did issue an announcement Monday. Michael Giacchino was nominated for a total of nine FMCA Awards in seven categories. Three of Giacchino’s nominations were for Star Trek, the rest for his other film and TV work in 2009. In the end Giacchino won composer of the year, and three other awards: one for his work on Star Trek and two for Up.
Giacchino’s four awards were for:
- FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR – UP
- FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
- BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM
– STAR TREK
- BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE – UP
The 2009 extended release of James Horner’s "Wrath of Khan" score was nominated for Best Re-Release, but it ended up losing out to a re-release of "Back to the Future." Horner also had four nominations for his Avatar score, but came away empty handed.
A complete list is at filmmusiccritics.org
Giacchino is really on a role this year. He is leading the field of composers with award wins. Here is a list of his haul of awards so far:
- Golden Globe ("Up")
- 2 Grammys ("Up")
- BAFTA ( "Up")
- Critic’s Choice ( "Up")
- 4 Film Music Critics Awards ("Star Trek" and "Up")
- Online Film Critics Society ("Up")
- Chicago Film Critics ( "Up")
- Phoenix Film Critics ("Up")
Giacchino collecting his Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammys
Giacchino also has an Oscar nomination for his "Up" score. This is his second nomination, but this time he is going in to the Academy Awards as a front-runner. Next weekend we will find out if his second time will be the charm.
Pick up Giacchino’s 2009 Soundtrack’s for Up (download only) and Star Trek