ABC dominates Screen Music Awards 2012

By David Knox on November 20, 2012 / Filed Under News 0

ABC TV shows were the big winners at the 2012 Screen Music Awards last night in Melbourne with The Slap, Mabo, Giggle & Hoot amongst the TV category winners.

Nine’s Underbelly: Razor and Gasp! also picked up awards.

Hosted by Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen at Melbourne’s BMW EDGE, the evening was staged jointly by APRA and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.

Presenters included Jack Thompson, Melanie Vallejo, Tom Wren, Ian Darling, Don Batte, Diana Glenn, Lachy Hulme, Christopher Gordon, Peter Luscombe, Tony Briggs and Cezary Skubiszewski with performances by Kira Puru and Electric Empire and a Live ensemble conducted by Paul Grabowsky.

Composer Antony Partos (pictured) was recognised in three categories, winning Best Television Theme for The Slap, Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for Mabo and and Best Soundtrack Album for The Slap along with co-writers Michael Lira, Jono Ma and Irine Vela.

Partos is currently a composer for Redfern Now.

Feature Film Score of the Year was won by Lisa Gerrard for Burning Man.

Best Soundtrack Album
Title The Slap
Composers Michael Lira* / Jono Ma* / Antony Partos* / Irine Vela
Publisher Sonar Music Pty Ltd*

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title Hey Hootabelle from Giggle & Hoot
Composer Lior
Publishers ABC Music Publishing / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for Children’s Television
Title Gasp!
Composers Ryan Grogan / Hylton Mowday
Publisher SLR Productions Pty Ltd

Best Television Theme
Title The Slap
Composer Antony Partos
Publisher Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Title Underbelly Razor
Composer Burkhard Dallwitz

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Title Mabo
Composer Antony Partos
Publisher Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Documentary
Title Tiger Dynasty
Composer Brett Aplin

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia*
Composers Adam Gock/Dinesh Wicks

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas*
Composer Neil Sutherland

* Determined by statistical analysis

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