Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Carter Burwell lead the nominees for the 10th annual World Soundtrack Awards; the winners will be revealed on Oct. 23, the final night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

Zimmer received a nomination for film composer of the year for his work on "Sherlock Holmes," "Despicable Me" and "It's Complicated." Zimmer's "Sherlock Holmes" also was nominated for best original film score of the year.

Desplat and Burwell also achieved double-nomination status as both were nominated for film composer of the year; Desplat's efforts for "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and Burwell's for "Where the Wild Things Are" lead to original film score nods.

Among the nominees for best original song written directly for a film are "I Want to Come Home," a track Paul McCartney wrote and recorded for "Everybody's Fine," and James Horner and Simon Franglen's "I See You," a song performed by Leona Lewis for "Avatar." Horner's work for "Avatar" also landed him a nomination for the best original score category.

Eleven composers, including Oscar-winners Howard Shore, who composed for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and Gustavo Santaolla, who worked on "Babel" and "Brokeback Mountain," will perform after the awards ceremony.

At the end of August, the Academy Board will disclose the nominees for "Discovery of the Year 2010," an award for emerging film composers. An additional award, The "Public Choice Award," tallies votes from audiences from throughout the globe. Voting will continue to take place until Sept. 15 at www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com.

Here are the nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2010:

Film Composer of the Year
-- Alexandre Desplat - "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "New Moon," "Julie &
Julia," "The Ghost Writer"
-- Hans Zimmer - "Sherlock Holmes," "Despicable Me," "It's
-- Danny Elfman - "Alice in Wonderland," "The Wolfman"
-- John Powell - "Green Zone," "How To Train Your Dragon," "Ice Age:
Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Knight & Day"
-- Carter Burwell - "The Blind Side," "A Serious Man," "Where the Wild
Things Are," "Howl," "The Kids Are All Right"

Best Original Film Score of the Year
-- "Fantastic Mr. Fox" - Alexandre Desplat
-- "Avatar" - James Horner
-- "Where the Wild Things Are" - Carter Burwell & Karen Orzolek
-- "A Single Man" - Abel Korzeniowski
-- "Sherlock Holmes" - Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song Written Directly For a Film
-- 'Almost there,' from "The Princess and the Frog," music & lyrics by Randy Newman performed by Anika Noni Rose
-- 'I see you,' from "Avatar," music by James Horner & Simon Franglen lyrics by James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell performed by Leona Lewis
-- 'I want to come home,' from "Everybody's Fine," music & lyrics by Paul McCartne yperformed by Paul McCartney
-- 'Sticks & Stones,' from "How To Train Your Dragon," music & lyrics by Jon Birgisson performed by Jonsi
-- 'The Weary Kind,' from "Crazy Heart," music & lyrics by Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett performed by Ryan Bingham (& Jeff Bridges)