The Chemical Brothers, Henry Jackman, iZLER, Alex Heffes and Christopher Paul Leonard-Morgan have been nominated for Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards. The award will be handed out Oct. 22 at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent, Belgium.
Heffes, whose credits include "The Last King of Scotland," is up for his work on "The First Grader" and "The Rite;" the Chemical Brothers created the soundtrack for "Hanna;" and iZLER, a Czech composer, is competing in Ghent with "Hamill" and "Natural Selection."
Jackman, who collaborated numerous times with Hans Zimmer, is up for his scores for "Gulliver's Travels" and "X-Men: First Class," while Leonard-Morgan is nominated for his score to "Limitless."
The winner gets the opportunity to perform at next year's World Soundtrack Awards. This year, the Brussels Philharmonic-Flemish Radio Orchestra will perform music by Abel Korzeniowski, winner of the Discovery and Public Choice Awards in 2010 for "A Single Man."
The World Soundtrack Academy, made up of 313 members from the international world of film music, vote on the awards handed out during the Ghent Film Festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 11-22.