Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna will receive the Richard Kirk Award at BMI’s 2014 Film & Television Awards. Danna will be honored for his career on May 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Known for blending non-western music with orchestral and electronic music, Danna won the Academy Award for his score to Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi.” He has had a long association with Atom Egoyan, composing score for the all his films 1987, among them “Exotica” and “The Sweet Hereafter.” Among his other credits “Moneyball,” “Capote,” “Monsoon Wedding” and “(500) Days of Summer.”
“He has always let his keen sense of aesthetics guide his path, resulting in a stellar body of work with a constellation of some of the best filmmakers in the world," said Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI’s vice president, Film/TV Relations.
The event will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.