BMI Film/TV Awards Fete Mothersbaugh

Devo founder has scored dozens of films.

Composer/artist Mark Mothersbaugh was the top honoree at BMI's Film and Television Awards, held last night (May 12) at Los Angeles' Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

BMI presented the founding member of Devo with the Richard Kirk Award for career achievement for his compositions in film, TV, interactive media and commercials.

Mothersbaugh has translated his innovative approach to music into a diverse résumé of film and TV scores, including "Thirteen," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Rushmore," "200 Cigarettes," "Happy Gilmore," "Power Puff Girls" and "Pee Wee's Playhouse."

In addition to more than 400 commercial credits, Mothersbaugh is also responsible for scoring the entire "Rugrats" franchise, including TV, film and stage productions.

Mothersbaugh joins past honorees John Barry, Danny Elfman, Charlie Fox, Jerry Goldsmith, Earle Hagan, Michael Kamen, Alan Menken, Thomas Newman, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, Richard and Robert Sherman, W.G. "Snuffy" Walden, John Williams, Patrick Williams and last year's recipient, Randy Edelman.

Composer Mike Post collected the most nods of the evening for "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Don Davis, David Newman, Theodore Shapiro, Rolfe Kent, Teddy Castellucci, Pete Townshend and Rob Cairns rounded out the black-tie event's multiple honorees list with two trophies each.

BMI honored the winning musical selections based on inclusion in the past year's top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network TV series and the highest-ranking cable TV shows.

The organization also recognizes composers who contributed to Emmy Award-winning TV shows.