'Rings' Scores Two Soundtrack Awards
Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" earned the composer two honors at the second annual World Soundtrack Awards, held Saturday at the Flanders Film FestivHoward Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" earned the composer two honors at the second annual World Soundtrack Awards, held Saturday at the Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Shore took home the awards for best original soundtrack and the public choice award.
Randy Newman's "If I Didn't Have You," from the soundtrack to Disney's "Monster's Inc.," won the best original song written for a film award. In March Newman won the similarly titled Oscar category, ending a long string of nominations without awards. The same night, Newman lost the best original score award to Shore's "Lord of the Rings" work.
Other World Soundtrack Awards winners were Klaus Badelt (discovery of the year for "Time Machine") and Patrick Doyle (composer of the year for "Gosford Park"). Famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
The event concluded with "Fenton-Delerue: A Film Music Celebration" that featured composer George Fenton ("Dangerous Liaisons," "Anna and the King") conducting some of his most romantic music. That was followed by a tribute to late French film composer Georges Delerue, best known for his collaborations with Francois Truffaut ("La Nuit Americaine," "Jules et Jim").