Composer Graeme Revell was presented with the Richard Kirk Award at BMI's annual Film & Television Music Awards dinner, held last night (May 18) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.
Composer Graeme Revell was presented with the Richard Kirk Award at BMI's annual Film & Television Music Awards dinner, held last night (May 18) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. The award, which recognizes outstanding career achievement, honored Revell for a body of work that includes "Sin City," "Blow," "Open Water," "Dead Calm," "The Crow," and, most recently, "Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D."
Past Richard Kirk winners include Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mark Mothersbaugh, Thomas Newman and John Williams and Randy Edelman.
The inaugural BMI Spotlight Award was handed to television composer Frank Gari, while the first BMI Classic Contribution Award was given to the creators of NBC's "The Tonight Show" themes, composed by Johnny Carson, Paul Anka and Kevin Eubanks.
Also a first this year, BMI presented ringtone awards to Stu Phillips and Lalo Schifrin, composers of two of the most-performed songs in mobile space; the themes to "Knight Rider" and "Mission Impossible," respectively.
The Counting Crows took home the most-performed song from a motion picture nod for "Accidentally In Love," from the movie "Shrek 2."
Hosted by BMI president/CEO Del R. Bryant and film/TV relations VP Doreen Ringer Ross, the evening recognized the composers and songwriters of the music from this year's top-grossing films, top-rated prime time network television series and highest-ranking cable network television series.