Composer Carter Burwell will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement at the 24th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, which will be held May 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Burwell has scored more than 70 films and is well known for his 25-year collaboration with the Coen Brothers, providing music for every film they have made. He has also scored all of the films directed by Spike Jonze, including “Being John Malkovich” and “Three Kings.” His other film scores include “And the Band Played On,” “Conspiracy Theory,” “Hamlet,” “The Spanish Prisoner,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” and “In Bruges.”
Burwell’s most recent film scores are to the Coen Brothers’ film “Burn After Reading,” and Catherine Hardwicke’s vampire romance “Twilight.” He is currently working on the Coens’ next film “A Serious Man,” and Spike Jonze’s “Where The Wild Things Are.”
“Carter’s unusual and unique music has been integrated into an astonishing variety of films over the past twenty-five years, from risk-taking independent films to summer blockbusters, earning him much recognition around the world,” ASCAP president and chairman Paul Williams said in a statement.
“We are very proud to celebrate his achievements by honoring him with ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award,” which is awarded to composers in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music.”
Previous recipients include John Debney, Mark Isham, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Randy Newman, James Newton Howard, Johnny Mandel, Marc Shaiman, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri and Hans Zimmer, among others.