World Soundtrack Awards also honour Pharell Williams’ Happy from Despicable Me 2.
Alexandre Desplat has been named Best Film Composer at the 14th World Soundtrack Awards, held last night in Ghent. He also won best original film score of the year for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.
This year’s Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film is Happy from Despicable Me 2, written and performed by Pharrell Williams.
Discovery of the Year 2014 is Daniel Pemberton for Cuban Fury and The Counselor.
Michelino Bisceglia’s music for Marina won the Spotify Public Choice Award.
Cliff Martinez was this year’s guest of honour, and his work was performed on the night by the Brussels Philharmonic.
The Lifetime Achievement Award winner was Francis Lai.
World Soundtrack Awards 2014
Film Composer of the Year: Alexandre Desplat
Best Original Film Score of the Year: The Grand Budapest Hotel (by Alexandre Desplat)
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film: ‘Happy’ from ‘Despicable Me 2’ music & lyrics by Pharrell Williams and performed by Pharrell Williams
Discovery of the Year: Daniel Pemberton for Cuban Fury & The Counselor
Lifetime Achievement Award: Francis Lai
Spotify Public Choice: Marina (by Michelino Bisceglia)
Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer: Cyril Molesti