The British band, who wrote the score for Hanna, will compete for the award as part of the Ghent International Film Festival.

The five nominees for the World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award have been announced. The award, which aims to support up and coming composers, will be presented at the annual World Soundtrack Awards ceremony on October 22 as part of the Ghent International Film Festival.

The nominees are:

Alex Heffes – The First Grader & The Rite

The Chemical Brothers – Hanna

iZLER – Hamill & Natural Selection

Henry Jackman – Gulliver’s Travels & X-Men: First Class

Christopher Paul Leonard-Morgan - Limitless

The winner of the award will perform at the 2012 world soundtrack awards.

Meanwhile, this year’s edition will feature the Brussels Philharmonic – Flemish Radio Orchestra performing music by Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore and Elliot Goldenthal, as well as a performance from Abel Korzeniowski, who won last year’s Discover Award as well as the Public Choice Award for A Single Man.  

The ceremony will also include awards for best composer and the best original score, both of which were won by Alexandre Desplat in 2010.