Ebert nominated for World Soundtrack Academy Awards

August 18, 2014

The World Soundtrack Academy has nominated Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros frontman Alex Ebert for Best Original Film Score of the Year for his score for the film, “All is Lost.” Ebert also was nominated for Best Original Song (written directly for a film) for the song, “Amen.” The 14th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert will take place on Oct. 25, in Ghent.

Ebert tweeted that “it is an honor” to receive the nominations from the academy, which was launched in 2001 and aims at supporting the art of film music and sound design and its worldwide promotion.

In addition to the two nominations, Ebert is among the nominees for the 2014 World Soundtrack Public Choice Award. To cast your vote, click here.

all_is_lost_580x300_alexIn January, Ebert won his first Golden Globe for Best Score. After Sean Combs and Usher presented him with the award, Ebert thanked director JC Chandor for “having the faith to see into what I had done before and thought I could do this.” It was Ebert’s first film score.

“Even the most deft pen is a clumsy tool, and yet we still try for magic,” Ebert said. “Thanks for letting me try — all over the movie.”

“All is Lost” stars Robert Redford, whose character is simply referred to as “Our Man” in the script. Redford portrays a man who battles for survival after his sailboat is destroyed while sailing across the Indian Ocean.

The film features only one character and virtually no dialogue.

“This project was a dream – an open space to play in but also space to listen to the elements – wind, water, rain, sun, are the story’s other characters to me,” says Ebert. “I knew I had quite a task ahead of me: to at once allow the elements to sing and to give Redford a voice with which to, once in a while, respond.”

Best Original Film Score of the Year:

  • All is Lost by Alexander Ebert
  • Gravity by Steven Price
  • Her by Arcade Fire
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alexandre Desplat
  • 12 Years a Slave by Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song written directly for a Film:

  • Amen from ‘All is Lost’
    Music & lyrics by Alexander Ebert, performed by Alexander Ebert
  • Happy from ‘Despicable Me 2’
    Music, lyrics & performed by Pharrell Williams
  • Let It Go from ‘Frozen’
    Music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, performed by Idina Menzel
  • Ordinary Love from ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’
    Music & lyrics by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Burton, performed by U2
  • The Moon Song from ‘Her’
    Music & lyrics by Karen O. & Spike Jonze, performed by Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix

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