Music in Media Honors ‘Empire,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Mad Max’

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Fox’s “Empire”

The 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards  were handed out on Wednesday November 11th at Hollywood’s historic Fonda Theater, hosted by comedian Ron Pearson.

Winner for Original Feature Film Score was Dan Romer for Netflix’s wrenching Beasts of No Nation, about a warlord training a young African orphan to be a guerilla fighter. (Listen to Romer’s Indiewire podcast here.) Tom Holkenborg picked up a trophy for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Score for Warner Bros.’ Mad Max: Fury Road, and Christophe Beck was tops in the Animated Feature Film category for Blue Sky’s Peanuts.

In television, Fox’s “Empire” carried the evening, earning honors for Jen Ross and Dave Jordan for Outstanding Music Supervision. YouTube star Tiffany Alvord performed after receiving a special recognition award for Outstanding Music Impact in New Media.

Winners were voted upon by music-media industry professionals comprised of members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, NARAS, performing rights organizations, film music journalists, and music executives.

A complete list of winners follows.

ORIGINAL SCORE – FEATURE FILM
Dan Romer – Beasts of No Nation

ORIGINAL SCORE – SCI-FI/FANTASY FILM
Tom Holkenborg – Mad Max: Fury Road

ORIGINAL SCORE – ANIMATED FILM
Christophe Beck – The Peanuts Movie

ORIGINAL SCORE – DOCUMENTARY
Miriam Cutler – The Hunting Ground

ORIGINAL SCORE – INDEPENDENT FILM
Isaias Garcia – The Moment I Was Alone

ORIGINAL SCORE – SHORT
Josue Vergara – Superheroes

ORIGINAL SCORE – TV SHOW/DIGITAL SERIES
Jeff Beal – House of Cards

MAIN TITLE – TV SHOW/DIGITAL STREAMING SERIES
Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna – Tyrant

ORIGINAL SCORE – VIDEO GAME
Austin Wintory – Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

SONG – FILM (Live Action)
“See You Again” (Furious 7) – Written by Andrew Cedar, Cameron Thomaz, Charlie Puth & Justin Franks. Performed by Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

SONG – ANIMATED FILM
“Dancing in the Dark” (Home) Written by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Ester Dean, Maureen Anne McDonald and Rihanna. Performed by Rihanna

SONG – DOCUMENTARY
“Till it Happens to You” (The Hunting Ground) Written by Diane Warren & Lady Gaga, performed by Lady Gaga

SONG – VIDEO GAME
“Hope for the Future” – Paul McCartney (Destiny)

SONG/SCORE – COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT
“Who We Are” (ShareTheSilence) Written by Todd Morse and Jaco Curaco.”Who We Are” Performed by The Bad Decisions

SONG/SCORE – MOBILE VIDEO GAME
Jeff Broadbent – Wei Lai Zhan Chang

SONG/SCORE – SPECIAL FEATURE
Mark Watters & Jeremy Nathan Tisser (Composers On Composing)

SONG/SCORE – TRAILER
Gareth Coker – Ori and the Blind Forest (video game)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION
Jen Ross & Dave Jordan – Empire

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM
Dana Sano – Fifty Shades of Grey

SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS
Pitch Perfect 2 (cast performance)
50 Shades of Grey (various artists)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC IMPACT IN NEW MEDIA
Tiffany Alvord (Special Recognition)

INDEPENDENT MUSIC VIDEO
Luca Hänni – Wonderful

MUSIC GENRE

Outstanding International New Music Artist of 2015
Endre Nordvik 

Adult Contemporary/AAA
Sara Santilli

Alternative
Von Grey

Americana/Folk/Acoustic
Erick Macek

Blues
Sista Jean’s Blues Machine

Contemporary Christian/Gospel
David Dayo

Contemporary Classical/Instrumental
Penka Kouneva

Country
Tiffany Ashton

Dance
Larissa Lam

EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
Tenaj

Jazz
Pablo Zapata

New Age/Ambient
Aeone

Pop
Melissa B.

Producer/Production
Anthony Resta

R&B/Soul
Myko

Rap/Hip Hop
Sidnie Tipton

Reggae
Rootz Underground

Rock (Seany Robins Rock Award)
Sugar Fly

Vocal (Female)
Alessandra Paonessa

Vocal (Male)
Chadwick Johnson

World
Daniel Minimalia

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