BMI Film & Television Awards Salute Composers of Top Movie, TV Music

Austin Powers Composer George S. Clinton Honored for Outstanding Career Achievement; Classic Contribution Award Goes to Conductor/Composer Lucas Richman

LOS ANGELES--()--BMI, the leading U.S. performing right organization, tonight honored the composers and songwriters of the music from the past years top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs at its annual Film & Television Awards. Held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the black-tie gala was hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Film/TV Relations Vice President Doreen Ringer Ross, who handed out more than 80 BMI Crystals throughout the evening.

A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the BMI Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement to multitalented film composer George S. Clinton. Named after late BMI Vice President Richard Kirk, the prestigious award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music. Past honorees include Jerry Goldsmith, Thomas Newman, Michael Kamen, John Barry, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin and John Williams.

George S. Clintons versatility and sheer musical prowess have placed the Grammy-nominated maestro in the upper-echelon of Hollywood composers. The recipient of six BMI awards and composer for myriad films, Clintons scores have lent depth to thrillers including Mortal Kombat and Wild Things; supplied deft timing to comedic smashes Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and its two sequels; and helped paint poignant moments in Joe Somebody, quirky moods in 3,000 Miles to Graceland and foreboding atmospheres in The Astronauts Wife. An active member of the film community, George S. Clinton also serves as an advisor at the Sundance Institutes Composers Lab.

BMI also recognized accomplished conductor and composer Lucas Richman with the Classic Contribution Award at the dinner, for ten years of service leading BMIs celebrated Conductors Workshop. A BMI composer, Richman has led the workshop since its inception. Presently Music Director and Conductor for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Richman is a leading expert in conducting and composing, having fashioned an outstanding career as a conductor with numerous symphonies and orchestras in the U.S. as well as collaborator with numerous film composers as their conductor, recording scores for such films as the Academy Award-nominated As Good As It Gets, Face/Off, Seven, Breakdown, Anastasia and The Village.

BMIs Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning composers were also feted, including Gustavo Santaolalla, whose score for Babel earned him his second Academy Award for Original Score; and Alexandre Desplat (SACEM), whose score for The Painted Veil earned him a Golden Globe award for Best Original Score Motion Picture.

Danny Elfman took home the evenings most awards, with four BMI Crystals for Meet The Robinsons, Charlottes Web, Nacho Libre and Desperate Housewives. Composer Theodore Shapiro took home three awards for The Devil Wears Prada, Blades of Glory and You, Me and Dupree; and Pete Townshend (PRS) was once again a triple winner for CSI, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY.

Composers who took home two awards were Teddy Castellucci for Wild Hogs and Little Man; Charlie Clouser for Saw III and Numb3rs; Harry Gregson-Williams for Flushed Away and Déjà Vu; Rupert Gregson-Williams for Over The Hedge and Click; and Aaron Zigman for Step Up and Bridge To Terabithia. Other award winners were Jeff Beal for Ugly Betty; Rolfe Kent and Daniel Licht for Dexter; Bruce Hanifan for Deadliest Catch; Steve Jablonsky for Desperate Housewives; Alex Wolff, Michael Wolff and Nat Wolff for The Naked Brothers Band; Carim Clasmann (PRS) and Galia Durant (PRS) for Greys Anatomy; Dain Blair and Tony Phillips for the hit series Deal Or No Deal, and many others.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in all genres of music. For more than 65 years, BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world, a vast repertoire that includes more than 6.5 million works. The non-profit-making corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

A complete list of 2006 BMI Film/TV Awards winners is included on bmi.com and high resolution photos are available at press.bmi.com. To request access, please contact mediarelations@bmi.com.

BMI Film & TV Awards - May 16, 2007

 

BMI RICHARD KIRK AWARD

 
GEORGE S. CLINTON
 

BMI CLASSIC CONTRIBUTION AWARD

 
LUCAS RICHMAN
 

BMI FILM MUSIC AWARDS

 
DAVID ARNOLD CASINO ROYALE
TYLER BATES 300 
TEDDY CASTELLUCCI WILD HOGS
TEDDY CASTELLUCCI LITTLE MAN
GEORGE S. CLINTON THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
CHARLIE CLOUSER SAW III
MYCHAEL DANNA LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (SACEM) THE QUEEN
DANNY ELFMAN MEET THE ROBINSONS
DANNY ELFMAN CHARLOTTE'S WEB
DANNY ELFMAN NACHO LIBRE
HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS FLUSHED AWAY
HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS DEJA VU
RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS OVER THE HEDGE
RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS CLICK
JOHN MURPHY (PRS) MIAMI VICE
DAVID NEWMAN NORBIT
JOHN OTTMAN SUPERMAN RETURNS
THEODORE SHAPIRO THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
THEODORE SHAPIRO BLADES OF GLORY
THEODORE SHAPIRO YOU, ME AND DUPREE
ALEX WURMAN TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY
CHRISTOPHER YOUNG GHOST RIDER
AARON ZIGMAN BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
AARON ZIGMAN STEP UP
 

OSCAR AWARD WINNER

 
GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA BABEL
 

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER

 
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (SACEM) THE PAINTED VEIL
 

BMI TELEVISION AWARDS

 
CHRIS DAUGHTRY AMERICAN IDOL
CARIM CLASMANN (PRS) GREY'S ANATOMY
GALIA DURANT (PRS) GREY'S ANATOMY
PETE TOWNSHEND (PRS) CSI
DANNY ELFMAN DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
STEVE JABLONSKY DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
ROBERT DEL NAJA (PRS) HOUSE
GRANTLEY MARSHALL (PRS) HOUSE
ANDREW VOWLES (PRS) HOUSE
KEVIN KINER CSI: MIAMI
PETE TOWNSHEND (PRS) CSI: MIAMI
MARK MANCINA CRIMINAL MINDS
BILL BROWN CSI: NY
PETE TOWNSHEND (PRS) CSI: NY
BRIAN KIRK NCIS
CHUCK LORRE TWO AND A HALF MEN
DAIN BLAIR DEAL OR NO DEAL
TONY PHILLIPS DEAL OR NO DEAL
JOEL WACHBRIT SHARK
PETER MANNING ROBINSON WITHOUT A TRACE
MIKE POST LAW & ORDER: SVU
JEFF BEAL UGLY BETTY
MARTIN DAVICH ER
DAVID SCHWARTZ RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
ROB CAIRNS EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
CHARLIE CLOUSER NUMB3RS
CHRIS WAGNER THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
 

EMMY AWARD WINNERS

 
EDWARD SHEARMUR MASTERS OF HORROR
CHRIS BIONDO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER - DEADLY LOVE
HARRY LEONARD WILLIAMS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER - DEADLY LOVE
GREG O'CONNOR "A Wonderfully Normal Day" from MADTV
JIM WISE "A Wonderfully Normal Day" from MADTV
BRADLEY HATFIELD "Sunshine" from THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
 

BMI CABLE AWARDS

 
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD (PRS) THE HILLS
DANIELLE BRISEBOIS THE HILLS
JAMES LEVINE THE CLOSER
ALEX WOLFF THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND
MICHAEL WOLFF THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND
NAT WOLFF THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND
HOWLIN' WOLF THE SOPRANOS
JAMES JOHNSTON WWE RAW
BRUCE HANIFAN DEADLIEST CATCH
TERRI NUNN ANGELA'S EYES
MITCHELL SIGMAN ANGELA'S EYES
STEVE HAMPTON THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY
GARY SCOTT THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY
GWENDOLYN SANFORD WEEDS
GARY STOCKDALE PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!
ROLFE KENT DEXTER
DANIEL LICHT DEXTER
MATT KOSKENMAKI THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER
JARRID MENDELSON THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER
JAMES LEVINE NIP/TUCK

Contacts

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or
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Contacts

BMI
Hanna Pantle, 310-289-6328
hpantle@bmi.com
or
Brenda Camberos, 310-289-6325
bcamberos@bmi.com