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Desplat named composer of year at World Soundtrack Awards

The Ghent-based Awards concert was dedicated to the late Ronni Chasen.
Alexandre Desplat has been named film composer of the year for 2011 by the World Soundtrack Academy.
Desplat, who also won the prize last year, has had a busy year working on the following films: A Better Life, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech, The Tree of Life, The Well Digger’s Daughter, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2.
The World Soundtrack Awards were held this weekend as the closing event of the 38th Ghent International Film Festival.
The other winners included Best Original Film Score of the Year for Hans Zimmer’s Inception.
Randy Newman received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film with We Belong Together from the film Toy Story 3. Alex Heffes received the Discovery of the Year Award for The First Grader and The Rite. The Public Choice Award went to A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours. The Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer went to Gabriel Heinrich.
Giorgio Moroder received the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.
The concert was dedicated to the late Ronni Chasen, who had for many years represented the festival and awards and many of its composers. The concert featured music by her clients such as Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer.

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