Screen Music Awards 2018: winners

Wins for composers of Harrow, Mystery Road, Picnic at Hanging Rock and a top honour for director Robert Connolly.

Harrow, Mystery Road and Picnic at Hanging Rock were amongst winners at the Screen Music Awards in Sydney last night.

The event, staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) was held at the City Recital Hall in Sydney hosted by Denise Scott.

Composer Matteo Zingales won 2 awards with Harrow as Best Television Theme and sharing Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie with Antony Partos for Mystery Road.

Producer and Director Robert Connolly (pictured right) was honoured with the Distinguished Services to Australian Screen Award, as determined by APRA Board of Directors.

Composer Nigel Westlake (pictured left), said, “You would be hard pressed to find another individual who has given voice to the artistry of so many Australian composers, a man who has nurtured our community and provided the resources for our local talent to shine and realise their craft so thoroughly and with absolute integrity. The opportunity to work with Rob on Paper Planes was a highlight of my career. He is a filmmaker of the utmost integrity, a storyteller of immense facility, and has always believed in the power of cinema as a force for good.”

Caitlin Yeo won the Feature Film category for The Butterfly Tree.

TV and related categories:

Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award
Robert Connolly

Best Television Theme
Title Harrow
Composed by Matteo Zingales
Published by Sonar Music

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Title Picnic at Hanging Rock
Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski and Jan Skubiszewski

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Title Mystery Road
Composed by Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales
Published by Sonar Music

Best Music for a Documentary
Title A Stargazer’s Guide to the Cosmos
Composed by Sean Tinnion

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title Now I Know from Pulse
Composed by Oscar Joe Gross
Published by ABC Music Publishing

Best Music for Children’s Television
Title The Deep: The Missing
Composed by Nerida Tyson-Chew

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia**
Composers Dinesh Wicks and Adam Gock

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas**
Composer Neil Sutherland

**Determined by statistical analysis

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