Screen Music Awards: 2020: nominees


Adam Gock & Dinesh Wicks

Australian composers for Stateless, Unorthodox, Operation Buffalo, The Letdown, Upright, Glitch, The Secrets She Keeps, Bluey are amongst nominees in the 2020 Screen Music Awards.

The awards from APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) will be streamed online as a YouTube Premiere on 1 December.

Composer Antony Partos leads the nominee list with four nods Best Music for a Documentary, Best Original Song Composed for the Screen, Best Television Theme and Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie. Melbourne screen composer and music producer Cornel Wilczek has also scored three nominations.

The 2020 Screen Music Awards will be staged as a virtual event, streamed online on at 7:00pm AEDT Tuesday 1 December via YouTube Premiere,.

Justine Clarke will host with Jessica Wells as Musical Director.

Best Television Theme

Title Thalu (Ngarndu Ngurra)
Composed by Ned Beckley/Josh Hogan/Tyson Mowarin

Title Operation Buffalo
Composed by Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music

Title The Commons
Composed by Roger Mason

Title Unorthodox
Composed by Antonio Gambale
Published by BMG Rights Management obo Maisie Anthems

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

Title Everything’s Gonna Be Ok: Seven-Spotted Ladybug
Composed by Bryony Marks
Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Avalon Management Group

Title Glitch: Perfectly Safe
Composed by Cornel Wilczek

Title The Secrets She Keeps
Composed by Amanda Brown
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

Title You Can’t Ask That: Killed Someone
Composed by Andrew Sampford
Published by Universal Music Publishing obo ABC Music Publishing

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

Title Operation Buffalo
Composed by Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music

Title Stateless
Composed by Cornel Wilczek / Tom Rouch* / Pascal Babare
Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing*

Title The Commons
Composed by Roger Mason

Title Unorthodox
Composed by Antonio Gambale
Published by BMG Rights Management obo Maisie Anthems

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
Composed by Cornel Wilczek / Pascal Babare
Published by BMG Rights Management obo Maisie Anthems

Title Machine
Composed by Matteo Zingales
Published by Sonar Music

Title Maralinga Tjarutja
Composed by Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music

Title Quilty: Painting the Shadows
Composed by Damien Lane / Amanda Brown
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

Title The Sand That Ate the Sea
Composed by Luke Howard
Published by Secretly Canadian Publishing

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen

Title Ballad of the Bridge-Builders from The Skin of Others
Composed by David Bridie*/Tom Murray
Published by Mushroom Music*

Title Bear’s Theme from Bear: Koala Hero
Composed by Adam Gock/Brontë Horder/Mitch Stewart/Dinesh Wicks

Title Carry You from Upright
Composed by Tim Minchin
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Navel Enterprises

Title Edge of Something from Total Control
Composed by Missy Higgins*/Antony Partos/Matteo Zingales
Published by Mushroom Music* / Sonar Music

Best Music for Children’s Television

Title Alice Miranda: Friends Forever
Composed by Ryan Grogan

Title Bluey: Flatpack
Composed by Joff Bush
Published by Universal Music Publishing obo BBC Worldwide Limited

Title Thalu: Shadow Boxer
Composed by Ned Beckley/Josh Hogan

Title The Strange Chores: Train Snorp
Composed by Joff Bush
Published by Ludo Studio Pty Ltd

Best Soundtrack Album

Title Hearts and Bones
Composed by Rafael May
Published by Cooking Vinyl Publishing

Title Judy & Punch
Composed by François Tétaz
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Title Lambs of God
Composed by Bryony Marks
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

Title The Letdown
Composed by Sally Seltmann*/Darren Seltman
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing*

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia

Composers: Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks
Composer: Anthony El-Ammar
Composer: Jay Stewart
Composer: Mitch Stewart

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas

Composer: Jed Kurzel
Composer: Michael Yezerski
Composer: Neil Sutherland
Composer: Nerida Tyson-Chew

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