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‘Lady in the Water’ Score Wins 3 IFMCA Awards!

The members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced the winners of the 3rd Annual IFMCA Awards, honoring achievements in film and television music in 2006.

Leading the pack with the most wins is James Newton Howard, for his score to M. Night Shyamalan’s “Lady in the Water” which picked up three awards including Best Film Score of the Year, Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film and Individual Cue of the Year for “The Great Eatlon.”

Although the actual movie was not a critical favorite, Mr. Howard has continually done superlative work for Mr. Shyamalan, having scored his last four films. “Lady in the Water” is available on CD from Decca Records.

Here is the complete list of winners:

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
* Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
* Alexandre Desplat

BEST NEW COMPOSER OF 2006
* Brett Rosenberg (Half Light)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
* The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
* The Holiday (Hans Zimmer)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FILM
* Happy Feet (John Powell)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/THRILLER FILM
* The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
* Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
* Planet Earth (George Fenton)

BEST SINGLE CUE OF 2006
* “The Great Eatlon” from Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
* Intrada (Douglass Fake, producer)

From: FilmMusicCritics.org

5 Responses to “‘Lady in the Water’ Score Wins 3 IFMCA Awards!”

  1. Rohan says:

    Awesome! Awesome!

  2. farhan says:

    Simply superb. James you deserve it man. I wish the movie too had some recognition like this. Anyways three cheers for James!!

  3. Gustavo² says:

    James is the man. Nice, very nice news.

  4. Maya says:

    cool! 🙂 :laughing: 🙂

  5. mnightfan1000 says:

    That is great that a film like this gets awards like it deserves. Too bad Night won the stupid Razzie awards for director and supporting actor. Anyways, congrats to James Newton Howard for his score; he deserves it!

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