Ryan Gosling in "Drive"
Ryan Gosling in "Drive"

The World Soundtrack Academy nominees for 2012 Awards for Best Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film are listed below. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on October 20, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

At the Awards concert, composer James Newton Howard's work will be celebrated and performed by the Brussells Philharmonic with accompanying film clips. Howard (whose work includes "Snow White and the Huntsman," "The Hunger Games," "The Sixth Sense" and "Pretty Woman") and Dirk Brossé will conduct. Composer Pino Donaggio ("Carrie," "Home Movies," "Dressed To Kill," "Blow Out," "Body Double" and "Raising Cain") will also receive a Lifetime Achievement award at the event.

Yet to be announced are the five nominees for Discovery of the Year 2012; they will be named at the end of August. Music fans can vote for Best Soundtrack of the year here

The nominees are listed below:

Film Composer of the Year: Award can be presented in respect of one film or in respect of a body of work in the year
Alexandre Desplat: A Better Life, Carnage, De Rouille Et d’Os (Rust & Bone), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Moonrise Kingdom, The Ides Of March

Alberto Iglesias: Le Moine (The Monk), La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Cliff Martinez: Contagion, Drive

Howard Shore: A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis,  Hugo

John Williams: The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse

Best Original Film Score of the Year

DRIVE by Cliff Martinez
HUGO by Howard Shore
THE IDES OF MARCH by Alexandre Desplat
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY by Alberto Iglesias

Best Original Song written directly for a Film