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Nominees for World Soundtrack Academy's 2012 Awards: Best Composer, Score, Song

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 13, 2012 at 5:09PM

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.
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Lay Your Head Down
from: “Albert Nobbs”
music by Brian Byrne
lyrics by Glenn Close
performed by Sinead O’Connor

Breath Of Life
from “ Snow White And The Huntsman”
music & lyrics by Florence Welch & Isabella Summers
performed by Florence + the Machine

The Living Proof
from “The Help”
music & lyrics by Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas
performed by  Mary J. Blige

Man Or Muppet
from “The Muppets”
music & Lyrics by Bret McKenzie
performed by Jason Segel and Walter

Masterpiece
from “W.E.”
music & lyrics by  Madonna, Julie Frost & Jimmy Harry
performed by Madonna

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.