Awards 2013 Edition! announces the 2nd Edition of Awards

Vote the best film music and film composers of 2013!

Milano, February 2014 – proudly announces the nominees for the Second Edition of Awards, a prize aimed to recognize the best film and television scores released last year both in Italy and the rest of the world.

Following the great success of the First Edition (which recognized Italian composers Paolo Vivaldi and Andrea Farri and, among the foreigners, John Williams and Howard Shore), gives to its readers and followers the chance to vote for their own favorite film and television scores of 2013 through a public poll on website.

As in last year's competition, the Award is structured in 6 categories: Best Music for an Italian Film, Best Italian Composer of the Year, Best Music for an Italian Television Series (a.k.a. “Fiction”), Best Original Song for an Italian Film, Best Music for a Foreign Film, Best Foreign Composer of the Year.

All the works produced and released in Italy during the year 2013 have been taken into consideration (for foreign films, the release in country of origin was considered).'s staff editors selected the candidates and, after an internal voting ballot, they picked 12 nominations for both “Best Music for an Italian Film” and “Best Music for a Foreign Film”, 8 nominations for “Best Music for Italian Television Series”, 3 nominations for “Best Original Song for an Italian Film” and 6 nominees for both “Best Italian Composer of the Year” e “Best Foreign Composer of the Year”.'s first aim is to have a selection of candidates that truly express the variety and eclectism of the scores produced for film and television during the year 2013. For Italian composers, again we find true film maestros like Ennio Morricone (nominated for Giuseppe Tornatore's The Best Offer), Pino Donaggio (Brian De Palma's Passion) and Franco Piersanti (Anni felici), as well as some of the most in-demand names of our industry such as Andrea Guerra (Che strano chiamarsi Federico!), Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi (Razzabastarda), Pasquale Catalano (Amiche da morire), Paolo Vivaldi (Adriano Olivetti: La forza di un sogno) and Umberto Scipione (Il principe abusivo). There are also interesting new names such as Lele Marchitelli (Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty), Mauro Pagani (Educazione Siberiana), Emanuele Bossi, the duo Marco Biscarini & Daniele Furlati (Un giorno devi andare), Gabriele Roberto (Viaggio sola), Rita Marcotulli (Una piccola impresa meridionale) and the Turin-based indie band Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo (La scoperta dell'alba).

Among the foreign composers, past winners John Williams (The Book Thief) and Howard Shore (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) receive their second Award nomination, as well as fast-rising Spanish talents Roque Baños (Evil Dead) and Fernando Velazquez (Mama), while Polish composer Abel Korzeniowski receives two nominations this year for Romeo & Juliet and Escape from Tomorrow. Up-and-coming film composer Steven Price has been nominated for his groundbreaking score for the sci-fi blockbuster Gravity.

Everyone can vote their own favorite scores and composers among the nominees from now until  Sunday, March 2, 2014. On that day, voting will be closed and winners will be announced shortly afterward.

We hope to see again numerous voters and participants. Award is rapidly becoming Italy's most important recognition for film & tv music. And remember, dear followers, that YOU will decide who will be the winner! Award is a property of The staff writers/editors are Massimo Privitera, Maurizio Caschetto, Alessio Coatto, Giuliano Tomassacci, Pietro Rustichelli, Luca Villari and Roberto Pugliese.

Full List of Nominees for the 2nd Edition of Awards:


Amiche da morire – Pasquale Catalano
Anni felici - Franco Piersanti
Che strano chiamarsi Federico! - Andrea Guerra
Educazione Siberiana - Mauro Pagani
Il principe abusivo - Umberto Scipione
La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) - Lele Marchitelli
La migliore offerta (The Best Offer) - Ennio Morricone
La scoperta dell’alba - Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo
Razzabastarda - Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi
Un giorno devi andare - Marco Biscarini & Daniele Furlati
Una piccola impresa meridionale - Rita Marcotulli
Viaggio sola - Gabriele Roberto


Marco Biscarini & Daniele Furlati
Pasquale Catalano
Lele Marchitelli
Ennio Morricone
Franco Piersanti
Gabriele Roberto


“Ecco che”, from the film L’ultima ruota del carro – Written and Performed by Elisa
“Fare a meno di te”, from the film Buongiorno papà – Performed by La Elle; Music and Lyrics by Gianluca Misiti and Laura Marafioti
“La vita possibile”, from the film Razzabastarda – Performed by Francesco Renga; Music and Lyrics by Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi


Adriano Olivetti: La forza di un sogno -
Paolo Vivaldi
Baciamo le mani - Paolo Vivaldi & Emanuele Bossi
Benvenuti a tavola 2 - Nord vs. Sud - Emanuele Bossi
Come un delfino - La serie - Ennio Morricone
Le tre rose di Eva 2 - Savio Riccardi
Ultimo 4: L’occhio del falco - Ennio Morricone
Una mamma imperfetta - La serie - Paolo Buonvino
Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Andrea Guerra


The Book Thief
- John Williams
The Croods - Alan Silvestri
Escape from Tomorrow - Abel Korzeniowski
Evil Dead - Roque Baños
Gravity - Steven Price
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Howard Shore
Instructions Not Included - Carlo Siliotto
Los amantes pasajeros - Alberto Iglesias
Kaze Tachinu – The Wind Rises - Joe Hisaishi
Mama - Fernando Velazquez
Passion - Pino Donaggio
Romeo & Juliet - Abel Korzeniowski


Roque Baños
Joe Hisaishi
Abel Korzeniowski
Howard Shore
Alan Silvestri
John Williams


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